Over 600,000 ha of encroached land reclaimed in Pursat, four arrested

In a week-long crackdown on natural resource crimes in Cardamom mountain areas, the Ministry of Environment managed to reclaim 626,662 hectares of land encroached in Veal Veng and Phnom Kravanh districts of Pursat province and arrested four suspects. ...

Tith Kongnov

Royal gendarmerie arrests 11 Pursat residents in wildlife crime crackdown

Cambodia’s Royal Gendarmerie arrested 11 Pursat province residents Tuesday after the military force deployed nearly 300 of its officers to crack down on natural resource crimes. ...

Eung Sea

PM orders immediate crackdown on ‘anarchy’ of deforestation

Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued strict regulations to prevent deforestation and encroachment on state land as the election approaches. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Agri-ministry logs over 800 cases of land encroachment

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recorded 841 instances of encroachment on protected land in 2022, imposing fines in 250 cases and sending 591 of them to court, according to its report. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Forestland encroachers arrested in Mondulkiri

Authorities arrested four people on Tuesday for clearing protected forest land in Mondulkiri Province’s Keo Seima district. ...

Chhun Sunly

Pailin Governor takes action against encroachers

The government continues to move to crackdown on land encroachers, with Pailin Governor Ban Srey Mom took action against a group of land encroachers in the province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

500 people ordered to vacate sanctuary land

At least 500 people have been ordered to vacate Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Pursat province immediately because they have encroached on protected land. ...

Torn Vibol

Mondulkiri officials under scrutiny over land

Pen Ean, a personal adviser to Prime Minister Hun Sen, has submitted a letter to Minister of Interior Sar Kheng requesting that the ministry review the case O’Raing district governor Seak Mony of Mondulkiri province and other officials in that district who allegedly conspired to ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Stolen 700 hectares of Tonle Sap land returned to the state

A deputy provincial police chief in Kampong Chhnang province was involved in the encroachment of nearly 700 hectares of flooded forest in the Tonle Sap Lake area, while so far the Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities have returned 2,000 hectares of land to state ownership. ...

Tith Kongnov

Kampot governor orders land protection reform at all levels

After recognising land issues as a key area for disputes in Kampot province, recently transferred Kampot provincial governor Mao Thunin has introduced a mechanism for the 9 district governors to protect and prevent all land crimes against the people of Kampot. ...

Mao Chanvireak

Land encroachment crime reported in Pursat

Following the departure of the former governor of the province, authorities reported a resurgence in land encroachment cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff

43 people arrested in Preah Sihanouk land encroachment case

Preah Sihanouk authorities launched an operation to arrest people in Prey Nob District who were involved in a forest encroachment case. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Man bulldozes Bunong tribe’s crops

A man accused of encroachment has bulldozed 10 hectares of rice and crops planted by 18 Bunong families on land they settled since 1992 in Mondulkiri province. ...

Son Minea

Bokor nat'l park rangers get armed with drones

In a bid to stop and prevent forest land encroachment in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park in Kampot province, the Ministry of Environment has equipped rangers with drones to assist them in their patrol, intervention and crackdown in a timely and effective manner. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Koh Kong probes encroachment onto state land

The Botum Sakor district authorities in Koh Kong province are continuing to investigate cases involving hundreds of people illegally encroaching on more than 15ha of state land. District governor Hak Leng said on July 6 that the land in question has been allocated from the protected ...

Voun Dara

Encroachment on Tonle Sap flooded forest land persists

Battambang provincial officials said land encroachment still occurred on thousands of hectares of flooded forest land bordering Tonle Sap Lake, and authorities lacked the resources to protect these areas.   ...

Nov Sivutha

Bunong decry encroachment

Fifty-three Bunong indigenous families in Kbal Romeas commune Stung Treng province’s Sesan district have accused a company of illegally setting up boundary poles for a plantation and encroaching on community land, an accusation the provincial authorities have denied.   ...

Long Kimmarita

Koh Kong confronts encroachment on protected state land

Authorities in Koh Kong province are searching for the individuals who set up border posts on nearly 200ha of protected forest, with officials and activists claiming that powerful tycoons had hired local people to encroach on the land. ...

Voun Dara

Ministry says illegal forest encroachment continues to increase across Kingdom

The Ministry of Environment has said that illegal encroachment on protected forest land continues to increase, however, large-scale timber logging activities have been prevented. ...

Tith Kongnov

Three commune chiefs reprimanded for landgrabs

Three commune chiefs in Mondulkiri province were reprimanded after it was found they were involved in forestland encroachment, officials said. ...

Tith Kongnov

PM removes district governor over land grabs

Prime Minister Hun Sen has removed Sin Vanvuth from his post as governor of Koh Nhek district, in Mondulkiri province over land encroachment.​ ...

Khann Chanvirak

Further measures issued to stop land encroachment

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all provincial governors to prevent encroachment on state-protected land to avoid land disputes. ...

Khann Chanvirak

Land encroachment causes floods

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has asked the capital and provincial authorities to prevent encroachment on river banks, ditches, creeks, canals, water reservoirs and lakes to avoid the effects of water drainage and flood disasters. ...

Pech Sotheary

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