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Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/thai-court-fixes-may-9-hearing-for-oddar-meanchey-villagers-versus-global-sugar-producer-case/

From Clearing Farmland in Preah Vihear

M’lou Prey II commune authorities, of Preah Vihear’s Chheb district, submitted documentation Tuesday to the district regarding alleged encroachment on land farmed by Indigenous Kuy people following a protest earlier this month. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/indigenous-kuy-people-block-outsiders-from-clearing-farmland-in-preah-vihear/

More than 200 families in 2 villages in Saang district request the authorities to issue legal land titles

252 families in two villages in Teuk Vil commune, Saang district, Kandal province, asked the authorities to issue title title, claiming that they had occupied since 1979 and had a letter of occupation, but the authorities still refused to issue them while the authorities confirmed ...

Kheang Sokmean
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/more-than-200-families-in-2-villages-in-saang-district-ask-the-authorities-to-issue-land-titles/

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous people to one year in land dispute

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous representatives to one year in prison on “Violence against real estate owners” in connection with a land dispute with a rubber plantation developer. ... ...

Va Sopheanut
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/kampong-thom-provincial-court-sentences-two-indigenous-people-to-one-year-in-prison-over-land-dispute/

Land disputants doubtful that new government authority will bring justice

Locals from some communities with ongoing land disputes are not optimistic about the government’s new out-of-court dispute resolution authority. Prime Minister Hun Manet announced last month that the government body could resolve civil matters more quickly than Cambodia’s courts, but land disputants are wary of ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/land-disputants-doubtful-that-new-government-authority-will-bring-justice/

APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/apsara-brings-lawsuit-against-angkor-wat-villagers-for-obstructing-illegal-structure-demolition/

Hundreds of people near Angkor erupted in protest during the demolition of the Apsara Authority, accusing it of illegal construction

Hundreds of villagers from seven villages near Angkor in Khnat commune, Puok district and Teuk Vil commune, Siem Reap municipality, Siem Reap province, erupted in protest during the Apsara Authority's demolition, accusing them of building illegally as they feared forced evictions and homelessness, according to ...

Kheang Sokmean
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/hundreds-of-people-near-angkor-erupted-in-protest-during-the-demolition-of-apsara-authority-accusing-it-of-illegal-construction/

7 Udom Sre Puos Community questioned by Kampong Speu Provincial Court in relation to land dispute

Seven villagers who are forest guards of the "Udom Sre Puos" community were questioned by the Kampong Speu Provincial Court on October 18 over a land dispute. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/seven-people-from-udom-sre-puos-community-were-questioned-by-kampong-speu-provincial-court/

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court of Appeal releases two land activists in Koh Kong province

The Sihanoukville Provincial Court of Appeal has decided to release two land activists on bail on charges of incitement and defamation in connection with a long-running land dispute in Koh Kong province. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/appeal-court-in-preah-sihanouk-province-decided-to-release-two-land-activists-from-koh-kong-province/

Cambodian villagers accuse Chinese mining company of infringing on their land

About 200 families in central Cambodia say they are in danger of losing hundreds of hectares of farmland – with or without compensation – to a Chinese gold mining company expanding its excavation area. ... ...

RFA Khmer Staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/mining-company-09132023175357.html

Victims of tycoon’s alleged land fraud turn to child Labor and migration to repay debt

Like many of her neighbors in Kampong Cham, Seang Sinath borrowed tens of thousands of dollars to invest in a tycoon’s land scheme, falling into overindebtedness when the company stopped paying her back. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/victims-of-tycoons-alleged-land-fraud-turn-to-child-labor-and-migration-to-repay-debt/

Stop misuse of police or face legal action, warns Sokha

The Interior Minister Sar Sokha on Wednesday vowed to put an end to the practice of people engaging  local law enforcement officers for protection in land disputes or to show off their influence. ... ...

Hang Punreay
http://khmertimeskh.com/501352551/stop-misuse-of-police-or-face-legal-action-warns-sokha/

Boeng Tamok activist flees to Thailand, seeking refugee status

Fearing arrest, well known land rights activist Prak Sophea fled to Thailand last week and applied for refugee status over the weekend, she told CamboJA. ... ...

