Kirirom national park, Bati district land granted to elites
Relatives of infamous Pheapimex CEO Choeung Sopheap received forest land in the center of Kirirom National Park, while a minister, tycoons and an apparent relative of first lady Bun Rany all received state land, according to official documents published in late December. ...
Land disputes settled through mediation
A long-term land dispute between indigenous villagers in Mondulkiri and a private company over community forests has been resolved in a ground-breaking mediation settlement – a first for Cambodia. ...
100 ha of land illegally cleared in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
The Andong Kraloeng forestry community is up and arms over 100 hectares of forest land inside Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary being cleared illegally with no intervention and action taken by the provincial environment department. ...
Kampong Speu reclaims 266ha state land
The Kampong Speu provincial authorities are working to identify land grabbers after reclaiming more than 266ha of land at nine sites in Oral district’s Tasal and Trapaing Chor communes as state property. ...
Encroachers try pillars in Koh Kong
Thousands of square metres of state forest land in roughly 11ha of state reserve land in Koh Sdech village, Koh Sdech commune, Kiri Sakor district, Koh Kong province, were illegally encroached upon by unknown people. They have installed concrete and wooden pillars. ...
Teams to compile data, give titles to citizens on state land
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Monday created 18 teams to compile and compare data on forests which are occupied by citizens in 24 provinces. The group’s formation came after Prime Minister Hun Sen last week ordered ministries to accelerate the release ...
Lawsuit filed against local Mondulkiri leaders
Two separate complaints were filed at the Mondulkiri Provincial Court against four people including the first deputy chief of Bou Sra commune, in Pech Chreada district, and a provincial deputy governor. The case concerned the issuance of land titles on forest land and secretly digging ...
Pursat authorities issue one-week eviction notice to 31 families occupying protected land
The Pursat Provincial Environment Department has issued a one-week deadline to more than 30 families to remove their dwellings, livestock and crops from a protected area in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary which they illegally occupied. ...
SEZ adds to tycoon’s growing portfolio
Okhna Try Pheap’s ballooning empire of exclusive natural resource licences and concessions has been expanded even further with the granting of a special economic zone (SEZ) in Ratanakkiri province. The May 27 issue of the Royal Gazette reveals Pheap was granted a 136-hectare SEZ in O’Yadav ...
Villagers Camp Out to Protest ‘Land Grab’
More than 100 people from two communes in Kratie province’s Sambor district gathered yesterday for a three-day protest in front of the provincial office of Think Biotech, a Korean-owned timber company villagers say is encroaching on their land. As of yesterday evening, 10 armed policemen ...