Relatives of missing casino workers still lack compensation, DNA results
Several Cambodian families missing relatives who worked at a Poipet casino engulfed in a deadly fire in late December say weeks later they have still not received information or compensation from authorities and the casino’s owners. ...
Futile hold-outs: PM warns Angkor Park squatters against inciters
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged squatters who have yet to relocate from Angkor Archaeological Park to Run Ta Ek village not to fall victim to unnamed opposition political party members inciting them to hold out for a higher amount of compensation. ...
Road impacts addressed
Addressing the economic and environmental impacts from two major road projects, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport on Tuesday said issues related to the renovations of National Road 2 are 98.5 per cent resolved while for National Road 22, it is 100 per cent ...
Ministry refuses to intervene in Koh Kong land dispute
The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction refused to intervene in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district after 77 families involved in the conflict requested its intervention. The ministry said those disputes had already been solved by an inter-ministerial committee. ...
Compensation demanded over reservoir construction
More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province are demanding compensation from the authorities over the construction of a reservoir which they claim had affected their livelihoods. The villagers said the Raksa reservoir, a government-run project for storing water in Chey Sen and Rovieng districts ...
People affected by expressway project demand fair compensation
Families displaced by the construction of the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville expressway have again asked the government for fair compensation so that they can find new homes. More than 130 families from Kamboul commune – in Phnom Penh’s Kamboul district – affected by Cambodia’s first expressway project ...
Thousands demand compensation
About 1,000 people locked in a land dispute with Heng Development Company in Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district yesterday descended upon the Boeng Kyang Commune Hall demanding compensation for their loss of land. ...
Kandal residents in land dispute accept compensation
Kandal provincial authorities and six unnamed companies in Kandal Stung district are handing out money to thousands of families locked in a 400-hectare land dispute in a bid to quell protests. Those who accept the money must relinquish their claim and cease from gathering in public ...
Workers to get cash compensation
The Ministry of Labour on Friday announced that more than 1,000 workers from three factories in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district can come to collect cash compensation at a district hall following the absconding of their employers. ...
Holdouts demand electricity compensation
Electricite du Cambodge has challenged a claim by eight families from Kampong Cham province for compensation after power lines were built across their land. EDC said it had to build the line from Kampong Cham province to Stung Treng province. The 240km line affects 1,054 ...
Sesan holdouts demand compensation from flood
Sesan dam holdouts from Kbal Romeas and Srekor villages have gone on the offensive, demanding compensation for destroyed rice fields and new homes on their ancestral land. Both villages were flooded following the inauguration of the China-backed Lower Sesan II Dam in September. While some accepted ...
More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse
A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said. ...
Thailand rail link held up by compensation claims
Government officials are working to settle compensation claims for 50 families living alongside a kilometer of rail track in Poipet town, to allow a rail link between Cambodia and Thailand to open by the middle of the year. ...
Villagers affected by dam meet with government officials
Villagers from Stung Treng whose homes stand to be flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam met with representatives of the Ministry of Mines and Energy at an NGO Forum-sponsored meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday, in hopes of establishing a dialogue towards a long-awaited compromise. ...
Some Return After Eviction From Coastal Resort Development
Thousands of people have been evicted from their homes to make way for a Chinese development in Koh Kong province. But some of the families have returned to their land, leaving a relocation site they say was insufficient for their needs. For families like those of ...
On Coast, Chinese Development Pushes Thousands From Land
Thousands of villagers in a remote district of the coastal province of Koh Kong have been evicted or are facing eviction in the face of a Chinese resort development project. Some families have moved unwillingly to relocation sites. But others are refusing to leave, setting the ...
Workers paid out on doorstop of election
A month-long battle to secure back pay waged by 750 garment workers has ended only days before the national election – with the government footing the bill. The $450,000 payout to the Pine Great (Cambodia) factory workers – whose factory owner skipped town in April – ...
Mfone workers paid, a little
After months of protests, more than 1,000 former Mfone employees yesterday received just 10 per cent of the $4.4 million they were demanding in compensation after the telecom company filed for bankruptcy in January. Court-appointed administrator Ouk Ry, entrusted with the sale of Mfone’s assets, ...
Bandith appeals while on the lam
Former Bavet town governor Chhouk Bandith has appealed — from hiding — his conviction for shooting three women at a protest earlier last year, his lawyer said. His attorney, Sun Bunnarith, said that he had filed the appeal about two weeks ago, and that Bandith’s ...
Ethical Sugar Group Suspends Tate & Lyle Over Plantations
An international group that promotes the ethical sourcing of sugar for the food and energy industries has suspended the membership of U.K. sugar giant Tate & Lyle for failing to answer complaints that it was buying from Cambodian plantations accused of stealing land from local ...