Preah Vihear villagers summoned to court for ‘detaining’ bulldozer

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Villagers seize bulldozers operated by the Lan Feng and Ruy Feng companies that were clearing the land in dispute with the community in 2014. adhoc

An investigative judge at the Preah Vihear provincial court warned that he would issue arrest warrants for two NGO staff and about 10 Kuoy indigenous villagers in relation to a land dispute with two companies if they failed to appear in court on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Source : Phnom Penh Post

EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week. Voun Dara

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment.

EU ambassador to Cambodia George Edgar said during a field visit to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces last week, that work to combat climate change is very important both internally and globally for the EU. Continue reading

Villagers denied Kirirom land titles

Source : Phnom Penh Post

An area is where the villager requested within the Kirirom National Park in Phnom Sruoch district. Supplied

Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang rejected villagers’ request on Sunday for 250ha of land within the Kirirom National Park in Phnom Sruoch district on grounds that the park has been designated a protected area by a royal decree. Continue reading

Give back grabbed land in national park: Ministry

Source : Khmer Times 

The ministry wants state land returned and is taking legal action against occupiers. CEN

The Environment Ministry on Friday ordered all those who have illegally grabbed land in Preah Suramarit-Kossamak National Park to immediately tear down their structures and give the land back to the government.

A statement by Environment Minister Say Samal, released by the ministry on Friday, noted that authorities are working hard to identify perpetrators while also taking steps to prevent such illegal activities. Continue reading

Human rights violations dismissed ahead of UN rapporteur visit

Source  : Khmer Times

Rhona Smith. KT/Mai Vireak

Ahead of a mission to the Kingdom by UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, a CPP spokesman yesterday said Cambodia has never been sanctioned by the UN for violating human rights, noting that the rapporteur and other rights workers are biased.

CPP spokesman Sok Eysan yesterday issued a statement saying that the government has been following principles of democracy and the rule of law in order to ensure human rights are not violated. Continue reading

Kratie land disputes to be ‘resolved by experts’

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Some 800 protesters representing 1,642 families demonstrated in front of The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Wednesday. Heng Chivoan

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Wednesday ordered 19 experts to identify the families locked in a land dispute in Snuol district, in Kratie province, and find solutions for them through economic land concessions.

Some 800 protesters representing 1,642 families demonstrated in front of the ministry on Wednesday, before walking to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to submit their petition. Continue reading

Report highlights Kingdom’s land woes

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Villagers come to Phnom Penh to protest demanding for solutions in their land disputes.

Land disputes remain a chronic issue that has affected more than 20,000 families across the country, with some cases allegedly involving authorities who collude with traders or private firms to grab people’s land, a report released by the NGO Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC) says. Continue reading