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Kampong Chhnang disputants’ water woes ‘ignored’

Some 34 families in Kampong Chhnang’s Lorpeang village yesterday filed a new petition at the provincial hall urging authorities to intervene in a nine-year land dispute with KDC International, which villagers say has reached a bottleneck and is affecting their daily lives. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-disputants-water-woes-ignored

After effigy burning, governor raises prospect of arrests

After about 100 villagers on Sunday burned effigies of officials involved in a land dispute in Kompong Chhnang province that has dragged on for nearly a decade, the provincial governor said the protest was “contrary to the law” and gave authorities a reason to arrest ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-effigy-burning-governor-raises-prospect-of-arrests-90429/

Communities urge gov’t to rescind ELCs

Representatives of communities across the country who have had their lives upturned by development projects yesterday called on the government to rescind the economic land concessions at the centre of their disputes. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communities-urge-govt-rescind-elcs

Communities urge gov't to rescind ELCs

Representatives of communities across the country who have had their lives upturned by development projects yesterday called on the government to rescind the economic land concessions at the centre of their disputes. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communities-urge-govt-rescind-elcs

NA commission member visits K Chhnang KDC site

After promising in September to quickly resolve a years-long land dispute involving villagers and the politically connected development company KDC International, a member of the National Assembly’s human rights commission visited affected families in Kampong Chhnang province yesterday.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/na-commission-member-visits-k-chhnang-kdc-site

Lor Peang protesters demand commission chair step down

More than four months after first taking their complaint over a land dispute to the National Assembly’s human rights commission, 50 villagers from Kompong Chhnang province on Thursday protested in front of the assembly, calling for the commission’s head to resign for failing to resolve ...

Kuch Naren
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lor-peang-protesters-demand-commission-chair-step-down-75704/

Lor Peang farmers reject assembly’s land swap

After promising in early September to settle a land dispute between farmers in Kompong Chhnang province and a company owned by the wife of a government minister within a week, the National Assembly’s human rights commission has yet to find common ground between the two ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/lor-peang-farmers-reject-assemblys-land-swap-70267/

MP vows again to settle land disputes

A ruling party politician has pledged to not only resolve a raft of land disputes, but push a policy of “on-site development” – redevelopment that does not remove people from their communities – over mass relocations. Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 outside the National ...

May Titthara and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mp-vows-again-settle-land-disputes

CNRP seeks prison visit

The National Assembly yesterday agreed to forward to the Ministry of Interior a request from five Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers to visit the five Lorpeang villagers jailed over their involvement in their ongoing land dispute with KDC International. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-seeks-prison-visit

Villager arrested over recent KDC land dispute clashes

A 36-year-old villager was arrested at his home in Kompong Chhnang province Monday on allegations of destroying public property and causing injuries during one of several recent clashes in a long-running land dispute between farmers and the powerfully connected KDC International. Villagers say KDC, a firm ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villager-arrested-over-recent-kdc-land-dispute-clashes-64611/

Work continues at contested KDC site

A company owned by the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem forged ahead with its construction of a concrete wall around a swath of disputed land in Kompong Chhnang province Friday, despite a call from the U.N.’s human rights envoy on Thursday that ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/work-continues-at-contested-kdc-site-63906/

Villagers hold ceremony to curse minister’s wife, officials

Villagers in Kompong Chhnang province involved in a long-running land dispute with a minister’s wife took their grievances to the spirit world this weekend, staging a two-day ceremony during which they cast traditional curses on company officials and local authorities they say have wronged them. The ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-hold-ceremony-to-curse-ministers-wife-officials-63928/

Envoy calls out KDC firm

United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights Surya Subedi has called on politically connected development company KDC International to halt its project in Kampong Chhnang province. Following violent clashes between KDC security guards and protesters on Monday, Subedi released a statement yesterday that calls on all ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/envoy-calls-out-kdc-firm

Villagers block machines in long-running land dispute

About 60 villagers in Kompong Chhnang province’s Kompong Tralach district blocked two heavy tractors sent to clear a boundary Monday on disputed land they maintain was illegally grabbed by a company owned by the wife of Mines Minister Suy Sem. KDC International, which is owned by ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/villagers-block-machines-in-long-running-land-dispute-60330/

17 families reject payout from minister’s wife

A special committee set up in March to settle a long-running land dispute between 52 families in Kompong Chhnang province and the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem has finished its work, leaving 17 families without a deal. Deputy provincial governor Dork Sothea, who ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/17-families-reject-payout-from-ministers-wife-58741/

Families walk out of land dispute compensation meet

Eight families involved in a land dispute in Kompong Chhnang province with Chea Kheng, the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem, on Wednesday walked away from a meeting that was set up at their local district administrative office to resolve the dispute, an ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-walk-out-of-land-dispute-compensation-meet-56311/

Courts Resurrect Land Disputes After Election

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court has summoned for questioning three villagers accused of torching in May a shed on disputed land granted to the wife of Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem. The case is another example of courts resurrecting longstanding land disputes that had gone ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/courts-resurrect-land-disputes-after-election-49671/

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