More than 200 families in 2 villages in Saang district request the authorities to issue legal land titles

252 families in two villages in Teuk Vil commune, Saang district, Kandal province, asked the authorities to issue title title, claiming that they had occupied since 1979 and had a letter of occupation, but the authorities still refused to issue them while the authorities confirmed ...

Kheang Sokmean

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous people to one year in land dispute

Kampong Thom Provincial Court sentences two indigenous representatives to one year in prison on “Violence against real estate owners” in connection with a land dispute with a rubber plantation developer. ... ...

Va Sopheanut

APSARA brings lawsuit against Angkor Wat villagers for Obstructing Illegal Structure Demolition

A lawsuit has been filed by APSARA National Authority against seven villagers, including a commune police chief, who live around Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for allegedly inciting and obstructing public work in August. ... ...

Khuon Narim

Hundreds of people near Angkor erupted in protest during the demolition of the Apsara Authority, accusing it of illegal construction

Hundreds of villagers from seven villages near Angkor in Khnat commune, Puok district and Teuk Vil commune, Siem Reap municipality, Siem Reap province, erupted in protest during the Apsara Authority's demolition, accusing them of building illegally as they feared forced evictions and homelessness, according to ...

Kheang Sokmean

Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court of Appeal releases two land activists in Koh Kong province

The Sihanoukville Provincial Court of Appeal has decided to release two land activists on bail on charges of incitement and defamation in connection with a long-running land dispute in Koh Kong province. ... ...

Khuon Narim

Cambodian villagers accuse Chinese mining company of infringing on their land

About 200 families in central Cambodia say they are in danger of losing hundreds of hectares of farmland – with or without compensation – to a Chinese gold mining company expanding its excavation area. ... ...

RFA Khmer Staff

Victims of tycoon’s alleged land fraud turn to child Labor and migration to repay debt

Like many of her neighbors in Kampong Cham, Seang Sinath borrowed tens of thousands of dollars to invest in a tycoon’s land scheme, falling into overindebtedness when the company stopped paying her back. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich

Officials dispute claims of Angkor ‘forced relocations’

Cambodian officials have rebuffed recent calls by Amnesty International for UNESCO to address allegations of “forced evictions” around the Angkor Archaeological Park, dismissing the claims as baseless. ... ...

Chea Sokny

Amnesty international calls on world heritage committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat

The human rights group Amnesty International has called on Unesco’s World Heritage Committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat as its 45th annual meeting begins Sunday in Saudi Arabia. ... ...

Khuon Narim and Seoung Nimol

Kraol minority apologise for burning down office

The O’Krieng Senchey district administration in Kratie province have ordered the Sre Chis commune authorities to educate minority ethnic groups about the laws and legal instruments related to environmental protection. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Two Kraol indigenous people accused of encroaching on Ministry Land fail to appear in court

The Kratie Provincial Court summoned two Kraol indigenous people from Srae Chis commune to appear in court for questioning this week for allegedly illegally encroaching on protected areas, but the two villagers did not show up. ... ...

Seoung Nimol and Hel Komsan

Environment Ministry asks Kraol indigenous people to apologize for burning down building

Two weeks after the Kraol indigenous community set fire to an Environment Ministry station in Kratie, the ministry invited local authorities and indigenous people to a meeting on Wednesday and requested that the indigenous community apologize. Only one indigenous person invited attended. ... ...

Seoung Nimol and Hel Komsan

More indebted farmers suffering from arrested tycoon’s alleged land fraud file complaints

Around 100 families from Kandal, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Cham provinces filed complaints to the Phnom Penh municipal court on Wednesday against tycoon Hy Kimhong, who was arrested earlier this week in an alleged land fraud scheme. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich

World Bank project advances despite occupying indigenous burial grounds

Indigenous Bunong people from Roya Leu village offered rice wine and pork to a shrine, asking forest spirits to protect their land from the World Bank. ... ...

Andrew Califf, Sovann Sreypich, and Eung Sea

Kandal villagers halt airport project’s fence construction but fears remain

The company developing a new airport project in Kandal province suspended construction of a fence last week, following protests from villagers living inside the site. ... ...

Phon Sothyroth and Runn Sreydeth

Five representatives of citizens detained by Battambang Provincial Court for violating private land economic concessions

Five out of six people's representatives were remanded in custody on Friday, June 23, in connection with a case of encroachment on state-owned private land leased to the Rath Sambath Company in Ota Teak village, Ta Tok commune, Samlot district, Battambang province. ... ...

Sok Savy

Battambang denies encroachment on Sangke River

The Battambang Provincial Administration has rebuffed claims made by environmental NGO Mother Nature Cambodia that the historic Sangke River was being encroached upon by influential individuals who dumped soil into the river for personal gain.​ ... ...

Kim Yutharo

Gun-wielding rubber firm workers clear more Jarai farms in Ratanakiri land dispute

Gun-toting workers acting on behalf of a well-connected rubber firm have continued to clear the farmlands of a Jarai community in Ratanakiri province’s Andong Meas district, videos shared with CamboJA show. ... ...

Eung Sea

Preah Sihanouk land encroachers remove shacks, sign contracts

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities detained a group for allegedly encroaching on state land in Chamnot Ream village of Prey Nop district’s Bit Traing commune and dismantled the 18 huts they had built there. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn and Bor Pich Zelin

P Vihear encroachment crackdown imminent

The National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV) announced that the national authorities will work with their provincial counterparts to take action against state land encroachment – of part of protected area two – in the third week of this month. ... ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Kandal residents protest new land filling near airport development

Kandal village residents protested on Thursday against the filling in of land near their homes at the $1.5 billion airport development project, with a company official saying they were only filling the homes of three people who had agreed to leave the site. ... ...

Runn Sreydeth and Khuon Narim

Crack down on land opportunists: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered that the pertinent ministries and local authorities take action to prevent forest encroachment and land grabs, saying that these activities always increased during the campaign period and the day of elections. ... ...

Kim Yutharo

Police arrested 3 Bunong over land dispute in Mondulkiri province

 Three Bunong indigenous family members were arrested by Mondulkiri provincial police on Sunday over a land dispute in Chamkar Te Village, Spean Thmor Commune. ... ...

Sovann Sreypich and Runn Sreydeth

Nearly 70 families in Koas Kralor district protest for Battambang Provincial Authorities to provide legal land titles

About 69 families protest in front of Battambang Provincial Administration to demand the authorities to issue legal land title that has been cleared since 2012 on 254 hectares of land at Phnom Snor, Samrong village, Chhnal Moan commune, Koas Kralor district, Battambang province, on the ...

Sok Savy

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