Tycoon’s son receives 6,234 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park

A company linked to the son of tycoon Ly Yong Phat received a 6,234 hectare concession inside Botum Sakor National Park, according to a January sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea

Citizens who have land disputes with sugarcane companies again request the Ministry of Land Management to resolve land disputes

About 100 communities with land issues from three communes in Kampong Speu province gathered in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction to urge the ministry to expedite resolve their land dispute with Tycoon Ly Yong Phat Company. ...

Khut Sokun

Communities in long-running land dispute with a sugarcane company in Kampong Speu province asked the Ministry of Land Management to expedite the settlement

Nearly 100 people have land dispute with Ly Yong Phat sugar plantation in Kampong Speu province gather in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on the morning of January 26, 2023 to request this ministry to expedite the demolition procedure ...

Khut Chariya

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

Residents have been in a land dispute with the sugar cane company Ly Yong Phat continues to seek justice while not yet get compensation

Hundreds of hectares of green plantations of Ly Yong Phat surrounded by mountains in Oral district, Kampong Speu province seem to reflect the prosperous lives of nearby villagers, but some people claim that they are living in a state of mental crisis due to the ...

Tuk Piseth

More than 400 people protest at Botum Sakor District Hall demanding speedy settlement of land issues

More than 400 people representing 557 families from three communities in Prelan commune, Botum Sakor district, Koh Kong province gathered at the district hall this Thursday morning to urged authorities to expedite the settlement of land disputes, claiming that Ly Yong Phat’s company had grabbed ...

Khut Sokun

More than 200 Koh Kong residents protest at district hall demanding land settlement

More than 200 people representing 274 families from three communes in Sre Ambel district, Koh Kong province gathered at the district hall on Thursday morning to urge the authorities to expedite the settlement of land for them, claiming that Ly Yong Phat Company violated for ...

Khut Sokun

Communities from Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces submit petitions to ministries for intervention in land disputes

About 400 people from various communities in Koh Kong and Kampong Speu provinces have come forward to petition various ministries in Phnom Penh for intervention in the long-running land dispute with Ly Yong Phat. ...

Kheang Sokmean

Botum Sakor residents defiant as authorities threaten to clear shelters

Koh Kong authorities have threatened to tear down shelters built by residents of Botum Sakor district on land the locals say was taken from them by sugarcane plantations run by CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat. ...

Khut Sokun

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin

Kampong Speu sugar company villagers protest at Land Management Ministry

Nearly 700 people from different communities in Kampong Speu province protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Thursday, seeking a solution to their long-running land dispute with three sugar companies. ...

Ry Sochan

ANZ mulling payout to sugar project victims

The victims of Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company development project in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said they are “happy” to hear that ANZ Bank had declared to the Australian Parliamentary Committee that it would consider compensating those affected by the project. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Villagers register in land dispute

The Kampong Speu provincial authority said on Wednesday that its task force has completed registering thousands of families in Oral district who have been locked in a long-running land dispute with a sugar plantation owned by a well-connected tycoon. ...

Kong Meta

Leader in Koh Kong land dispute is jailed

Heng Sok, who represented 50 families in a land dispute with Oknha Ly Yong Phat was sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined two million riel ($500) by the Koh Kong Provincial Court on Tuesday, on a charge of “using violence on a property ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Still no solution to land dispute

Two groups of villagers representing more than 500 families locked in land dispute cases in multiple provinces once again rallied at the Ministry of Land Management and Ministry of Environment yesterday, appealing to authorities for a solution. ...

Pech Sotheary

Koh Kong land dispute solved, ministry says

The Ministry of Land Management on Thursday morning said it has resolved two long-running land disputes between communities in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts and two sugar companies owned by tycoon and ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat involving more than 800 ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Village representative arrested in LYP dispute

A villager representing 50 families in a long-running dispute with a company owned by ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat is in pre-trial detention after his Saturday arrest for allegedly installing boundary markers on disputed company land. Lay Tiro, deputy head of the felonies office at ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Koh Kong families protest tycoon’s land concession

More than 30 families living in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district yesterday protested against the work of a Special Economic Zone company owned by tycoon Ly Yong Phat. ...

Pech Sotheary

State buys bridge from LYP Group

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will take over management of a bridge built over the Tonle Sap River by the firm belonging tycoon senator Ly Yong Phat. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Families not included in land dispute resolution

Representatives for 15 families involved in a long-standing land dispute in Koh Kong province complained that authorities failed to find a resolution for them, despite providing compensation for 170 other families in the same area. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse

A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said.   ...

Ben Sokhean

Sugar protest outside PM’s house broken up

About 100 villagers involved in a long-running land dispute with Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company attempted to march to the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, culminating in a physical altercation with authorities.The mostly female group of protesters was stopped at 10:40am by Daun ...

Lay Samean

Kampong Speu protesters reject NGO’s help

In defiance of an order by Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Khoun Sreng, more than 100 people protested outside the offices of Equitable Cambodia (EC) yesterday. They held signs denouncing the NGO, as community representatives inside submitted a letter withdrawing their consent for the group to represent ...

Jack Davies and Touch Sokha

Evictees, sugar company reach deal at last

Representatives of evicted families and a sugarcane plantation owned by a prominent CPP senator announced an agreement on Thursday that provides compensation ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eligible villagers after a five-year battle over land. ...

Sek Odom

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