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Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

Director of nat’l park accused of Koh Kong land grab

Sak Setha, permanent secretary of state for the Ministry of Interior, issued a letter requesting that Koh Kong provincial governor Mithona Phuthong resolve a dispute over more than 5ha of land between the director of the Botum Sakor National Park and a resident. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/director-natl-park-accused-koh-kong-land-grab

Three Bunong summoned over death threat in M’kiri

Mondulkiri provincial Military Police have summoned three members of the Bunong indigenous community in Sokdum commune’s Laoka village of Sen Monorom town to appear on May 19 over accusations that they disregarded the court ruling and used violence and made death threats against a local ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-bunong-summoned-over-death-threat-mkiri

Rights NGO alleges large-scale land grabs planned in Kampong Speu sanctuary

The environment watchdog Anti-Corruption Natural Resource Protection and Civil Rights Protection Organisation (ACNCIPO) filed a complaint with the Kampong Speu Provincial Administration on March 28 – opposing what they allege is a company’s plan to clear 1,227ha of wildlife sanctuary land in Oral district’s Tasal ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-ngo-alleges-large-scale-land-grabs-planned-kampong-speu-sanctuary

Tea Banh urges speedy progress on land disputes

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh has urged the Koh Kong Provincial Administration to speed up the resolution of land disputes for the affected families and to prevent the problem from becoming more complicated. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tea-banh-urges-speedy-progress-land-disputes

Bunong block bulldozers, allege illegal land clearing

Fifty indigenous people in Mondulkiri province on March 15 stopped the clearing of forest land in Sokdom commune’s Laoka village, claiming that the site was reserved for collective land registration of the Bunong indigenous community. They said that clearing the land will result in the ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-block-bulldozers-allege-illegal-land-clearing

Development of mega-airport continues, despite opposition by locals

Families who have to make way for Phnom Penh’s new mega airport are refusing to relocate to land set aside for them, and are demanding more monetary compensation for what they’re being forced to vacate. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/development-of-mega-airport-continues-despite-opposition-by-locals/

Half of capital’s public land dwellers accept relocation

Speaking at a press conference on the progress and future direction of Phnom Penh on March 1, Deputy governor Keut Che said that from 2019 through 2021, the administration has solved the problems of 150 out of the 300 poor communities living on state public ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/half-capitals-public-land-dwellers-accept-relocation

Tatok community members waiting for land titles in dispute over ownership

The Tatok community is located alongside canal 03 in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district, where 35 families live. They are waiting for City Hall to issue them land titles after submitting their petition in late 2018. ...

Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/tatok-community-members-waiting-for-land-titles-in-dispute-over-ownership/

Soldiers Assault Villagers in Disputed Kampong Speu Forest, Says Rights Group

On Tuesday, members of the elite Brigade 70 military unit fired warning shots and physically assaulted villagers as the soldiers attempted to clear a section of disputed forest in the Aoral district of Kampong Speu, according to local witnesses and a rights organization. ...

Mech Dara and Andrew Haffner
https://vodenglish.news/soldiers-assault-villagers-in-disputed-kampong-speu-forest-says-rights-group/

Sar Kheng: Focus on land row settlement

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng urged sub-national administrations to increase monitoring and control of illegal land encroachment in protected areas to further prevent these crimes.   ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-focus-land-row-settlement

Bunong seek burial grounds justice

Six representatives of the Bunong indigenous community have filed a complaint with the Mondulkiri Provincial Court seeking an investigation into their commune and village chiefs, who they alleged had turned a blind eye to infringement on their traditional burial grounds.​ ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-burial-grounds-justice

Tonle Sap Lake forest replanting underway

More than 60,000ha of flooded forest land in Zone 3 in the six provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake has been reclaimed from nearly 15,000 families and returned to the state. Officials have since reforested the area with different kinds of trees, bamboos and palm ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tonle-sap-lake-forest-replanting-underway

Banteay Srei governor: Probe into ‘misconduct’ welcome

Khim Finan, the governor of Banteay Srei district in Siem Reap province, said he would welcome the opening of an investigation into his conduct, after a businesswoman sued him for “inciting and invading private property, and non-compliance with a court decision”. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-srei-governor-probe-misconduct-welcome

Banteay Meanchey 20-year land dispute ends with lot draw

More than 1,000 families have drawn lots for land plots at Boeung 75 in Tuol Pongro commune’s O’Ampil village of Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district after a long-running dispute was resolved. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-20-year-land-dispute-ends-lot-draw

Adhoc report false: officials

Officials from the Pursat and Mondulkiri provincial administrations have rejected the findings of a new Adhoc report which claimed that wrongful arrest, allegations and detention of people involved in land disputes was rampant, and that corruption was rife in the mediation of such cases. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adhoc-report-false-officials

Land disputes solved, flooded forest returned in K Chhnang

In December, the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Administration had resolved nearly 600 land disputes throughout the province and reclaimed over 30,000ha of flooded forest land as state property, according to governor Sun Sovanrith. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-disputes-solved-flooded-forest-returned-k-chhnang

Over 700 ha land dispute settled

Twelve indigenous communities in O’Chum and Andong Meas districts, Ratanakiri province and Vietnamese agribusiness firm Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) have resolved a land dispute involving over 742.26 hectares. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501008095/over-700-ha-land-dispute-settled/

Ministry warns state forest land grabber of legal action

The Ministry of Environment has warned of legal action against a woman and her Australian husband for illegally occupying and selling 50ha of land in the protected area of Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pramuoy commune’s Stung Thmey village of Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-state-forest-land-grabber-legal-action

Koh Kong land dispute on its way to solution

Koh Kong provincial administration will consider providing compensation in a land dispute case, and will discuss the case with Prime Minister Hun Sen, after 700 members of several local communities gathered in front of Koh Kong Provincial Hall on Wednesday. ...

Son Minea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50977605/koh-kong-land-dispute-on-its-way-to-solution/

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