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Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

Koh Kong villagers seek US intervention in land dispute

Representative of 26 families involved in a long-standing land dispute with a Chinese-owned company in Koh Kong province gathered at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday to deliver their petition seeking its intervention. The villagers said they had lost trust in state institutions ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-villagers-seek-us-intervention-land-dispute

Chinese Embassy petitioned

More than 20 protesters representing 140 families involved in land disputes in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy on Monday to submit a petition requesting it intervene and ask the Union Development Group (UDG) to provide them with ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chinese-embassy-petitioned

UDG denies links to naval base

The vice president of China’s Union Development Group has dismissed reports that it is involved in the construction of a Chinese naval base in Koh Kong province. A report published by Asia Times last month said that China has been lobbying the Cambodian government since ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564717/udg-denies-links-to-naval-base/

PM hails ‘troubled’ Koh Kong project

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday lauded the Chinese developer behind Koh Kong province’s $3.8 billion tourism project, despite it causing a decade-long dispute with the villagers there. “The Union Development Group [UDG] transformed the quiet area in Koh Kong province into an attractive tourist ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hails-troubled-koh-kong-project

Koh Kong families call on firm to resolve decades-old row

The three families – the last holdouts after hundreds of others have moved out – said Union Development Group (UDG) had built fences around their properties in Kiri Sakor district’s Koh Sdach commune, blocking their access, in an attempt to force them to give in ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-families-call-firm-resolve-decades-old-row

Koh Kong ‘Vacation Town’ to cost $1.2B

Union Development Group (UDG), the Chinese developer behind Koh Kong province’s $3.8 billion tourism project called Dara Sakor, has unveiled plans for yet another project called “Tourism Vacation Town”. The announcement comes despite the company releasing little information about its previously touted venture. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/koh-kong-vacation-town-cost-12b

Koh Kong villagers to be given UDG land

The government has ordered the Ministry of Environment to work with the relevant authorities to grant Koh Kong province villagers land from Union Development Group (UDG), a Chinese company, following a long-standing dispute. ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-villagers-be-given-udg-land

UDG appears ready to measure disputed land

Chinese-owned company Union Development Group has transported hundreds of posts to a disputed area it plans to develop in Botum Sakor district in Koh Kong province, exacerbating fears among villagers that the company will demarcate land they claim is theirs. ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/udg-appears-ready-measure-disputed-land

Koh Kong dispute villagers in court over razed crops

The Koh Kong Provincial Court on Tuesday heard the testimony of 13 families locked in a land dispute with Chinese company Union Development Group (UDG) after their crops and property were razed. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-dispute-villagers-court-over-razed-crops

Officials investigating Koh Kong villagers' allegations of UDG compensation fraud

Koh Kong officials are looking into claims that residents of Bak Roneas village affected by a massive project by the company Union Development Group were not properly compensated. The villagers filed a complaint with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet early this year, claiming they did ...

Phak Seangly
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-investigating-koh-kong-villagers-allegations-udg-compensation-fraud

Koh Kong villagers petition ministries

Fourteen families from Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district have asked the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Land Management to intervene in their land dispute with the Union Development Group. The 14 families, from Prek Khsach and Phnhi Meas communes, delivered their petition to the ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50111863/koh-kong-villagers-petition-ministries/

Villagers file complaint against Union Development Group for razing crops, property

Fourteen families in Koh Kong province’s Kiri Sakor district filed a court complaint today against 60 security guards employed by Union Development Group (UDG) for allegedly destroying their crops and small huts on land belonging to the development conglomerate.​ ...

Soth Koemsoeun
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-file-complaint-against-union-development-group-razing-crops-property

Koh Kong airport confirmed to begin construction in early 2018

The international airport to be built in Koh Kong province will kick off construction in January next year, according to a spokesman from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA).​ ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/koh-kong-airport-confirmed-begin-construction-early-2018

Returned UDG evictees want double the land

The 529 families who in 2010 traded their homes inside a $3.8 billion Chinese development project in Koh Kong province for land about 20 km away have petitioned local authorities to double the size of their replacement plots, officials said on Wednesday.   ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/returned-udg-evictees-want-double-land-115129/

Equality sought after land dispute

About 200 families gathered last week in a village in Koh Kong’s Kiri Sakor district, demanding compensation for their removal from land to make way for a Chinese-owned Union Development Group (UDG) project in 2011. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25729/equality-sought-after-land-dispute/

Judge hears protesters involved in UDG suits

The Koh Kong Provincial Court yesterday questioned 17 villagers locked in a land dispute with the Chinese-owned Union Development Group (UDG) over a pair of competing lawsuits filed in the wake of a clash between locals and company security guards in January. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/judge-hears-protesters-involved-udg-suits

UDG plaintiffs called

Koh Kong’s provincial prosecutor has invited four community representatives to provide statements regarding violence allegedly committed in January during an ongoing land dispute with Chinese company Union Development Group.The invitation was received this week by residents of Prek Smach village in Kiri Sakor district, who ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/udg-plaintiffs-called

Rights NGO worker held over UDG protest

An NGO worker was detained on Friday after participating in a roadblock by Koh Kong province’s Poy Chorpun community to protest the activities of the Chinese firm Union Development Group (UDG). ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-ngo-worker-held-over-udg-protest

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