State public land
Ministry official jailed for land fraud
A former government official from Koh Kong province was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, for illegally selling five hectares of land, worth $25,000 to his friend in 2019. ...
Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
Kirirom National Park, Bati district land granted to elites
Relatives of infamous Pheapimex CEO Choeung Sopheap received forest land in the center of Kirirom National Park, while a minister, tycoons and an apparent relative of first lady Bun Rany all received state land, according to official documents published in late December. ...
Authorities reclaim 65,000 hectares of flooded forest
About 65,000 hectares of flooded forest around the Tonle Sap Lake have been reclaimed, with 5,000 families relocated, to prevent further encroachment, according to the spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management. ...
Boeng Tamok’s development outweighs preservation of lake, says land official
A Land Ministry official said development of Boeng Tamok in northern Phnom Penh was a higher priority than the water body’s preservation, adding that only a lake like the Tonle Sap was worth preserving. ...
Communes meet as private projects begin building on state lakes, forests
Four commune administrations in Takeo province — including two containing controversial developments in Phnom Tamao forest — gathered Wednesday morning over local residents living on state land, an official said. ...
104 Battambang vets to receive homes via random draw
The government has provided 104ha of a social land concession (SLC) in Dounba commune’s Kouk Roka village of Battambang province’s Kors Kralor district for housing and farming to 104 veterans. ...
Six more hectares of Tamouk lake granted to private owners
At least six hectares of land in the Tamouk lake area, also known as Boeng Kob Srov, have been handed over by the government to Seng Youan, Director-General of the General Department of Logistics and Finance of the Ministry of Interior, for personal use and ...
Pailin Governor takes action against encroachers
The government continues to move to crackdown on land encroachers, with Pailin Governor Ban Srey Mom took action against a group of land encroachers in the province. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Kampot to remove illegal waterfront structures
Owners of illegal structures built on Kampot province’s seafront and riverbanks were ordered by the provincial governor to remove them immediately or be taken to court. ...
ACU urged to probe Phnom Tamao land irregularities
Baitong Warriors, a local environment activist group, have submitted a letter to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities concerning more than 2,000ha of the Tamao Mountain forest reserve following news of a dairy farm’s relocation to the area. ...
PM hands over more than 3,000 hectares of land to people in Pursat
Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a sub-decree to amend the area of 3,448 hectares, 77 and hand it over to the people of Pursat to live in and enjoy. ...
Khmer Times Staff
10 arrested over land grabbing in Preah Sihanouk province
Officials in Preah Sihanouk province arrested 10 people over land grabbing in Kampong Seila district. Reports said almost 300 people were involved in the land encroachment in the province. ...
More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land returned to the state
More than 62,000 hectares of flooded forest land in six provinces surrounding Tonle Sap lake have been returned to the government, according to an official. ...
Over 60ha of encroached land seized in K Chhnang
Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration has confiscated over 60 hectares of illegally grabbed state land in Kampong Tralach district. ...
M’kiri authorities on manhunt over 6,000ha of grabbed land
The Department of Agriculture authorities are on a manhunt to track down those involved in the encroachment of more than 6,000 hectares of forest land since January 5 in Mondulkiri province. ...
Mondulkiri officials under scrutiny over land
Pen Ean, a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, has submitted a letter to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng requesting that the ministry review the case O’Raing district governor Seak Mony of Mondulkiri province and other officials in that district who allegedly conspired to ...
More than 60,000 hectares of flooded forest seized by state from encroachers
As the crackdown and seizure of encroached swamp forest land continues, the government has so far seized more than 60,000 hectares of encroached land from more than 14,000 families. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Taskforce to fight all state land grabs in M’kiri forests
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon formed a joint-task force for the prevention of forestry crimes in Mondulkiri province following a clampdown on illegal occupation of state land there. ...
Long term residents of state land ask for stability via land titles
People living in the Prek Ta Kong community in Phnom Penh are concerned about the legal status of their homes as they live above the sewer pipes, and have never received land titles, despite some families having lived there for 40 years. ...
Two more land in court for Tonle Sap encroachment
The Banteay Meanchey Provincial Court on December 22 detained a commune chief in Preah Netr Preah district and a reporter from the Khmer Student News Unit on charges of illegal encroachment, occupation and sale of state land that is part of Region 3 of the ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya