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Voters split in Boeung Kak

The battle for Phnom Penh at Sunday’s national election will be fought out with the years-long Boeung Kak land dispute still unresolved, after the city’s governor announced yesterday a solution would be found only after the ballot, villagers said. Phnom Penh Governor Pa Socheatvong, who in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/voters-split-boeung-kak

Villagers blame rubber company

Villagers in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking the assistance of rights group Adhoc, claiming a Malaysian rubber company has stopped them from receiving land titles. Sok Yam, 48, one of the four representatives of the Sro Yong commune residents, said members of 72 families thumbprinted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-blame-rubber-company

Land complaint filed

Four Preah Vihear villagers filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc yesterday, requesting help in gaining permission to farm 93 hectares of land the Provincial Forestry Administration barred them from last year. The four complainants represent 65 families who have farmed the area in Kolen district ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-complaint-filed

A more personal B Kak dispute makes airwaves

In the past few years, the explosive events at Boeung Kak lake – including violent evictions and arrests – have gone largely unreported outside the Kingdom’s independent media outlets. Outspoken community representative Tep Vanny has been under attack from her fellow Boeung Kak residents, who ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866718/National/a-more-personal-b-kak-dispute-makes-airwaves.html

Crop burning alleged

Less than two months after staffers at a Vietnamese rubber concessionaire were charged over setting homes aflame during a land dispute, the company has been accused of burning and bulldozing more than 900 cashew nut trees and eight hectares of plantation land in O’Chum district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866717/National/crop-burning-alleged.html

Desperate families pursue final options

Families who claim a foreigner fabricated documents to sell their land to port officials and a military commander more than seven years ago have desperately appealed to government bodies to intervene. The 104 families who have exhausted legal avenues after both the provincial and Supreme Court ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062866543/National/desperate-families-pursue-final-options.html

Boeung Kak Resolution Speeds on

Responding to a new plan put forward by members of the Bo­eung Kak community and NGOs last month, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced on Friday that it had drawn up a list of all families who remain excluded from the 12.44 hectares Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066166/National/boeung-kak-resolution-speeds-on.html

Cambodian Economy Hurt by Land Evictions

Kratie province – Cambodia’s transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia’s most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Next week’s visit by Barack Obama, the fist by a U.S. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

NGO Says Dispatch of Troops Against Protesters Unjustifiable

Soldiers should not have been deployed in support of a warrant to arrest land dispute protesters in Kratie province in May—an operation that led to the killing of a 14-year-old girl by armed forces, a Japanese human rights group said in a new report. The report ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ngo-says-dispatch-of-troops-against-protesters-unjustifiable-4971/

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