Land titles issued on Koh Rong

Source : Khmer Times

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Provincial Governor Yun Min speaks to villagers before handing out land titles.

The Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is now distributing land titles to nearly 300 families in Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem communes after the government decided to reallocate more than 520 hectares of state land to people living there.

On April 4, the government issued a sub-decree that provided 528.37 hectares of land in the two communes to 298 families living in the area, while also allocating some plots of land for schools, administration offices, commune halls, village headquarters, military units and pagodas.

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Police crack down on trucks carrying timber in Mondulkiri

Source : Khmer Times

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Police confiscate timber being transported from a wildlife sanctuary.

The police and court prosecutor have cracked down on two trucks allegedly attempting to transport more than ten pieces of timber from the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province into Ratanakkiri province on Friday night.

Morm Vanda, deputy prosecutor of Ratanakkiri Provincial Court who led the operation, said the crime was committed in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary, but no one was arrested.

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Kandal airport land still in dispute

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About 200 villagers gathered at the district hall.

About 200 people representing 2,000 families in Kandal province’s Ampov Prey commune yesterday gathered in front of the Kandal Stung district hall asking authorities to intervene in resolving a collective land dispute involving more than 400 hectares, which are being developed by private companies in the area.

Phok Phany, a village representative, said there was a similar case when the Heng Development Company compensated each villager $80 after buying their land in order to develop a new international airport.

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Police stop transport of illegal logs

Source : The Phnom Penh Post

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Officials inspect vans loaded with timber that were stopped by authorities in Stung Treng province on Friday.

Stung Treng Provincial Military Police stopped six vans transporting timber illegally on Friday night, but were unable to catch any of the drivers, according to police.

Uy Kvai, deputy director of the crime office at the Stung Treng Provincial Military Police base, said the vans were carrying second-grade timber, commonly used for building houses, through Stung Treng district’s Samaki commune.

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Villagers battle Phanimex company

Source : Khmer  Times

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Protesters hold photos of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife.

About 30 people representing 218 families in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district who are entrenched in a land dispute with development company Phanimex gathered in front of the Land Management Ministry yesterday to request a prompt resolution for the dispute.

Meanwhile, a Borei Keila resident who also had a land dispute with Phanimex was summoned by the Interior Ministry for questioning yesterday following a complaint from the company.

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Koh Kong protesters return to Land Ministry

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Villagers want their land dispute solved quickly.

Villagers in a land dispute with companies producing sugar in Koh Kong province gathered again at the Land Ministry yesterday afternoon, demanding the ministry resolve their land disputes as soon as possible.

More than 70 people from Sre Ambel and Botum Sakor districts are facing difficulties earning a living because of a land dispute between them and a sugar producing company.

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Ministry concludes no deaths in Kratie clash

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Villagers block a machine during a violent clash with authorities in Kratie province’s Snuol district.

The Interior Ministry has concluded an investigation into the violent clash between villagers and authorities earlier this month, reaffirming that no one was killed in the confrontation that sparked when officials began dismantling huts built on Memot Rubber Plantation Company land in Kratie province’s Snuol district.

General Khieu Sopheak, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said yesterday that a group assigned to investigate the clash had completed its report and concluded no one was killed as initially reported by some officials.

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