Villagers want their promised land

Source : Khmer Times 

Some of the villagers who are still awaiting land titles. Supplied.

Nearly 60 families in Siem Reap province yesterday gathered in their village to demand authorities speed up a land distribution deal promised by a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Apsara Authority two years ago.

Tiv Nara, a family representative, said yesterday that a total of 100 families in the province’s Sla Kram commune were supposed to receive the land. However, Ms Nara said so far only 47 have received land. Continue reading


Concerns over veteran housing promise

Source: Khmer Times

A resident points to homes built by the government seven years ago. KT/Ven Rathavong

Kampot province –Veterans here are disappointed over the government’s failure to uphold a promise made years ago to provide them with suitable farming land and homes for their years of service in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces.

In Chhuk district’s Techo Aphiwat commune, veterans said that the lack of agricultural land has hampered their ability to support their families. Continue reading

Forty Koh Kong families not happy with deal

Source: Phnom Penh Post

The site of the land was offered as they said the settlement sites are rocky, flooded and located deep in the jungle. Facebook

Forty of the 375 families involved in a recently settled land dispute in Koh Kong province claimed on Tuesday that they have not yet received their promised cash compensation.

Hence, the families requested the authorities to change the site of the land offered as they said the settlement sites are rocky, flooded and located deep in the jungle. Continue reading

Five arrested over Sihanoukville land dispute

Source: phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville police are interrogating five men accused of squatting on land near a rail line in Lek 1 commune, a local official said on Sunday.

Chhit Sophat, Lek 1 commune chief, told The Post that on Saturday a group of people gathered and allegedly built a house on land five to 10 metres from the railway line. They reasoned they were entitled to it as they were poor and the land was vacant, he said.morn

Police arrested five members of the group seen as the ringleaders – In Buntheoun, 42, Ngin Sokhun, 55, Uon Chhunleang, 57, Boeun Vanna, 67; and Chhun Saret, 53.

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UN, Licadho stopped from Oddar Meanchey dispute probe

Source: Phnom Penh Post

Anlong Veng district authorities in Oddar Meanchey province on Wednesday allegedly prevented a civil society organisation and United Nations officials from investigating a land dispute involving 122 families living in Anlong commune.

The villagers have accused the authorities of grabbing their land illegally. Officials, however, claim that these people came and cleared land owned by the state, according to In Kongchit, a coordinator at NGO Licadho.

Kongchit confirmed that on Wednesday, he and two UN officials were blocked by Anlong Veng authorities from meeting the people and investigating the situation. He said it was illegal as they were prohibiting a civil society organisation from helping people.
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Villagers again flock to Land Ministry

Source: Khmer Times


A protesting villager from Kampong Speu. KT/Pech Sotheary

About 70 people representing thousands of Kampong Speu province households yesterday gathered once again in front of the Land Management Ministry to appeal to the authorities to take action against three rubber plantations and a sugar cane plantation over more than 2,000 hectares of disputed land.
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Koh Kong land dispute to be reinvestigated

Source: Khmer Times

Protesters gather outside the Land Management Ministry. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Land Management Ministry on Friday announced that it will solve a land dispute in the province following a weeks-long demonstration by hundreds of villagers who descended upon the ministry’s office in Phnom Penh.
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