PM ends a land dispute with a gift

While meeting locals and officials in Preah Vihear province yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen decided to allocate more than 80 hectares of airport land in Preah Vihear town’s Palhal commune to 127 families. In a meeting with officials and armed forces that was announced on Mr. Hun Sen’s official ...

Pech Sotheary

Police block Preah Vihear land dispute forum

More than 200 people representing three Preah Vihear province communities were set to discuss land disputes yesterday when police broke up their public forum, according to Tork Hong, a representative of a local community from nearby Prey Lang forest.   ...

Kong Meta

Furious villagers respond with flames

Local officials apologized yesterday to the Vietnamese owners of a rubber plantation in this northwestern province, after a dispute with local residents spiraled out of control a day earlier with angry villagers setting a company building aflame.  ...

Chea Takihiro

Plan for airport faces resistance

Talks between officials in Preah Vihear province and local villagers whose land is in the way of a proposed domestic airport hit some turbulence on Tuesday, as homeowners bristled over the various forms of compensation being offered. ...

Sen David

Man arrested, shots fired at land dispute protest

A villager was arrested and authorities fired shots Thursday in an attempt to quell a protest against the pending eviction in Preah Vihear province of more than 80 families at the hands of timber magnate Try Pheap, villagers said. Lor Chan, provincial coordinator for rights ...

Ben Sokhean

Official denies allegations of embezzlement

The former director of the Preah Vihear provincial financial department has denied allegations that he embezzled an estimated $72,045 over the course of 2013, according to his defense posted on the Anti-Corruption Unit website Thursday. Meas Rathavuth, who was ordered into retirement on March 1, said ...

Kuch Naren

Maids not heard from since 2011

Two sisters from Preah Vihear’s Kulen district hired to work in Malaysia as maids by Mey Yorn Services have not been heard from in more than two years, their mother said yesterday. Sok Noun, 45, hasn’t spoken to her daughters Bien Phok, 17, and Bien Phoun, ...

Sen David

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

Land complaint filed

Four Preah Vihear villagers filed a complaint with rights group Adhoc yesterday, requesting help in gaining permission to farm 93 hectares of land the Provincial Forestry Administration barred them from last year. The four complainants represent 65 families who have farmed the area in Kolen district ...

Preah Vihear Authorities Destroy Airfield Homes

Authorities have demolished the homes of 25 families living on the site of an obsolete airfield in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district, a rights group and the families said Sunday. The families were ordered to move off the land on Wednesday, with the district governor ...

Families Ordered to Leave Disused Airfield Land in Preah Vihear

More than 25 families living on the site of the long-disused airfield in Preah Vihear province have been ordered to move off the land, a district official said yesterday. “The authorities are forcing residents to leave without compensation and this eviction is illegal because they ...

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