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Protesters demand speedy land dispute resolution at ministry

More than 700 people affected by land disputes gathered in Phnom Penh on Monday to protest in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction. The protesters who came from Koh Kong, Kampong Speu, Oddar Meanchey and Preah Vihear provinces demanded a ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/protesters-demand-speedy-land-dispute-resolution-ministry

Sar Kheng urges officials in Ratanakkiri to prevent crime

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged Ratanakkiri provincial authorities to do more to eliminate crimes in the province. Speaking during the appointment ceremony of the chair of the Cambodian People’s Party’s working group for Ratanakkiri on Friday, Sar Kheng, who is also deputy prime ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-urges-officials-ratanakkiri-prevent-crime

Gov’t studies land service provision via one-window

The Ministry of Interior has launched a study on land service provision via the one-window service at select locations in the Kingdom. The move is to enhance people’s access to government services. The ministry’s director-general Prak Samoeun said it decided to conduct the study in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/govt-studies-land-service-provision-one-window

Interior Ministry surveys One Window Services in four areas

The Interior Ministry is looking to improve One Window Services in three provinces and the capital to better manage issues surrounding land ahead of its official launch at the end of this month. Prak Sam Oeuen, director-general of the Interior Ministry’s general administration department, yesterday ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676087/interior-ministry-surveys-one-window-services-in-four-areas

Bilateral Talks, and Their Two Interpretations

Two polarizing narratives emerged after the Monday night discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hun Sen, with the U.S. claiming it had been “tense,” while Cambodia insisted the talks were cordial. When it came to agenda, Mr. Obama put human rights, electoral and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Protesting villagers ordered home

Officials from Prime Minister’s Hun Sen’s cabinet yesterday accepted the petition of 110 Preah Vihear villager representatives seeking intervention in a land dispute with defunct NGO DARPO. Hun Sen cabinet member Nov Ra told villagers who protested in front of the prime minister’s house to return ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059215/National-news/government-pledges-to-resolve-land-dispute-in-preah-vihear.html

NGO plans to build mini-city

An NGO’s plan to build an “entire city” for the victims of a forced eviction has been backed by the Phnom Penh municipal government, with preliminary construction already under way. The $2.2 to $2.5 million project, devised by the organisation People for Care and Learning, is expected ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859152/National-news/ngo-plans-to-replace-slum-with-new-city.html

Criticism Continues Over Chut Wutty Murder Case

Environmental protection group Global Witness has added its voice to the growing criticism of the Koh Kong Provincial Court’s decision to end its investigation int the murder of environmental activist Chut Wutty. The decision to drop the case “can only be described by as the latest ...

MP dialogues focus on land

Villagers took an increasingly vocal stand on land issues during rare opportunities to speak with National Assembly members this past year, according to the National Democratic Institute. During the most recent town hall-style Constituency Dialogues, started by NDI in 2004 to promote contact between assembly members ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100559126/National-news/mp-dialogues-focus-on-land.html

No Effective Voice for Those Facing Land Issues

Despite the government embarking on a nationwide land-titling program, there is still little space for communities affected by economic land concessions to voice their concerns with the government, members of civil society said at a conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. “We’ve observed that there is limited ...

Oxfam urges freeze of land investments

Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. Oxfam urged Jim Yong Kim, the lender’s new president, to announce a six-month moratorium ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/worldbank-oxfam-land-idUSL1E8L2LKF20121004

Gov't and Donors Set New Reform Targets

The new list of reforms approved by the government at a high-level meeting with its foreign donors on Wednesday offer a mixed bag of targets, with some sectors, such as education, given more ambitious goals than before, while others had their ambitions scaled back and old goals ...

Rights record under fire

A pair of reports to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today and tomorrow paint a bleak image of a country whose rights record has worsened considerably over the past year. An annual report from the Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558901/National-news/cambodias-rights-record-under-fire.html

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