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Veteran families push for land titles

Representatives of 120 families consisting of veterans and disabled soldiers living in Banteay Meanchey province’s Malai district asked the government and provincial authorities to expedite the delivery of land titles as they have been living on land the government gave them for three years without ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29436/veteran-families-push-for-land-titles/

World Bank prepares to lift freeze on lending to Cambodia

The World Bank is contemplating a $25-million project to build up 15 social land concessions (SLCs) across Cambodia and could approve the scheme as soon as December, according to a proposal posted to the Bank’s website late last month, a move that would end its ...

Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/world-bank-prepares-to-lift-freeze-on-lending-to-cambodia-68083/

Families Say Land Was Taken

Nearly 90 representatives of 137 families in Battambang province, some of whom include former Khmer Rouge cadres, protested for a second day in Phnom Penh yesterday, claiming authorities had seized land they had held since the late 1990s. Ul Yan who was among protesters at Butom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052465825/National/families-say-land-was-taken.html

Land Concession Evictees Petition Hun Sen for Help

Representatives of 157 families evicted in 2010 from a social land concession in Preah Vihear province belonging to businessman Pen Lim, a one-time adviser to Senate President Chea Sim, were in Phnom Penh yesterday to petition Hun Sen. The families say they were forced off the ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Villagers Protest Eviction by Chinese Company

More than 100 villagers living on a 20-hectare swath of a rubber plantation in Ratanakkirri province gathered outside O’Chum commune hall yesterday to protest their eviction at the hands of a Chinese company, local officials and rights activists said. About 120 families from Trang Churng Village ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Land Dispute Protesters' Request Has Little Effect

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cabinet yesterday said it would take no action on a request from about 100 villagers living inside a social land concession in Preah Vihear province seeking a resolution to an ongoing dispute over 5,000 hectares of land. Since 2007, villagers have protested ...

Hun Sen Questions Motive Behind Criticism

Prime Minister Hun Sen again addressed recent criticism from [Surya Subedi] the U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia , during a speech yesterday in Bateay Meanchey province that focused on land disputes. Mr. Hun Sen was speaking in Thma Puok district’s Banteay Chhmar commune, where he ...

In Speech, Hun Sen Implicated His Cousin in Land Grabbing

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday implicated his cousin as being behind an attempt to sell land in Svay Rieng province that was set aside by the government in 2009 to provide hundreds of land titles to villagers on a social land concession. Speaking at a ...

Hun Sen Says Land Management Ministry in Need of More Staff

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that there was a lack of staff at the Ministry of Land Management, and suggested that the students in his land measuring program be utilized to rectify the shortage. Mr. Hun Sen made the comments while visiting Pursat province’s Phnom ...

Hun Sen Lashes Out at Critics of Land Project

Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at unnamed “stupid” analysts for alleging that he was overseeing the issuance of land titles to a community in Kratie province on Friday to appease the suffering of the people there. “I would like to send a message to ...

Int'l Rights Group Says Abuses 'Systematic' in Cambodia

An international rights group yesterday said the situation of human rights in Cambodia was continuing to worsen and accused the government of being “at war” with its own citizens over access to land. In its briefing paper, the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) also said that Cambodia was ...

P Vihear Villagers Protest at National Assembly

More than 350 villagers from Preah Vihear province protested in front of the National Assembly on Friday, asking for support from lawmakers in their dispute with military veterans. The villagers, representing some 370 families in Kulen district’s Srayong commune, said that the land on which they ...

PM will hand-deliver titles

Prime Minister Hun Sen will personally deliver land titles to residents in Kratie province’s Snuol district on September 21 following the completion of the land measuring mission by volunteer youth there.   According to the premier’s order, land titles have been granted in three forms of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090558506/National-news/pm-will-hand-deliver-titles.html

Bail granted for disgraced officials

Four officials from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction arrested last week on bribery charges involving millions of dollars would be freed on bail in the next few days, officials said yesterday. Kuy Bunson, director of the Ministry of Interior’s prisons department, said he had ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557998/National-news/bail-granted-for-disgraced-officials.html

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