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Military officer arrested over land-clearing allegations

Police in Pursat province arrested a high-ranking military officer on Monday, accusing him of encroaching and clearing around 40 hectares of the state’s protected forest areas in Veal Veng district.​ ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756944/military-officer-arrested-over-land-clearing-allegations/

Sam Al urges officials to stop rampant land stealing in Ratanakkiri

At a Tuesday meeting with officials, the Ratanakkiri governor, and commune and district authorities, Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said land stealing is rampant and has not slowed down in the province. Sam Al said local officials have been involved in several illegal land ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-al-urges-officials-stop-rampant-land-stealing-ratanakkiri

Former justice official busted for land crimes

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has issued temporary detention warrants for former Ministry of Justice under-secretary of state Seng Sovannara and three accomplices. They were arrested by National Police on Friday. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/former-justice-official-busted-land-crimes

Six detained over forest clearing in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial court sent six people in pre-trial detention on Friday and Saturday on separate charges of deforestation and encroachment on natural protected areas, the provincial department of environment revealed. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717269/six-detained-over-forest-clearing-in-mondulkiri/

Military officer arrested over alleged land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Military Police on Saturday arrested a high-ranking military officer suspected of illegally clearing and encroaching on 50 hectares of land within a state-owned natural protected area. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717255/military-officer-arrested-over-alleged-land-encroachment/

Eight charged over protected land encroachment

Stung Treng Provincial Court has jailed eight villagers accused of encroaching a protected area in Thala Barivat district. They were charged under Article 62 of the Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50705624/eight-charged-over-protected-land-encroachment/

Forestry minister stresses importance of resources

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on Wednesday stressed the importance of forest resources and the need to protect them to boost the economy and livelihoods of forest communities while maintaining a sustainable environment. At the Forestry Administration’s annual review meeting, attended by ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-minister-stresses-importance-resources

Social land concessions floated for residents hit by work on Sihanoukville canals

The Preah Sihanouk provincial administration has recommended those whose houses were torn down for encroaching on canals to seek social land concessions from the authorities. Provincial deputy governor Cheav Vichheak told The Post on Tuesday that Sihanoukville has five main canals with a cumulative length ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/social-land-concessions-floated-residents-hit-work-sihanoukville-canals

Illegal land markers removed on Mondulkiri province plot

More than 200 markers planted illegally in Mondulkiri’s O’Raing district have been removed, with provincial authorities now on the lookout for those responsible for the crime. O’Raing district governor Siek Mony told The Post on Saturday that some 10 police officers went to Sen Monorom ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-land-markers-removed-mondulkiri-province-plot

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

WWF calls for more action to protect endangered animals

Kratie Province–World Wildlife Fund Cambodia yesterday urged Kratie provincial authorities to take firm action against fishing, forestry, and forest land encroachment crimes in order to protect and preserve rare species of wild animals that are currently under threat. Horm Chandet, a landscape manager for WWF’s ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50679406/wwf-calls-for-more-action-to-protect-endangered-animals

Environment Minister looks to curb land encroachment

Environment Minister Say Samal has urged authorities in three provinces to prevent illegal land encroachment in the Samlot multi-purpose-use area and Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary as both areas are suffering from illegal occupations. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664119/environment-minister-looks-to-curb-land-encroachment/

Minister relays land encroachment prevention orders

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged local authorities to follow the instructions of the Council of Ministers on how to prevent illegal land encroachment. On Thursday, the Council of Ministers issued a letter to Mr Sakhon, who is chairman of the National Committee to Prevent Illegal ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643362/minister-relays-land-encroachment-prevention-orders/

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