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Koh Kong activists charged

Two Mother Nature activists arrested after filming suspected sand-bearing vessels have been charged with incitement and making unauthorised recordings of a person in “a private place” – an offence that drew skepticism yesterday, given they were in their own boat in the open ocean when ...

Phak Seangly and Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-activists-charged

Court positions shuffled

The Supreme Council of the Magistracy decided yesterday to appoint or transfer 82 court officials. According to a statement released by the council and signed by its secretary-general Sam Prachea Manith, the judicial body held a vote yesterday during its 28th session while also discussing 11 ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35925/court-positions-shuffled/

Wood trafficker arrested, but where is she?

Military police said they arrested a well-known timber trafficker in Stung Treng province on Thursday after she and a group of stick-wielding thugs attempted to retrieve a pile of wood officers had seized a day earlier. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/wood-trafficker-arrested-119276/

Evictees to reject offer

Twenty-one families whose houses were demolished during an eviction on Tuesday said yesterday that they planned to refuse an offer of houses, land and cash from the tycoon who now possesses their land. Villagers, however, will continue to discuss the offer in another meeting scheduled ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030861830/National/evictees-to-reject-offer.html

Injunction Issued Against Garment Factory

The Kandal Provincial Court issued an injunction yesterday against Yung Wah Industrial Co. Ltd., preventing the company from selling assets at its two garment factories in Takhmao City where thousands of workers have been protesting the past two days over unpaid wages. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Jarai File Complaint Over Firm Filling In Lake

Etnhic Jarai families living in Ratanakkiri province’s Kakeo district yesterday filed a complaint with the provincial court, accusing a Vietnamese rubber company of clearing their ancestral land and filling in a lake they use for fishing and irrigation. Local officials say the company intends to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

After 6 Years, No Solution in Minority's Land Case

Ethnic minority Jarai families in Ratanakkiri province locked in a land dispute with Keat Kolney, the sister of Finance Minister Keat Chhon, yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of inaction in the court compliant they filed accusing Ms. Kolney’s firm of taking 450 hectares of their ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Court date set for Koh Kong farmers

More than six years after a sugar company bulldozed their farms in Koh Kong province, some 200 families who have held out ever since, arguing the action was illegal, will finally get their day in court on Thursday. 100 villagers will join them at the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072557605/National-news/court-date-set-for-koh-kong-farmers.html

Two Arrested in Pursat as Further Evictions Loom

Two more people in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district have been arrested in conjunction with what local authorities are calling a secessionist plot, while provincial authorities threatened to demolish more homes if residents do not leave a disputed area, officials said yesterday. Deputy provincial court prosecutor ...

Land Grab Claims Matched by Slander and Incitement Case

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court questioned four villagers among 12 summoned for questioning over a land dispute in Samakki Meanchey district, which has pitted some 80 local families against the owner of a private company they accuse of taking their land. While the dispute stems from alleged land grabbing, ...

Two More Villagers Are Arrested Amid Evictions in Pursat

Two more people in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district were arrested Tuesday in connection with what local authorities are calling a secessionist plot, a forestry official said yesterday. Veal Veng district forestry chief Thorn Bunthet said that Kuy Van, 55, and Leng Chhoeuk, 50, were arrested ...

Land dispute victims to protest crackdown

More than 2,700 families embroiled in 11 separate long-running land disputes in Kandal province are planning to hold a mass protest to draw attention to the continuing arrests and detention of villagers by the provincial court, villagers said yesterday According to Adhoc’s records, Kandal Provincial Court ...

No room for strike in Siem Reap

Provincial authorities in Siem Reap will demand that the Angkor Village Hotel and Resort respect an Arbitration Council decision, which it has so far baulked at, ordering to reinstate more than 60 workers fired since July. Following protests outside the hotel and at a court hearing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011091651696/National-news/no-room-for-strike-in-siem-reap.html

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