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Kampot port receives more Sea, Tonle Sap transfer proceeds

Around 10,000 hectares around the Tonle Sap lake have had protections relaxed, purportedly to legitimize families already using the land, while a port project linked to tycoon Try Pheap received 150 hectares off the coast of Kampot. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/kampot-port-receives-more-sea-tonle-sap-transfer-proceeds/

Village demands return of chief who joined Angkor protest

Siem Reap residents are collecting hundreds of thumbprints for the reinstatement of a village chief who was fired for joining a protest against the resettlement of Angkor evictees. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/village-demands-return-of-chief-who-joined-angkor-protest/

Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company

Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-families-face-eviction-for-river-restoration-linked-to-elite-company/

CSOs say that people in some capitals and provinces still face land issues under state development projects

Civil society organizations and community representatives from some capitals and provinces say that people are still facing problems with land, houses and have not yet received proper compensation due to the development without studying the impact in advance and the authorities continue to monitor and threaten ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/24/civil-society-says-that-people-still-face-problems-under-state-development-projects/

Indigenous representatives in Mondulkiri seek Prime Minister's intervention to keep community land

Representatives of indigenous peoples in Mondulkiri province file a petition at the office of Prime Minister Hun Sen to keep more than 200 hectares of community land for residents and stop giving that land to a private company for development that will affect their livelihood. ...

Saut Sokprathna
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/26/indigenous-representatives-in-mondulkiri-seek-prime-ministers-intervention-to-save-community-land/

Prek Tnaut Pollution Hits a New Low as Water Declared ‘Hazardous’

Those living near the river, which flows from Kampong Speu through Kandal province, say that they have long avoided using its water for drinking, cooking or cleaning as the area has become increasingly polluted over the last decade. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-pollution-hits-a-new-low-as-water-declared-hazardous/

Hundreds From Three Provinces Urge Government to Speed Up Land Dispute Resolutions

About 300 people from three provinces are urging three ministries and the Prime Minister’s cabinet to speed up solutions for their land disputes that have dragged out for more than a decade. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://vodenglish.news/hundreds-from-three-provinces-urge-government-to-speed-up-land-dispute-resolutions/

Residents and traders at Phnom Sampov resort request compensation in exchange for demolition

About 20 families and traders living and selling around Phnom Sampov asked the relevant authorities to help resolve the compensation according to the market price in exchange for relocation as authorities claim that their move is to rehabilitate the site for tourism. ...

VOD staff
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/residents-and-traders-at-phnom-sampov-request-compensation-in-exchange-for-demolition/

Citizens with land issues in three provinces submit a petition to the relevant ministries demanding a solution

About 300 communities from three provinces gathered to file a petition at the Prime Minister’s Office and other relevant ministries in Phnom Penh on Thursday to demand those ministries and institutions expedite the settlement of land issues for them. ...

Khan Leakhena
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/citizens-with-land-issues-in-3-provinces-submit-a-petition-to-the-relevant-ministries-demanding-a-solution/

People in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province vow to protect Phnom Toteung community forest for the fear of lost forest

This is what the people of Kampong Chen village, Steung Keo commune, Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province said, Phnom Toteung Community Forest is not only a sanctuary for the people who live in the vicinity of this community forest, they can also enjoy non-timber forest ...

Soth Ban
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/17/people-in-teuk-chhou-district-vow-to-protect-phnom-toteung-community-forest/

Siem Reap village chief dismissed after protesting for land rights with citizens

Sna Sangkram village chief of Balang commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province was fired by his superiors after protesting for land rights with more than 210 families in the Run Ta Ek development area. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/16/siem-reap-village-chief-dismissed-after-protesting-for-land-rights-with-citizens/

Mondulkiri Srepok wildlife sanctuary chief fired after alleged abuse of locals

The Environment Ministry has ordered provincial officials to fire the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province over alleged abuses of power, including threatening local people who were collecting firewood. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/mondulkiri-srepok-wildlife-sanctuary-chief-fired-after-alleged-abuse-of-locals/

Pounong indigenous peoples ask Mondulkiri Provincial Authorities to take action against those clearing their faith mountain

Indigenous people in Laoka village, Sokdom commune, Sen Monorom city, Mondulkiri province, request the authorities to take action to prevent the clearing of the mountainous land, which is a place of worship and the extraction of non-timber forest products as they claim that the perpetrators ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/punong-people-ask-the-authorities-to-take-action-against-those-who-cleared-the-mountain/

More than 200 families in Siem Reap dismantled tents on disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force

210 families live in Sna Sangkram village, Balong commune, Prasat Bakong district, Siem Reap province that has a land dispute with the Apsara Authority demolished tents from the disputed land overnight after authorities threatened to use force. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/more-than-200-families-in-siem-reap-dismantled-tents-after-authorities-threatened-to-use-force/

Citizens and communities concerned over rising fishing crimes in Kampong Preah community

Communities in Kampong Preah commune, Battambang province, are concerned, claiming that there are still people smuggling nets and other illegal devices resulting in the loss of fish species. ...

VOD​ Staff
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/15/citizens-and-communities-concerned-about-rising-fishing-crimes-in-kampong-preah-community/

‘A Plane Crash. A Car Accident’: Boeng Tamok Residents Host Cursing Ceremony

Residents facing potential eviction from the capital’s Boeng Tamok lake — which is in the process of being filled in with sand — held a “cursing ceremony” against the developers and officials’ relatives who are taking and selling their land. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/a-plane-crash-a-car-accident-boeng-tamok-residents-host-cursing-ceremony/

Indigenous people gather in front of Kampong Thom Provincial Court as a witness testifies in their land case

On Friday, more than 20 representatives of the Kuy indigenous group in Ngon commune, Sandan district, Kampong Thom province gathered in front of the Kampong Thom Provincial Court while an indigenous witness testifies to the case of their representative involved in a land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/04/indigenous-gather-in-front-of-kampong-thom-court-as-a-witness-testifies-in-their-land-case/

Some citizens affected by new airport project remain non-compensation for US$ 8 per square meter

Some residents affected by the new Phnom Penh International Airport development project in Kandal Steung district, Kandal province, remain adamant not to accept compensation of US$ 8 per square meter as determined by the government, while some people received the compensation by force after losing ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/07/some-citizens-affected-kandal-airport-project-remain-non-compensation/

Boeung Ta Mok residents set up tents to prevent authorities from dumping land while land disputes remain unresolved

About 30 people representing 250 families living near Ta Mok Lake in Sangkat Samrong, Khan Prek Pnov, Phnom Penh, set up tents on the disputed land and took turns to prevent the authorities from pouring land to clear Ta Mok Lake which affect their livelihoods, ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/08/boeung-ta-mok-residents-set-tents-prevent-authorities-dumping-land-enjoying/

Local authorities unaware of mangrove deforestation and sea construction in Koh Kong province

Local authorities in Koh Kong province claim that they are still unaware of the case of mangrove deforestation and construction of solid structures into the sea within its jurisdiction yet. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/11/09/local-authorities-not-yet-aware-of-the-case-of-mangrove-deforestation/

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