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Adhoc defends Staffer in Incitement Claim

Human rights group Adhoc yesterday criticized a commune official in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district for accusing one of its staff of incitement and spreading disinformation after villagers traveled to Phnom Penh in March to protest over a land dispute with well known businessman Try ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Hun Sen’s Land Titles Receive Rare Praise From Germany

Since Prime Minister Hun Sen announced an ambitious new plan some 10 months ago to make nearly half a million families official land owners, hardly a week goes by that a rural community does not complain of local officials trying to scam the project. But when ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sens-land-titles-receive-rare-praise-from-germany-17312/

Pursat land dispute makes hay in capital

Rough[ly] 40 representatives of some 370 families locked in a years-long land dispute with a rubber concessionaire in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district demonstrated outside the Phnom Penh offices of Adhoc yesterday to publicise their situation. The villagers, many of whom are family members of soldiers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040364860/National/pursat-land-dispute-makes-hay-in-capital.html

Chinese officials to dam site

China has reportedly dispatched embassy officials to investigate a major breach at the Chinese-built Stung Atai dam in Pusat province on Saturday, which swept away four men, three of whom are still missing. Yang Tian Yue, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh, told local ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

One Safe, Three Missing in Hydrodam Accident

PHNOM PENH – Authorities are searching for three missing construction workers at a Chinese hydroelectric dam in Pursat province, after pipes burst there on Saturday, causing a flash flood. One man, who had been fishing nearby and was thought missing, has been found “safe and alive” ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/one-safe-three-missing-in-hydrodam-accident/1557685.html

Four feared dead in Cambodia dam accident

According to Veal Veng district police chief Theang Leng, the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, apparently after heavy water pressure caused part of the Stung Atay dam’s reservoir to collapse. “Four people are missing. We fear they have drowned but this is not sure yet,” he ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-03/an-cambodia-dam/4403764

Former Lieutenant General faces accusations

Disgraced former Lieutenant General Doeun Sovann appeared in court on Nov. 5, 2012. to answer charges for attempting to rope in volunteers from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s national land-titling scheme, monitoring measurment of a disputed plot he allegedly purchased. Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating Judge Ly ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659589/National-news/former-lieutenant-general-faces-accusations.html

Court Charges General Denounced by Hun Sen Over Land Claim

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged a Ministry of Interior police general with intimidation and unlawful interference in the discharge of a public function for allegedly attempting to use Prime Minister Hun Sen’s student volunteer program to settle a personal land dispute. Mr. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Villagers No Longer Seen As Secessionists

Villagers locked in a land dispute in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district no longer pose a secessionist threat, and those remaining in the contested area will receive new plots of land on which to live, the district governor said yesterday. District governor Chhe Chhiv said that ...

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 ...

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 ...

Second ‘seccesionist’ arrested in Pursat

Another alleged “secessionist” involved in a land dispute was arrested yesterday in Pursat province’s Veal Veng district, where villagers said authorities continued a prolonged forced eviction that has led to the destruction of some 500 homes. Three other men accused of attempting to create an autonomous ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857486/National-news/second-secessionist-arrested-in-pursat.html

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