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Still work to do on land issue: envoy

Germany’s ambassador to Cambodia, Joachim Baron von Marschall, yesterday cautioned against too much optimism in the land sector in the face of ongoing disputes and forced evictions. The ambassador made the comments at a workshop on sustainable land policy in the capital, where speakers from ...

Taing Vida
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/still-work-do-land-issue-envoy

Lack of construction regulations a concern

Cambodia is experiencing a runaway property boom that must be constrained by laws and regulations in order to draw investment from European developers, which are largely absent in the country, experts said at an industry conference in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Simon Griffiths, senior manager at ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/lack-of-construction-regulations-a-concern-68862/

Hun Sen’s student volunteer land-titling program under fire

More than a year after Prime Minister Hun Sen’s land-titling program was suspended in the lead-up to the 2013 national elections, it has still not begun again despite government claims that the program would resume following the poll. The unfinished work left by student volunteers, who ...

Ben Sokhean and Holly Robertson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sens-student-volunteer-land-titling-program-under-fire-65503/

Land issues creating mistrust of local officials, observers say

Despite a number of agencies dispatched to solve land dispute, rights workers say people continue to face forced evictions and rights abuses by land developments. These problems are not being handled at the local level, fueling mistrust in local government, rights workers say. Rights workers from myriad ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/land-issues-creating-mistrust-of-local-officials-observers-say/1947717.html

Land activists ‘under threat’

Cambodian land advocates face some of the most threatening and deadly working conditions in the world, according to a new report by UK-based environmental watchdog Global Witness. Since 2002, 908 reported killings linked to land activism have occurred across 35 countries – with 13 taking place ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-activists-%E2%80%98under-threat%E2%80%99

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