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Families fear eviction in dispute with Try Pheap

Twenty-three families in a village in Pursat province currently embroiled in a land dispute with a company owned by tycoon Try Pheap have claimed that authorities are putting pressure on locals in an attempt to quash the issue. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-fear-eviction-dispute-try-pheap

Anger on the home front

More than 100 soldiers in Pursat province have threatened to resign en masse after being ordered to bulldoze their own lands, which are claimed by tycoon Try Pheap’s MDS Import Export Company. The threat of mass resignations came two days after a soldier, Seng Pov, took ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/anger-home-front

Gov’t releases data on timber baron’s deal

Tycoon Try Pheap has collected an estimated 1,500 cubic metres of timber from Forestry Administration offices since the government in July issued his companies permission to confiscate “waste wood” from their offices and from the Ministry of Environment, according to preliminary government figures obtained by ...

Daniel Pye
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/gov%E2%80%99t-releases-data-timber-baron%E2%80%99s-deal

Caught up in the middle

Sheltering under a blue tarpaulin amid dense woodland in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains, Nhean* sits and waits for night to fall after a long day scouring the protected forest for luxury timber. He says he works for a broker who is a supplier to one of Cambodia’s ...

May Titthara
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/caught-middle

Defamation suits follow NGO report

Tycoon Try Pheap has filed a defamation complaint against two people quoted in an NGO report released last week that accused him of illegal logging and widespread land grabbing, summonses obtained yesterday reveal. The documents, bearing the signature of Kandal Provincial Court prosecutor Sam Rithy Veasna, ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/defamation-suits-follow-ngo-report

Villagers in Land Dispute Protest Against Firm

More than 100 villagers involved in a land dispute with an import-export company in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district protested Sunday against the firm’s alleged attempts to stop them from farming the area, officials and villagers said. Meas Sarin, one of the protesters, said that about ...

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