Phon Sothyroth
https://cambojanews.com/boeng-tamok-activist-flees-to-thailand-seeking-refugee-status/

Burning of Environment Ministry station caps off years-long feud

The scorched remains of an Environment Ministry station still lay strewn about after more than 300 farmers burned it down two weeks ago. Even the outhouse was reduced to rubble in the culmination of a multi-year conflict between local communities and ministry officials. ... ...

Andrew Califf, Seoung Nimol, and Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/burning-of-environment-ministry-station-caps-off-years-long-feud/

Five representatives of citizens detained by Battambang Provincial Court for violating private land economic concessions

Five out of six people's representatives were remanded in custody on Friday, June 23, in connection with a case of encroachment on state-owned private land leased to the Rath Sambath Company in Ota Teak village, Ta Tok commune, Samlot district, Battambang province. ... ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/five-representatives-of-people-were-detained-by-the-battambang-provincial-court-violated-to-abuse-the-private-companys-land/

Gun-wielding rubber firm workers clear more Jarai farms in Ratanakiri land dispute

Gun-toting workers acting on behalf of a well-connected rubber firm have continued to clear the farmlands of a Jarai community in Ratanakiri province’s Andong Meas district, videos shared with CamboJA show. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/gun-wielding-rubber-firm-workers-clear-more-jarai-farms-in-ratanakiri-land-dispute/

Kandal residents protest new land filling near airport development

Kandal village residents protested on Thursday against the filling in of land near their homes at the $1.5 billion airport development project, with a company official saying they were only filling the homes of three people who had agreed to leave the site. ... ...

Runn Sreydeth and Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/kandal-residents-protest-new-land-filling-near-airport-development/

Police arrested 3 Bunong over land dispute in Mondulkiri province

 Three Bunong indigenous family members were arrested by Mondulkiri provincial police on Sunday over a land dispute in Chamkar Te Village, Spean Thmor Commune. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/police-arrested-3-bunong-over-land-dispute-in-mondulkiri-province/

In 7 months, Battambang province resolved 140 out-of-court disputes

Battambang Provincial Administration has mediated 140 cases of extrajudicial disputes in the last 7 months and confirmed commitment to resolve the issues. ... ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-06-03-1024-250791.html

Koh Kong families settle years-long land dispute involving U.K. sugar conglomerate

In Koh Kong province, 200 families embroiled in a conflict over land allegedly stolen by sugar producers in 2006 have finally reached a settlement in late 2022. The NGO Equitable Cambodia released a statement announcing the settlement this week. ... ...

Khuon Narim
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/koh-kong-families-settle-years-long-land-dispute-involving-u-k-sugar-conglomerate/

Daun Ov community in Dangkor district has submitted a petition to the city hall to resolve the land issue

Nearly 80 people representing 56 families in Daun Ov community, Sangkat Cheung Ek, Khan Dangkor, who are worried about eviction, have urged the Phnom Penh authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles. And on-site development. ... ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Runn Sreydeth
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/daun-ouv-community-in-dangkor-district-has-submitted-a-petition-to-the-city-hall-to-help-resolve-the-land-issue/

500 Kandal families petition authorities to halt evictions for airport development

Hundreds of families facing displacement from a $1.5 billion airport project in Kandal province petitioned the provincial governor Monday, requesting authorities grant them land titles and allow them to continue living on the land. ... ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth
https://cambojanews.com/500-kandal-families-petition-authorities-to-halt-evictions-for-airport-development/

Baitong Warriors: about 700 hectares of forest land in the Oral Mountains Wildlife Sanctuary has been cleared

Forest land in Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary in Trapeang Chor commune, Oral district, Kampong Speu province was looted by criminals. Hundreds of hectares of land were illegally demolished and cleared. This is according to the Baitong Warriors. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-04-05-1802-248817.html

Siem Reap approves almost 50K land titles

Siem Reap governor Tea Seiha said that in the past five years, the province has registered a total of 48,476 land titles. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-approves-almost-50k-land-titles

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