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Tycoon and ex-vice governor charged over land grab

Phnom Penh Municipal Court today charged and detained a former vice-governor of Battambang province and a property Tycoon accused of bribery and embezzlement over grabbing nearly 5,000 hectares of state land in Battambang Province’s Kuos Kralor district. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742353/tycoon-and-ex-vice-governor-charged-over-land-grab/

‘No to corruption amid state-land distribution’: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned of legal action against anyone caught taking advantage of state-mandated land distributions, two days after he ordered several ministries to oversee the transfer of state-protected land to its long-term occupants. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741609/no-to-corruption-amid-state-land-distribution-pm/

Former undersecretary of state charged over 1,000-hectare grab

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged and jailed a former undersecretary of state for allegedly grabbing about 1,000 hectares of state land in Mondulkiri province. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739066/former-undersecretary-of-state-charged-over-1000-hectare-grab/

Police probe land grab at Preah Vihear sanctuary

The Preah Vihear provincial Department of Environment and Rovieng district officials are working to identify a group of people who allegedly cleared 200ha at Boeung Pea wildlife sanctuary and bring them to justice. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-probe-land-grab-preah-vihear-sanctuary

Mondulkiri sanctuary land grabbers charged

In April, 13 suspects were charged in the Mondulkiri Provincial Court for encroaching on forest land in wildlife sanctuaries at Phnom Prich, Srepok, Nam Lear, and Keo Seima, said Ministry of Environment secretary of state and spokesperson Neth Pheaktra.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-sanctuary-land-grabbers-charged

Kandal deputy police chief suspended over alleged land grab

The Ministry of Interior on Tuesday suspended Brigadier General Sreng Sokha, Kandal provincial deputy police chief, for running a real estate business and allegedly grabbing more than 40 hectares of land in Takhmao city. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716112/kandal-deputy-police-chief-suspended-over-alleged-land-grab/

Kep officials demolish illegal land grab fence

The Damnak Chang’aeur district Unified Command Committee on Tuesday demolished a concrete fence that was illegally built to encroach on flooded forest land in Angkorl commune’s Angkorl village in Kep province. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kep-officials-demolish-illegal-land-grab-fence

‘Stop land grabs at archaeological sites’

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts said last year, it cracked down on 18 cases of land grabs at archaeological sites, while 6,617 archaeological sites including burial places, ancient temples, ancient pagodas and irrigation systems across the country were registered for conservation. ...

Khorn Savi
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/stop-land-grabs-archaeological-sites

NGO to sue ‘land grab’ officer

National Resource and Wildlife Preservation Organisation (NRWPO) director Chea Hean plans to sue Trapaing Chor commune council officer Sorn Sim for allegedly inciting some 100 people to occupy and protest on 120ha owned by 16 families in the province’s Trapaing Chor commune in Oral district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngo-sue-land-grab-officer

Official accused of stealing land

People from two villages in Sen Monorom commune, O’Raing district, in Mondulkiri province urged the authorities to prioritise a land dispute involving a former district council official who bought some plots but then allegedly proceeded to grab others belonging to people from nearby villages. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/official-accused-stealing-land

Poor families claim land concession sold to others

A group of 160 poor families from the Bunong indigenous community in Mondulkiri province’s Pech Chreada district have filed a complaint against their representative, accusing him of selling land earmarked for them as part of a social land concession. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/poor-families-claim-land-concession-sold-others

Court yet to charge major general in land reclamation case

Koh Kong provincial court has yet to charge Major General Tun Deat who allegedly reclaimed land in the sea in Khemarak Phoumint city. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697850/court-yet-to-charge-major-general-in-land-reclamation-case

ANZ compensates Cambodian families forcibly evicted to make way for sugar plantation

ANZ has agreed to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their land to make way for a controversial sugar plantation and refinery. ...

Erin Handley
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-27/anz-compensates-cambodian-families-forcibly-evicted-sugar-plant/12006382

Koh Kong authorities issue warning over land grabbing

The Koh Kong provincial administration has warned that it will take legal action against anyone who attempts to grab land in an area that used to belong to the Botum Sakor National Park. The 9,306ha located in Kiri Sakor and Botum Sakor districts has been ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-authorities-issue-warning-over-land-grabbing

Two nabbed for grabbing and clearing land in Pursat

Two men, including a village chief, were arrested on Friday for allegedly grabbing and clearing 10ha of forest land in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district. Krasaing Pnov village chief Penh Sarorn, 49, and Vong Phalla, 50, were arrested on the orders of Pursat provincial governor ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/two-nabbed-grabbing-and-clearing-land-pursat

Group charged over violent land grab

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Saturday charged four men and three women over an attempt to grab land in Ream National Park which resulted in officers being injured during a clash.​ Court spokesman Lim Bun Heng said the seven people were clearing state forest land in ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/group-charged-over-violent-land-grab

Bunong seek assistance over suspected land grabs

The Bunong ethnic community in Mondulkiri province’s Bou Sra commune on Friday sought Pich Chreada district hall’s assistance to probe several land plots located within the Phnom Nam Lear Wildlife Sanctuary that they suspect have been grabbed for private ownership. However, officials said that should ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-seek-assistance-over-suspected-land-grabs

Manhunt for ringleaders of Preah Sihanouk land dispute clash

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities on Sunday warned of legal action against the ringleaders and accomplices behind clashes between police and residents on Friday, which saw three people injured and three others detained for questioning. On Friday, Ream National Park rangers in cooperation with Prey Nop ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/manhunt-ringleaders-preah-sihanouk-land-dispute-clash

‘Do not get cheated into grabbing land,’ says B Meanchey governor

The Banteay Meanchey provincial administration appealed to residents not to be cheated into grabbing land in the Tapen 2 Forest Restoration and Broadcast Station at Svay Chek district’s Slakram commune. Governor Um Reatrey told The Post on Tuesday that a provincial administration investigation found that ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/do-not-get-cheated-grabbing-land-says-b-meanchey-governor

General ordered by court to dig out soil in Koh Kong land grab

The Koh Kong Provincial Court has temporarily suspended the business of two-star major general Tun Dieth and ordered him to dig out the soil with which he had filled in a canal in Khemarak Phoumin city’s Smach Meanchey commune after he was accused of land ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/general-ordered-court-dig-out-soil-koh-kong-land-grab

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