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RISDA To Open Two Plantations In Cambodia

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is opening two plantations in Cambodia, its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad said Wednesday. He said discussions had been held with the companies that would be tasked with managing the plantations last week. “We are now awaiting approval ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=964158

Oxley to acquire Cambodian asset for US$11.2m

In a release, Oxley Holdings Limited announced that the Group’s 49%-owned associated company, Oxley-Worldbridge (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., had entered into an amendment agreement dated 1 July 2013 in respect of a share sale and purchase agreement dated 22 May 2013 to acquire all the shares ...

http://sbr.com.sg/commercial-property/more-news/oxley-acquire-cambodian-asset-us112m#sthash.MwztrlYA.dpuf

Unlike Past Elections, Property Investors Remain Buoyant

Ahead of elections 10 years ago, people across the country would hoard rice in case the vote sent the country spiraling into a state of turmoil. Businesses across the country would bide their time before making any major investments. And those who could afford to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/unlike-past-elections-property-investors-remain-buoyant-32542/

2012 Sees Jump in Land Disputes and Grants

Economic land concessions remain a major concern, with more than 230 people arrested in 2012, an increase of more than 150 percent from the year before, according to an annual report by the rights group Adhoc. That means land conflicts have increased, Thun Saray, president ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/two-thousand-two-land-dispute-jump/1604014.html

Construction Projects Surge This Year

Total investment in new construction projects reached $1.53 billion through the first  eight months of the year, a 73.96 percent improvement compared to the same period last year, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. Though the number of permits ...

Boeung Kak rep infighting gets its day in court

Six Boeung Kak village representatives will appear in Phnom Penh Municipal Court accused of threatening to kill their one-time representative Ly Mom, who was spoke on their behalf from 2007 until last year. Although no charges have been laid, Ly Mom is demanding $10,000 from each ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050455975/National-news/boeung-kak-rep-infighting-gets-its-day-in-court.html

Families ask PM to help end dispute

About 500 families from three communes in Siem Reap province’s Chi Kraeng district are seeking the prime minister’s intervention in a dispute with a rubber company over 1,000 hectares of land. Siem Reap provincial governor Chan Sophal said on Wednesday that Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker Seang ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050455969/National-news/letter-to-premier-families-ask-pm-to-help-end-dispute.html

Protesters pushed back from World Bank Office

In what is becoming an increasingly popular – and coordinated – protest tactic among Phnom Penh’s dispossessed, several women took off their shirts and bras during a demonstration over land rights that briefly turned violent near the World Bank yesterday. About 100 protesters, most of them ...

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Last of Boeng Kak land titles still weeks away

The last of the nearly 800 families from Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community who are in line for land titles will not receive their long-awaited ownership records for another “two or three weeks”, a city official said yesterday. The families were spared eviction at the hands ...

Free mother, protesters urge

More than 300 villagers from two districts in Kampong Speu province joined forces yesterday to protest in front of the provincial court over two land disputes, vowing to continue until authorities resolved them and released a mother of seven jailed last month after she had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012754191/National-news/free-mother-protesters-urge.html

Land protests increasingly met with force, rights group says

Human rights group Licadho raised the alarm yesterday over the increased use of armed force by authorities as they seek to suppress protests over Cambodia’s numerous land disputes. It noted that during the past two months, security forces have opened fire on villagers during three ...

Vulnerable evictees speak out

An 11-year-old HIV-positive girl evicted from Borei Keila moved back to Phnom Penh to live with her aunt because she had no access to medication at her relocation site in Kandal province, she said yesterday. During another day of protests outside the National Assembly, schoolgirl Theng ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012654158/National-news/vulnerable-evictees-speak-out.html

Footage shows chaos, panic during shooting

Dramatic new video footage of the January 18 Kratie province land dispute shooting has been released on the internet, depicting TTY rubber company security guards opening fire on a crowd of unarmed villagers. The 48-second video, recorded by a villager on a mobile phone and uploaded ...

Evictees mark 3rd anniversary of Dey Krahorm

More than 300 demonstrators yesterday marked the third anniversary of the forced eviction of Phnom Penh’s Dey Krahorm community, one of the city’s most violent land evictions. Five international rights groups also sent a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen urging the government to stop land ...

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