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PM lauds support for vets as 200 plots gifted

Prime Minister Hun Manet announced that 200 veterans and their families have been awarded plots of land in Svay Rieng province.​ ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-lauds-support-for-vets-as-200-plots-gifted

World Bank project advances despite occupying indigenous burial grounds

Indigenous Bunong people from Roya Leu village offered rice wine and pork to a shrine, asking forest spirits to protect their land from the World Bank. ...

Andrew Califf, Sovann Sreypich, and Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/world-bank-project-advances-despite-occupying-indigenous-burial-grounds/

Get vets’ village infrastructure built, urges Sophara

Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara urged that infrastructure construction be expedited on more 600ha of land on the Cambodia-Vietnam border that was earmarked for distribution to veterans and their families, as well as the impoverished. ...

Sem Pisey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/get-vets-village-infrastructure-built-urges-sophara

300 army, police families at border get new homes

Officials from the Departments of Land Management, Urban Planning, Construction and Cadastral Affairs of Tbong Khmum and Svay Rieng provinces have begun to prepare over 300 plots of social land concessions for members of the police and armed forces stationed along the Cambodia-Vietnam border, and ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/300-army-police-families-border-get-new-homes

Nearly 100 families in Oddar Meanchey province have dispute with the sugar company

Approximately 92 evicted families as the result of land dispute with the sugar company located in Sangkat Kon Kreal, Samrong City, Oddar Meanchey province apply for a social land concession for two hectares per family as they claim that there is no land for agriculture. ...

Va Sopheanut
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/nearly-100-evicted-families-in-oddar-meanchey-province-have-disputes-with-sugar-companies-over-social-land-concessions/

Twenty-one Kratie families lost farmland to social concession

Twenty-one families involved in a years-long land dispute in Kratie province’s Chhlong district, say they are struggling to make ends meet after losing their farmland and have received no compensation from the government. The families from Proma village, Kampong Damrei commune, had their land seized in ...

Seoung Nimol
https://cambojanews.com/twenty-one-kratie-families-lost-farmland-to-social-concession/

PM gifts Kampong Thom land to impoverished families

Prime Minister Hun Sen will divide state land in Kampong Thom province and award titles to more than 9,000 families who currently dwell on it during the Khmer New Year celebrations. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-gifts-kampong-thom-land-impoverished-families

Kampong Chhnang journalist denies inciting villagers against military

The owner of a provincial radio station, Sok Oudom, maintained he had not incited villagers in Kampong Chhnang province against the military during his incitement trial on Tuesday, with a verdict expected on November 17. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/kampong-chhnang-journalist-denies-inciting-villagers-against-military/

Cambodia’s land concessions yield few benefits, sow social and environmental devastation

Cambodia’s government has strenuously promoted long-term leasing of unused land as Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) to attract investors and encourage development in the impoverished nation, but observers say the policy has resulted in few benefits at the cost of huge social and environmental impacts. ...

RFA staff
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/concessions-08262020174829.html

Soldiers escorting logs from sanctuary: locals

Communities in Preah Vihear’s Choam Ksan district have alleged that soldiers are involved in the transportation of illegal timber in the protected forests of Kulen Prum Tep Wildlife Sanctuary, an allegation denied yesterday by a local military official. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/soldiers-escorting-logs-sanctuary-locals

Company owners, employees arrested over huge timber raid

The owners of Hong Sopheap Development Company in Preah Vihear have been arrested days after military police carried out a massive raid on a 4,000 hectare social land concession (SLC) that the company holds a licence to log. ...

Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/company-owners-employees-arrested-over-huge-timber-raid

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