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More than 200 Koh Kong residents protest at district hall demanding land settlement

More than 200 people representing 274 families from three communes in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province gathered at the district hall on Thursday morning to urge the authorities to expedite the settlement of land for them, claiming that Ly Yong Phat Company violated for ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/22/more-than-200-koh-kong-residents-protest-at-district-hall-demanding-land-settlement/

Land dispute victims in Sihanoukville call government to resolve and release four citizens

Land dispute residents in two communes of Prey Nob district, Sihanoukville province call on government to resolve and release four citizens citizens are imprisoned under this land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/16/land-dispute-victims-in-sihanoukville-call-on-head-of-govt-to-resolve-and-release-four-citizens/

23 families in Siem Reap accuse authorities of allocating more than 80 hectares of their farmland

Twenty-three families in Run Ta Ek commune, Siem Reap province have accused authorities of taking more than 80 hectares of their farmland to be subdivided ownership unfairly. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/siem-reap-23-families-accuse-authorities-of-allocating-more-than-80-hectares-of-their-farmland/

Indigenous families block land grab in Kampong Speu

Indigenous Suoy families say they have blocked a company formerly chaired by the prime minister’s nephew Hun Chea from clearing their farmland in Kampong Speu, and are seeking compensation. ...

Roun Ry
https://vodenglish.news/indigenous-families-block-land-grab-in-kampong-speu/

Seven people arrested in land dispute in Oddar Meanchey

Human rights officers in Oddar Meanchey province says seven people have been arrested in connection with a land dispute with a rubber plantation company in Trapeang Prasat commune, Trapeang Prasat district. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/15/7-people-arrested-in-land-dispute-in-oddar-meanchey/

City clears fish farms despite Tamok Lake residents’ protests

Residents around Phnom Penh’s Boeng Tamok followed authorities in their boats and protested the filling of the lake, which they said was affecting their fish farm enclosures. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/city-clears-fish-farms-despite-tamok-lake-residents-protests/

More than 150 families in Svay Rieng province ask local authorities to help resolve land issues

More than 150 families in Men Chey commune, Romduol district, Svay Rieng province, ask commune authorities to help resolve land issues after claiming they were affected by a canal development project of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology in the area. ...

Pa Sokheng and Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/07/svay-rieng-families-ask-authorities-to-resolve-land-issues/

Indigenous communities ask for government intervention in land disputes

The representatives of two different indigenous communities in Kampong Thom and Preah Vihear provinces are calling for government intervention to help solve long-running land disputes in their communities. ...

Try Thaney
https://cambojanews.com/indigenous-communities-ask-for-government-intervention-in-land-disputes/

People involved in land dispute are worried after Pailin Provincial Court summoned more than 20 people for questioning

People living in Sambok Chap in Pailin province are deeply concerned as more than 20 out of more than 100 families have been summoned by the Pailin Provincial Court over land dispute. ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/more-than-20-pailin-residents-summoned-by-pailin-provincial-court-over-land-issue/

Communities from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces submit petitions to ministries for intervention in land disputes

About 400 people from various communities in Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces have come forward to petition various ministries in Phnom Penh for intervention in the long-running land dispute with Ly Yong Phat. ...

Kheang Sokmean
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/communities-from-koh-kong-and-kampong-speu-provinces-submit-petitions-to-ministries-for-intervention-in-land-disputes/

Communities claim that they are often threatened when they post information on land disputes on social media

Communities from different provinces claim that they are often threatened under various guises by local authorities when they report community land disputes on social media to find the solution from relevant authorities. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/communities-claim-to-be-under-threat-from-local-authorities-when-they-post-information-on-land-disputes-on-social-media/

Sihanoukville residents evicted after four charged with encroaching private land

Approximately 200 huts that officials say were built on privately owned land in the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone were cleared Thursday morning as part of an ongoing land dispute in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/sihanoukville-residents-evicted-after-four-charged-with-encroaching-private-land/

Nearly 100 families in Oddar Meanchey province have dispute with the sugar company

Approximately 92 evicted families as the result of land dispute with the sugar company located in Sangkat Kon Kreal, Samrong City, Oddar Meanchey province apply for a social land concession for two hectares per family as they claim that there is no land for agriculture. ...

Va Sopheanut
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/nearly-100-evicted-families-in-oddar-meanchey-province-have-disputes-with-sugar-companies-over-social-land-concessions/

Ratanakiri land dispute escalates amid indigenous frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-land-dispute-escalates-amid-indigenous-frustration/

Ratanakiri Land Dispute Escalates Amid Indigenous Frustration

Nine Tampoun villagers are facing an imminent court verdict over allegedly stealing wood from a Chinese concessionaire with which Ratanakiri communities have been locked in an escalating dispute. ...

Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-land-dispute-escalates-amid-indigenous-frustration/

Preah Vihear provincial administration seeks land settlement for 131 families after dispute with private company

Preah Vihear provincial administration met with four villagers representing 131 families on Monday to seek a land settlement after a dispute with an economic land concession company there. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/08/22/preah-vihear-authority-seeks-land-settlement-for-131-families/

Twenty-one Kratie families lost farmland to social concession

Twenty-one families involved in a years-long land dispute in Kratie province’s Chhlong district, say they are struggling to make ends meet after losing their farmland and have received no compensation from the government. The families from Proma village, Kampong Damrei commune, had their land seized in ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/twenty-one-kratie-families-lost-farmland-to-social-concession/

New Koh Kong commune chief says cannot help sugarcane disputants

A new ruling-party commune chief in Koh Kong province has refused to accept a petition from village residents asking for a resolution to their dispute against Senator Ly Yong Phat. ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/new-koh-kong-commune-chief-says-cannot-help-sugarcane-disputants/

Koh Kong land protester sentenced to jail, but not detained

A Koh Kong resident in dispute with a sugar plantation was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday for malicious denunciation, but remains free for now with no arrest warrant issued by the court.​​ ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-land-protester-sentenced-to-jail-but-not-detained/

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