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Ministry reports damage from droughts and floods

Floods and droughts destroyed some 67,000ha of paddy fields in the Kingdom last year, resulting in minimal declines to yields and land available for cultivation, the Ministry of Agriculture reported on Monday. Ministry spokesman Srey Vuthy joined a government press unit briefing on Monday to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reports-damage-droughts-and-floods

Court summons villagers in land dispute

Svay Rieng Provincial Court has summoned eight members from a group of 200 villagers who occupied land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company on Wednesday. The villagers from Ampil commune in Romeas Hek district have been ordered to clarify their actions ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38746/court-summons-villagers-in-land-dispute/

Villagers occupy land in stand-off

Police yesterday confronted more than 200 villagers in Svay Rieng province as they tried to occupy land at the centre of a long-running dispute with a development company. The villagers are unhappy because the government granted NK Venture special permission to build a sugar plantation on ...

Sen David
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38700/villagers-occupy-land-in-stand-off/

Call for better handling of land disputes

Civil society organizations yesterday repeated calls for land disputes to be resolved quickly, peacefully and without authorities using police and the courts to put pressure on communities. Speaking at an event celebrating poor urban communities at the American Intercon School yesterday, more than 200 people, including ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29659/call-for-better-handling-of-land-disputes/

Land measured for villagers

A land dispute working group in Preah Sihanouk province yesterday started measuring land for three communities in Smach Daeng village in Prey Nob district’s Ream commune, who had a long-running land dispute with the Yi Yea Group Company who had received an economic land concession ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29087/land-measured-for-villagers/

Defendants cut off as 23’s trial goes on

When union leader Vorn Pov was finally allowed to give testimony yesterday on the third day of the trial of 23 men arrested during a garment strike in January, he found himself cut off by an attorney ordering him to answer only the exact question ...

May Titthara, Buth Reaksmey Kongkea and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defendants-cut-23%E2%80%99s-trial-goes

Villagers summonsed in illegal logging case

Some 300 villagers from the Andong Trabaek community in Svay Rieng province’s Romeas Hek district will accompany two representatives who have been summonsed to the provincial court Tuesday to clarify allegations of illegal logging that villagers say were fabricated by Forestry Administration officials in order ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013022561580/National/community-reps-summonsed.html

Farmers Concerned That Draft Law Will Legalize Land Grabs

About 60 farmers met yesterday in Phnom Penh to rise their concerns about the law on the management of farmland that is currently being drafted by the Ministry of Agriculture, which critics say will legalize land grabbing. The latest public version of the draft law grants power ...

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