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Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site. Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal on Thursday said it ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50579040/apsara-authority-puts-up-signs-to-foil-land-grabs-2/

PM orders investigation into Koh Kong land grab

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday ordered the Koh Kong provincial governor to clarify reports that state mangrove forests in the province have been grabbed and filled with sand to create land for development. Speaking during the closing ceremony for an annual conference on decentralisation, Mr Hun ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50110227/pm-orders-investigation-koh-kong-land-grab/

Land-grab complaint against ANZ filed with OECD

NGOs have filed a new complaint against Australia’s ANZ Bank claiming it owes compensation to 681 Cambodian families who say their farms were illegally grabbed by a sugarcane plantation the bank helped to finance. ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/land-grab-complaint-against-anz-filed-with-oecd-69444/

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

Protesters Mix Petitions, Black Magic to Get Land

Sporting red bandanas and armed with the accoutrements of Khmer black magic, several hundred demonstrators representing embattled communities throughout the country held noisy protests outside several government offices yesterday, where they placed curses on corrupt officials and submitted written petitions demanding justice. Unlike previous protests that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protesters-mix-petitions-black-magic-to-get-land-30761/

Families Say Land Was Taken

Nearly 90 representatives of 137 families in Battambang province, some of whom include former Khmer Rouge cadres, protested for a second day in Phnom Penh yesterday, claiming authorities had seized land they had held since the late 1990s. Ul Yan who was among protesters at Butom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052465825/National/families-say-land-was-taken.html

The canes of wrath

Satiating the demands of the global sugar industry is big business for Cambodia’s sugarcane plantations. Yet accusations of human rights abuses and land grabs in the Kingdom have left a bitter aftertaste for many on the ground as companies vie for a larger slice of ...

http://sea-globe.com/sugar-cambodia/

Sugar Playing Catch-Up With Spice

Dotted with rice fields flanked by palm trees, Cambodia’s southeastern province of Kampong Speu is nothing short of picturesque. But behind the idyllic exterior is an on-going struggle to turn this region’s natural beauty into a global attraction and improve the lot of poor local farmers, ...

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1290/sugar-playing-catch-spice

Land Is Life, and It’s Slipping Away

Nean Narin, a humble man and father of three children, says his family is going hungry. Narin lives in the village of Boeung Kak, situated on the edge of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. For years, he and other villagers relied on the Boeung Kak Lake ...

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/land-is-life-and-its-slipping-away/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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