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Kratie villagers claim at least two shot dead by officials, while authorities deny fatalities

Clashes between villagers protesting a land dispute and security officers erupted in gunfire yesterday in Kratie province, with a rights official initially reporting six killed, and villagers at the scene confirming at least two dead – while authorities provided a starkly different account, saying that ...

Kong Meta and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-villagers-claim-least-two-shot-dead-officials-while-authorities-deny-fatalities

Kratie disputants pay visit to ministry

Twenty Cham villagers from Kratie province’s Snuol district yesterday visited the Ministry of Land Management and Urban Planning to demand authorities resolve their community’s seven-year-old land dispute with two rubber companies. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kratie-disputants-pay-visit-ministry

ELC land should go to villagers: governor

The governor of Kratie province this week sent a letter to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries requesting the reallocation of more than 3,000 hectares of economic land concession (ELC) property to villagers. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elc-land-should-go-villagers-governor

Gov’t seeks World Heritage protection for three cities

The Cambodian government plans to formally request that Unesco give three of the country’s provincial capitals World Heritage protection, state news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP) reported Friday.​ The cities are the capitals of Battambang, Kampot and Kratie provinces, according to the AKP.​ ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-seeks-world-heritage-protection-for-three-cities-76374/

Eight dead in widespread flooding

Cambodian officials say flooding across 12 provinces has left at least eight people dead. The flooding has been caused by major rain due to Typhoon Rammasun, which has hit coastal China hard. Authorities say they expect the waters to recede in coming days, making this year’s ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/eight-dead-in-widespread-flooding/1972045.html

Officials remain calm despite flood deaths

Four people have died in flooding that has affected nine provinces over the past week, officials said Sunday. Two people died in flooding in Kratie province, one in Stung Treng province and another in Kandal province. The flooding has risen above the emergency levels in Kratie ...

Ouch Sony
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-remain-calm-despite-flood-deaths-65601/

For villagers losing land, Hun Sen is last resort

Three separate communities from across the country were in Phnom Penh on Monday to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen to personally intervene to help settle their various land disputes. Communities affected by alleged land grabs in Phnom Penh and beyond often appeal directly to Mr. Hun ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/for-villagers-losing-land-hun-sen-is-last-resort-62200/

Future of Displaced Kratie Farmers Still Unclear

Representatives of the 301 families granted a social land concession in Kratie province to resolve a long-running land dispute said Sunday that they filed a report with authorities on Saturday detailing the new families that have since gathered with them in the hope of also ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/future-of-displaced-kratie-farmers-still-unclear-61455/

Kratie farmers offered land, but many remain defiant

A group of villagers who were evicted from Kratie province to make way for a Vietnamese rubber company were given a 750-hectare social land concession by the government Thursday, but many said they would hold out for a better offer. A letter signed by Kratie Governor ...

Sek Odom
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/archives/kratie-farmers-offered-land-but-many-remain-defiant-60025/

Villagers fear eviction looms

Villagers who fear eviction from their homes of 30 years in Kratie province travelled to Phnom Penh yesterday to plead for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention. Fifteen representatives of 88 families who live close to Kratie Airport, in Kratie town’s Srei Padav village, said provincial authorities ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030561741/National/villagers-fear-eviction-looms.html

Local brokers still manipulate prices: farmers

Farmers have expressed concern over local brokers’ manipulation of the market during harvest season, reducing buying prices for farmers who have no access to actual market rates. While some farmers have already completed their harvests, others have left their fields barren, fearing brokers will reduce ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/local-brokers-still-manipulate-prices-farmers.html

Volunteers Move In to Measure Kratie Site

Two months after government security forces evicted hundreds of families from Kratie’s Broma village at gunpoint, residents who were permitted to remain there took their first steps toward legal land tenure. Scores of volunteers last week began to collect data of families in Chhlong and Snuol ...

New governor in Kratie

Prime Minister Hun Sen appointed former Kratie deputy governor Sar Chamrong, one of his personal advisers, as the new governor of the province in a ceremony there on Friday, the government’s official news agency said over the weekend. The Post reported earlier this month that Kratie ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156281/National-news/new-governor-in-kratie.html

Kratie Village Sealed After Girl’s Killing

Kratie city – Soldiers and military police yesterday blocked all access to a village where a 14-year-old girl was shot dead by security forces on Wednesday while the authorities launched a massive operation to evict hundreds of families from the area under a cloak of ...

Teenage Girl Shot Dead by Security Forces

Government security forces shot dead a teenage girl in Kratie province yesterday morning in a coordinated operation to arrest protesters locked in a long-running land dispute with a rubber company accused of stealing their land. The provincial governor said the joint forces opened fire to defend ...

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