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Kem Ley foundation registered

The Ministry of Interior has officially registered a newly created “Kem Ley Foundation Association” after months of processing the application. Chhim Kan, director of the Interior Ministry’s Department of Associations and Political Parties, yesterday confirmed the association’s registration had been successful. ...

Yon Sineat and Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kem-ley-foundation-registered

Land grabs often driven by investors seeking land, Global Witness says

Global Witness says Cambodia’s ongoing land crisis is part of a larger global trend, one driven by economics and resource shortages. ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/land-grabs-often-driven-by-investors-seeking-land-global-witness-says/3073371.html

Villagers petition Cambodian lawmakers for help with land dispute cases

About 200 villagers involved in land disputes in three provinces protested Monday outside Cambodia’s parliament building in Phnom Penh, demanding that lawmakers resolve their cases and threatening not to vote for those who turn down their requests. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/villagers-petition-cambodian-lawmakers-for-help-with-land-dispute-cases-07202015160050.html

NGO Global Witness hits back at ministry

The government’s apparent unwillingness to take seriously evidence of continued large-scale illegal logging orchestrated by the Try Pheap Group is “disappointing”, Global Witness said yesterday. A report released last week by the UK-based group titled The Cost of Luxury detailed evidence, collected during an eight-month covert ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/ngo-global-witness-hits-back-ministry

Claims by Global Witness rejected

Minister of Agriculture Ouk Rabun yesterday dismissed allegations of large-scale illegal timber smuggling by the Try Pheap Group published in a report by UK-based corruption monitor Global Witness last week. Global Witness’s report, The Cost of Luxury, identified Pheap, a prominent tycoon and former adviser to ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/claims-global-witness-rejected

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