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Mondulkiri official ‘behind land clearing’

Dak Dam commune forestry community activists in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district on Sunday claimed that a deputy district governor was behind the recent clearing of their land. Toeuy Chren, head of the forest community based in Pou Treng village, told The Post on Sunday that ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-official-behind-land-clearing

Vehicles seized as authorities intervene in land clearing operation

Stung Hav district administration intervened in a land clearing operation on disputed land in Otres Commune on Saturday, seizing two vehicles as a warning to all parties to cease their activities until a final court verdict is reached. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicles-seized-authorities-intervene-land-clearing-op

Man faces defamation suit amid land-clearing claims

An activist in Stung Treng province has been hauled before commune authorities, threatened with a defamation suit and allegedly warned he could be beaten to death for exposing land clearing in his native Thala Borivat district. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/man-faces-defamation-suit-amid-land-clearing-claims

M’kiri logging allegations

About 1,000 hectares of protected forest in Mondulkiri province have been logged under the noses of environment officials, rights group Adhoc and community leaders said yesterday. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mkiri-logging-allegations

Land Dispute Protesters' Request Has Little Effect

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet yesterday said it would take no action on a request from about 100 villagers living inside a social land concession in Preah Vihear province seeking a resolution to an ongoing dispute over 5,000 hectares of land. Since 2007, villagers have protested ...

Fisheries Official Questioned Over Clearing Flooded Forest

A fisheries official accused of involvement in the clearing of an area of protected flooded forest in Kampong Thom province in July was questioned at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday. Korn Chanseiha, chief of the Fisheries Administration’s Stong district office, is one of about 20 officials ...

Man Charged With Clearing State Forestland

The Kampong Thom Provincial Court yesterday charged a man with clearing state-owned forestland after he was arrested on Monday along with 13 other villagers, according to provincial prosecutor Ben Sarath. Heoun Sokha was arrested in Kraya commune’s Santuk district after he was found by police clearing ...

Prey Lang patrol claims more evidence

Community activists patrolling the Prey Lang forest for a second day yesterday claimed to have found more evidence of illegal logging – in the form of hundreds of cubic metres of timber and several hectares of cleared land. Prey Lang network representative Hoeun Sopheap said villagers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557988/National-news/prey-lang-patrol-claims-more-evidence.html

Deforestation for Sesan River dam project ceases, for now

Workers who were seen last week clearing forestland in Stung Treng province in preparation for the construction of the 400-megawatt Lower Sesan 2 dam have stopped their work after receiving an order to do so by the district governor, officials said yesterday. Sesan district governor Bou ...

Footage shows chaos, panic during shooting

Dramatic new video footage of the January 18 Kratie province land dispute shooting has been released on the internet, depicting TTY rubber company security guards opening fire on a crowd of unarmed villagers. The 48-second video, recorded by a villager on a mobile phone and uploaded ...

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