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Villagers petition Cambodian lawmakers for help with land dispute cases

About 200 villagers involved in land disputes in three provinces protested Monday outside Cambodia’s parliament building in Phnom Penh, demanding that lawmakers resolve their cases and threatening not to vote for those who turn down their requests. ...

Prach Chev
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/villagers-petition-cambodian-lawmakers-for-help-with-land-dispute-cases-07202015160050.html

CPP passes NGO law amid opposition boycott

The CPP’s 68 lawmakers pushed a controversial NGO law through the National Assembly on Monday morning without debate and without the opposition CNRP, whose 55 members boycotted the session in protest over legislation they say the government could use to stifle dissent. ...

Kuch Naren and Mech Dara
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-passes-ngo-law-amid-opposition-boycott-2-88148/

MP vows again to settle land disputes

A ruling party politician has pledged to not only resolve a raft of land disputes, but push a policy of “on-site development” – redevelopment that does not remove people from their communities – over mass relocations. Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 outside the National ...

May Titthara and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mp-vows-again-settle-land-disputes

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