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Nineteen Oddar Meanchey villagers in prison as land dispute escalates

Authorities have arrested a total of 19 people and burned down homes as a land dispute near an Oddar Meanchey rubber plantation escalates, according to residents and a human rights group. ...

Khut Sokun and Fiona Kelliher
https://vodenglish.news/nineteen-oddar-meanchey-villagers-in-prison-as-land-dispute-escalates/

Residents in Koh Kong province disappointed after the ministry refuses to settle land disputes for them

Residents of three local communities in Koh Kong province claiming land disputes with Ly Yong Phat’s company express frustration after the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction refuses to resolve land disputes for them. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/12/13/koh-kong-residents-disappointed-after-ministry-refuses-to-settle-land-disputes/

Residents in Oddar Meanchey province say authorities threaten to arrest and destroy their houses if they do not move out of disputed land

Residents in a land dispute with the Sok Samnang Rubber Plantation Company in Trapeang Prasat commune, Trapeang Prasat district, Oddar Meanchey province, claim that authorities have threatened to arrest and destroy their homes if they do not agree to demolish their houses from disputed land. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/12/08/residents-in-oddar-meanchey-say-authorities-threaten-to-arrest-and-demolish-houses/

Commune chiefs back-pedal on state land signatures

Authorities in several provinces have issued letters annulling their previously signed orders regarding land occupied in protected areas and biodiversity corridors after the Ministry of Environment issued a letter in May calling their actions illegal. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/commune-chiefs-back-pedal-state-land-signatures

Villagers blame rubber company

Villagers in Preah Vihear’s Kulen district are seeking the assistance of rights group Adhoc, claiming a Malaysian rubber company has stopped them from receiving land titles. Sok Yam, 48, one of the four representatives of the Sro Yong commune residents, said members of 72 families thumbprinted ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-blame-rubber-company

Political bias alleged

Four families in Oddar Meanchey province’s Samrong town have filed a complaint with their commune hall, alleging that a military official and a village chief are trying to block them from receiving land titles because the families support the Cambodian National Rescue Party. The families and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/political-bias-alleged

Boeung Kak Resolution Speeds on

Responding to a new plan put forward by members of the Bo­eung Kak community and NGOs last month, Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced on Friday that it had drawn up a list of all families who remain excluded from the 12.44 hectares Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061066166/National/boeung-kak-resolution-speeds-on.html

Titles near as students finally on way to district

Nearly 50 families in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district will finally receive official titles after repeatedly requesting – and being denied – student volunteers to measure their land, the villagers’ commune chief said yesterday. Koh Pol commune chief Ev Kosal, who participated in the meeting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031962015/National/titles-near-as-students-finally-on-way-to-district.html

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Human rights groups in Cambodia fear a new south-east Asian declaration of human rights could conversely offer the government in Phnom Penh a figleaf to clamp down on dissent. Cambodia signed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) human rights declaration on Sunday, two days ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/23/asean-declaration-cambodia-flout-human-rights

Concerns over Cambodia's use of students in land titling scheme

Hun Sen’s titling plan was announced in June and is intended to resolve land conflict stemming from the Khmer Rouge regime’s ban on private property in the 1970s. Around 1,600 students have been sent around the country to demarcate 4.4 million acres of uncontested territory, which ...

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-10-08/concerns-over-cambodias-use-of-students-in-land-titling-scheme/1026796

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

Ethnic Bunong Groups Granted New Land Titles

The government has completed the communal land-titling process for three ethnic Bunong communities in Mondolkiri province living on 1,000 hectares of land in Keo Seima district, villagers and a rights group said yesterday. The three new titles-which will bring to six the total number of communal titles granted ...

Land title deals for former Khmer Rouge in question

Former Khmer Rouge cadres who in return for laying down their weapons and swearing allegiance to the Cambodian government were granted plots of land in what is now Kampot province say local authorities aren’t respecting the deal. Representatives of 80 families in the province’s Chhouk district told the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092758940/National-news/land-title-deals-for-former-khmer-rouge-in-question.html

ELCs on mind at donor meet

While protesters demonstrated outside, urging land and human-rights reform, members of the donor community met with the government yesterday at the Council for the Development of Cambodia in Phnom Penh to sign off on a series of development targets that bore only a faint resemblance to those ...

Hun Sen Lashes Out at Critics of Land Project

Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at unnamed “stupid” analysts for alleging that he was overseeing the issuance of land titles to a community in Kratie province on Friday to appease the suffering of the people there. “I would like to send a message to ...

Anniversary Marked With Fiery Demonstration

Resident of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood burned straw effigies symbolizing corrupt government officials yesterday to make the one-year anniversary of demolition of eight homes at the contest site. Roughly 100 protesters gathered at the site of the demolitions and set fire to eight scarecrow-like effigies ...

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