Land protesters take disputes to the top

Representatives of 187 families in Kampong Chhnang province and Phnom Penh gathered at the Land Management Ministry and the Prime Minister’s cabinet office yesterday seeking help to resolve their years-long land disputes ...

Pech Sotheary

Villagers pushed to accept land deal from KDC

Kompong Chhnang provincial authorities on Thursday urged villagers locked in a land dispute with KDC International to accept compensation from the development firm, promising to request that a social land concession be granted to them. ...

Kuch Naren

Lawmakers promise end to KDC land row

The National Assembly’s newly formed bipartisan Human Rights Commission met with representatives from the embattled Lor Peang village on Monday, promising a prompt resolution to their 12-year-old dispute over 145 hectares of land in Kompong Chhnang province. Lork Kheng, deputy chair of the commission, vowed that ...

Kuch Naren

KDC protests to go on

One of five villagers arrested in a land dispute with politically connected company KDC International told the Post after their release on Friday that he would keep protesting “until our community obtains a resolution from the government”. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Guards move batons aside in rare show of benevolence

Over the past year, Phnom Penh officials have proven themselves to be an unyielding group in the face of dissent, and the helmeted, baton-wielding security guards who answer to them the scourge of protesters. On Wednesday, however, Daun Penh district officials took a softer approach when ...

Mech Dara

Sam Rainsy vows to help Lor Peang villagers through national mechanism

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy met Thursday with Lor Peang villagers who suffered from land grabbing in Kampong Chhnang province. They have just arrived in Phnom Penh after a long distance walking from Kampong Chhang to demand justice over land dispute with KDC company, and have now ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Despite police blockade, KDC villagers reach Phnom Penh

A day after three of their community members were arrested following a violent encounter with police, about 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province forged ahead with a peaceful march toward Phnom Penh on Wednesday, but were temporarily blocked by police officials in Russei Keo district. The ...

Kuch Naren and Lauren Crothers

K Chhnang villagers protest arrests for 3rd day

Villagers caught in a land dispute with a minister’s wife gathered outside Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court for a third consecutive day on Thursday, demanding the release of two men jailed over a clash with workers from the well-connected agriculture firm KDC. ...

Aun Pheap

Villagers protest arrests over land dispute

About 90 villagers continued to demonstrate outside the Kompong Chhnang provincial court Wednesday, calling for the release of two men from prison and protesting the summoning of another eight over clashes last month with workers from the powerful KDC company. The rally came after about 200 ...

Aun Pheap

Villagers take KDC protest to court

About 200 villagers and monks marched to the Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court on Tuesday to call for the release from jail of two villagers and protest the summoning of eight more to appear before the provincial court. The villagers are embroiled in a long-running land dispute ...

Aun Pheap

Villagers summoned to court over KDC clashes

Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court has summoned eight villagers locked in a land dispute with a powerful development company for questioning next week over allegations of aggravated violence and the destruction of property during a series of clashes with workers at the site last month. ...

Kuch Naren

Officials raid villager’s home in KDC dispute

Police and court officials on Wednesday searched the home of villager Oum Sophy, who has been outspoken opponent of the well-connected KDC company as it has tried to push her and dozens of her neighbors off their land in Kompong Chhnang province. The raid came after ...

Kuch Naren

Villagers charged with destruction of property in KDC clashes

Two villagers embroiled in a long-running land dispute with the well-connected KDC company were charged Tuesday with intentional destruction of property and causing injuries during clashes with workers at the disputed development site in Kompong Chhnang province last week. On Monday, provincial police arrested 30-year-old Mang ...

Kuch Naren

Activist takes KDC buyout

A community representative who has played an active role in the long-running land dispute between residents of Kampong Chhnang province’s Lorpeang village and a politically connected company has agreed to back down after accepting compensation. In a deal reached with KDC Company on Monday, Reach Seyma ...

May Titthara

Tensions flare in minister’s wife’s land dispute

About 100 military and provincial police descended upon the rural village of Lor Peang on Monday morning, acting on what they said was a court order to arrest three villagers standing in the way of an agro-development project. More than 70 local residents involved in a ...

Kuch Naren

Violence breaks out in land dispute with minister’s wife

A long-simmering land dispute between a group of villagers and a high-ranking minister’s wife turned violent this weekend as 10 people were injured while trying to block the KDC company from building a warehouse on contested land in Kompong Chhnang province, villagers and police said ...

Aun Pheap

KDC families want compensation deal revoked

Twenty-two families who have been locked in a bitter, seven-year dispute over 145 hectares of land in Kompong Chhnang province with a company owned by the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem claim they were illegally pressured into accepting compensation and filed a ...

Kuch Naren

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