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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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-sugar-company-villagers-protest-land-management-ministry

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/anz-mulling-payout-sugar-project-victims

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-register-land-dispute

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/leader-koh-kong-land-dispute-jailed

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50503732/still-no-solution-to-land-dispute/

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-land-dispute-solved-ministry-says-0

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/village-representative-arrested-lyp-dispute

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093921/koh-kong-families-protest-tycoons-land-concession/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084897/state-buys-bridge-lyp-group/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-not-included-land-dispute-resolution

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-70-farmers-accept-sugar-compensation-but-102-refuse-127005/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-protest-outside-pms-house-broken

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-protesters-reject-ngos-help

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/evictees-sugar-company-reach-deal-last-116579/

Complaint against sugar company withdrawn

More than 150 residents from Kampong Speu’s Oral district gathered at the Equitable Cambodia (EC) headquarters and the National Assembly on Friday to withdraw their complaints over land against the Phnom Penh Sugar Company, which is owned by magnate Ly Yong Phat. ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25516/complaint-against-sugar-company-withdrawn/

Families in land dispute with sugar firm reach $500 deal

More than 300 families in Kompong Speu province this week signed a deal with Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company aimed at ending their long-running land dispute, though several of the families have yet to agree on compensation.   ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/families-in-land-dispute-with-sugar-firm-reach-500-deal-112792/

Tycoon senator opens up on Thai power deal

Cambodia’s electricity generation reached 2.714 billion kilowatt hours last year, of which 1.851 million KWh was generated by hydro dams and 863.02 million KWh by coal-powered plants. Household access to electricity rose 18.8 percent, compared to 2013, according a report from Cambodia’s Electricity Authority.    ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/19173/tycoon-senator-opens-up-on-thai-power-deal/

Cambodia okays LYP Group casinos' online gambling sites

Cambodia has given permission for three L.Y.P. Group casinos to launch online gambling operations.The L.Y.P. Group, which is run by Cambodian People’s Party Senator Ly Yong Phat, operates three casinos on the country’s border with Thailand; the Koh Kong Resort on the country’s southern coast, ...

Steven Stradbrooke
http://calvinayre.com/2015/11/19/casino/cambodia-okays-lyp-group-casino-online-gambling-sites/

Kampong Speu locals protest in long-running dispute

Several hundred villagers protested outside the Kampong Speu Provincial Hall yesterday, demanding the return of thousands lost to economic land concessions (ELCs) in a years-old land dispute with a Chinese company and a prominent tycoon. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-locals-protest-long-running-dispute

Ministry breaks ground on new tech institute

The Ministry of Education on Monday broke ground on a new Institute of Technology campus in Kompong Speu province’s Thpong district that officials said is being built with funds from the Thai royal family on land partially donated by agribusiness magnate Ly Yong Phat. ...

Sek Odom
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-breaks-ground-on-new-tech-institute-91900/

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