STT report: urban poor communities fear forced evictions, no land titles

Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) has published a report, titled Land Security of Urban Poor Communities, detailing land insecurity issues plaguing urban poor communities in Phnom Penh, who have expressed fear of eviction and inadequate compensation. ...

Pou Soreachny and Khuon Narim

‘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

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

250 families near Ta Mok Lake complain to US Embassy for intervention to settle their land disputes

About 30 people representing 250 families living next to Ta Mok Lake in Sangkat Samrong, Khan Prek Pnov, Phnom Penh, gathered on Thursday filed a petition at the US Embassy in Cambodia to intervene in their land dispute after no solution from the Cambodian authorities. ...

Khut Sokun

Government cuts 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok to a director of a real estate company

The government, through a sub-decree, cut off 67 hectares of Boeung Ta Mok in Phnom Penh to a businessman who have ties to Prim Minister Hun Sen’s daughter. ...

Mech Dara

250 Families near Ta Mok lake complain to UN to help monitor their land disputes

About 40 people representing 250 families living next to Ta Mok Lake in Sangkat Samrong, Khan Prek Pnov, Phnom Penh, on Monday filed a petition to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (UN) to request this body to help monitor land disputes and ...

Khut Sokun

Local residents fear losing it all as portions of Boeung Ta Mok lake become development land

The Cambodian authorities as of Dec. 2021 have granted for development more than 2,000 of Boeung Ta Mok lake’s 3,239.7 hectares in response to 43 requests from public and private institutions, leaving the future of the lake uncertain. ...

Teng Yalirozy

Gov’t clarifies division of Tamouk Lake

After the government ceded an additional 36 hectares of Tamouk Lake to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) in a sub-decree dated August 26, questions were raised as to whether or not it was given to Generals Vong Pisen and Sao Sokha, who were named ...

Yin Soeum

Government cedes another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake

The government gave up another 20 hectares of Ta Mouk Lake for a private development building and other infrastructure. ...

Yin Soeum

Fishermen worried for their future as lake getting filled

For nearly 40 years, Ing Choeun, a 63-year-old fisherman in Prek Pnov district’s Samraong commune north of Phnom Penh has relied on fishing at Tamouk Lake to make a living and to feed his family. ​ ...

Moeun Chhean Nariddh

20ha of land from Tamouk Lake for Calmette Hospital branch

The government has allocated a 20-hectare site for the construction of a Calmette Hospital medical branch in Kork Roka commune, Prek Pnov district in Phnom Penh. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Residents near lakes put up fight

Member of Phnom Penh’s lake communities who stand to have their lives uprooted by development projects filed complaints yesterday. Representatives of 260 families who live near Boeung Tamok in Sen Sok district’s Ponhea Pon commune filed a petition with City Hall asking for intervention over 200 ...

Sen David

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