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Tycoon back in firing line

For the second time in as many weeks, an NGO has accused tycoon Try Pheap of facilitating illegal logging in a protected forest during the election campaign and post-election period, and with the protection of authorities. In a report set to be released today by the ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tycoon-back-firing-line

Verdict today in case of jailed land activist

After more than three months in jail, environmental activist Kuch Veng is set to hear his verdict at the Pursat provincial court. The verdict was originally scheduled to be handed down July 10, but the judge ordered it delayed after some 300 people from 11 provinces ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/verdict-today-case-jailed-land-activist

Villagers blame rubber company

Villagers in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking the assistance of rights group Adhoc, claiming a Malaysian rubber company has stopped them from receiving land titles. Sok Yam, 48, one of the four representatives of the Sro Yong commune residents, said members of 72 families thumbprinted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-blame-rubber-company

RISDA To Open Two Plantations In Cambodia

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is opening two plantations in Cambodia, its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad said Wednesday. He said discussions had been held with the companies that would be tasked with managing the plantations last week. “We are now awaiting approval ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=964158

Mystery Surrounds Ratanakkiri’s First Special Economic Zone

Construction of a special economic zone (SEZ) near the Vietnamese border in Ratanakkiri province’s eastern O’Yad­aw district is on track, but who exactly will avail of the facility and its services remains a mystery—even for senior provincial officials. The latest announced venture of agro-industry land concession ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/mystery-surrounds-ratanakkiris-first-special-economic-zone-35235/

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Crop burning alleged

Less than two months after staffers at a Vietnamese rubber concessionaire were charged over setting homes aflame during a land dispute, the company has been accused of burning and bulldozing more than 900 cashew nut trees and eight hectares of plantation land in O’Chum district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866717/National/crop-burning-alleged.html

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

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