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Land rights NGO given green light to resume its operations

The Interior Ministry has decided to allow land rights NGO Equitable Cambodia to operate in Cambodia after suspending its activities in September. The announcement was made after a meeting between Interior Minister Sar Kheng and EU ambassador George Edgar on Friday. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110492/land-rights-ngo-given-green-light-resume-operations/

Land rights organisation in Lango limbo

More than a month after the announcement of its ostensibly 30-day suspension, land rights organisation Equitable Cambodia remains stuck in limbo, with the Ministry of Interior saying the NGO must wait for the ministry’s approval to reopen. ...

Leonie Kijewski and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-rights-organisation-lango-limbo

Villagers suspect protesters were sent by sugar company

Following protests against land rights NGO Equitable Cambodia (EC) on Friday, several villagers in affected communities in Kampong Speu’s Oral district voiced concern yesterday that the protests might have been staged by the company that the communities stand in conflict with. ...

Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-suspect-protesters-were-sent-sugar-company

Kampong Speu protesters reject NGO’s help

In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent ...

Jack Davies and Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-protesters-reject-ngos-help

Land dispute resolution teams unveiled

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction unveiled the team members and case loads of the 27 land dispute resolution teams it announced it was creating on June 3 in an effort to more quickly handle such conflicts.    ...

Pech Sotheary and Donna M Airoldi
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-dispute-resolution-teams-unveiled

Kampong Speu disputants ‘pressured’ to take sugar firm deal

Despite earlier statements by company representatives that $500 compensation packages being offered to land disputants at Ly Yong Phat’s Kampong Speu economic land concession (ELC) were negotiable, attendees of a meeting between company representatives and residents yesterday said they felt pressured to take the offer. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-disputants-pressured-take-sugar-firm-deal

Complaint against sugar company withdrawn

More than 150 residents from Kampong Speu’s Oral district gathered at the Equitable Cambodia (EC) headquarters and the National Assembly on Friday to withdraw their complaints over land against the Phnom Penh Sugar Company, which is owned by magnate Ly Yong Phat. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25516/complaint-against-sugar-company-withdrawn/

‘No land revolution’ coming: official

While vast tracts of Cambodia remain concentrated in the hands of a few and accusations of land grabbing remain rife, the broader distribution of land is more than equitable and could never lead to an uprising, the government official in charge of finding solutions to ...

Lay Samean and Jack Davies
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/no-land-revolution-coming-official

Thai company’s return to sugar group challenged by NGOs

Three local NGOs have filed a com­plaint with international sug­ar industry group Bonsucro for re­admitting Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol even though thousands of fam­ilies forced off the company’s for­mer plantations in Oddar Mean­chey province have yet to be fully compensated. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thai-companys-return-to-sugar-group-challenged-by-ngos-107852/

Government undecided on new resettlement sites for evictees

A Finance Ministry official said on Sunday that the government had yet to decide whether it would comply with Asian Development Bank (ADB) rules that families facing eviction from along the country’s old railway tracks be offered resettlement options better than the ones they have ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-undecided-on-new-resettlement-sites-for-evictees-102214/

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