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Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/thai-court-fixes-may-9-hearing-for-oddar-meanchey-villagers-versus-global-sugar-producer-case/

‘We are dying to live in our homeland’: Siem Reap villagers protest against Apsara

On Monday hundreds of families living inside the Angkor archaeological park protested against the Apsara National Authority, which manages the park, for barring them from doing construction and other activities that support their livelihoods. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/we-are-dying-to-live-in-our-homeland-siem-reap-villagers-protest-against-apsara/

STT report: forced evictions in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Takeo pushed people into debt crisis

 A report by NGO Sahmakum Teang Tnaut Organization (STT) revealed that people who are forcibly evicted from their homes without proper resettlement are burdened with debt, have low access to food, while children experience disruptive education and are subject to child labor. ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/stt-report-forced-evictions-in-phnom-penh-kandal-takeo-pushed-people-into-debt-crisis/

APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/apsara-brings-lawsuit-against-angkor-wat-villagers-for-obstructing-illegal-structure-demolition/

Residents of some poor communities in Phnom Penh worried about evictions

Boeung Trabek community representative, Hour Seaklon, who is sitting in a house preparing vegetables for cooking with a sad face, told CamboJA that more than 40 families have not yet received land titles, despite promises from the authorities that will provide legal title after the ...

Runn Sreydeth
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/residents-of-some-poor-communities-in-phnom-penh-worried-about-evictions/

Kandal residents protest new land filling near airport development

Kandal village residents protested on Thursday against the filling in of land near their homes at the $1.5 billion airport development project, with a company official saying they were only filling the homes of three people who had agreed to leave the site. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/kandal-residents-protest-new-land-filling-near-airport-development/

500 Kandal families petition authorities to halt evictions for airport development

Hundreds of families facing displacement from a $1.5 billion airport project in Kandal province petitioned the provincial governor Monday, requesting authorities grant them land titles and allow them to continue living on the land. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/500-kandal-families-petition-authorities-to-halt-evictions-for-airport-development/

Kandal airport developer begins direct negotiations with households seeking better compensation

Families facing eviction to make way for a $1.5 billion airport under construction in Kandal province continue to contest the compensation being offered by the project’s developer. This week the company began directly negotiating with some of the more than 60 families who had still ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/kandal-airport-developer-begins-direct-negotiations-with-households-seeking-better-compensation/

Prek Tnaot families face eviction for river ‘restoration’ linked to elite company

Nearly 100 families living near Takhmao city are facing eviction as authorities pledge to restore the heavily-polluted river running next to their homes in a project linked to a real estate company with connections to the prime minister’s family. ...

Ngay Nai and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/prek-tnaut-families-face-eviction-for-river-restoration-linked-to-elite-company/

Canal-side community will receive new plots, land titles

More than 400 Phnom Penh families living along a canal in Meanchey district will be granted land titles after development to the area’s defunct drainage system takes place, officials said. ...

Phan Soumy and Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/canal-side-community-will-receive-new-plots-land-titles-130571/

Airports operator looks to expand

While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans. How many tourist arrivals do ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053165965/CEO-Talk/airports-operator-looks-to-expand.html

Families Say Land Was Taken

Nearly 90 representatives of 137 families in Battambang province, some of whom include former Khmer Rouge cadres, protested for a second day in Phnom Penh yesterday, claiming authorities had seized land they had held since the late 1990s. Ul Yan who was among protesters at Butom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052465825/National/families-say-land-was-taken.html

City Hall Denies Evicting Family Despite Fencing Off Homes

Three families protesting the fencing–off of the Phnom Penh building in which they have lived for decades were assured yesterday by City Hall-which “swapped” the property and the land on which it is built earlier this month-that they will not be evicted from the building ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

The price of land development in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, a city once fabled for its stately colonial buildings and boulevards, and its serene riverside setting, is becoming a city of glaring contrasts. An economy left in ruins by the years of war and violent revolution in the 1970s and 80s grew at a ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21973412

Evictees to reject offer

Twenty-one families whose houses were demolished during an eviction on Tuesday said yesterday that they planned to refuse an offer of houses, land and cash from the tycoon who now possesses their land. Villagers, however, will continue to discuss the offer in another meeting scheduled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030861830/National/evictees-to-reject-offer.html

Villagers fear eviction looms

Villagers who fear eviction from their homes of 30 years in Kratie province travelled to Phnom Penh yesterday to plead for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention. Fifteen representatives of 88 families who live close to Kratie Airport, in Kratie town’s Srei Padav village, said provincial authorities ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030561741/National/villagers-fear-eviction-looms.html

Finance Minister Lauds Boeng Kak's Tax Bill

The Finance Ministry has sent a letter to well-known businesswoman Choeung Sopheap thanking her for paying her taxes on the highly controversial filling in of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake, and holding her firm up as an example of corporate professionalism. Though Shukaku Inc., which is ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/finance-minister-lauds-boeng-kaks-tax-bill-11863/

Small concession in eviction fight

Authorities have partially backed down on an order forcing 196 residents in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district to move their homes, but refused to scrap the plan completely when confronted at Chaom Chao commune hall yesterday. Phuong Sopheap, one of about 20 residents that congregated ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080857864/National-news/small-concession-in-eviction-fight.html

National Rail Project Heralded by Eviction Notices in Poipet

Poipet City authorities have given dozens of families living along a section of railway slated for renovation 10 days to move or face forcible eviction. Poipet City Deputy Governor An Vanak said that the eviction notice was sent Monday to about 40 families, only eight of ...

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