Land classifications

Sanctuaries now state land

The Ministries of Environment, and Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction have listed the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary in Koh Kong province and Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri province as state land to eliminate land grabbing offences. The operations have gained support from community members ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Governors told to look at public land seizures

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Office of the Council of Ministers, Hing Thorasky, has issued a report ordering ministers and three provincial governors to check for irregularities among lower-level officers who have illegally seized public land. These irregularities occurred in Battambang, Pailin and ...

Long Kimmarita

David Brown: peace gets a chance in Vietnamese land conflicts

Last month, a band of farmers forced their way into the administrative compound of Dong Tam, an ancient village on the fringes of Hanoi, to protest the expropriation of their land. To the astonishment of many observers, Vietnam’s communist regime calmed the explosive situation after ...

PM says veterans will get their land

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Land Minister Chea Sophara and the Cambodia Veterans Association to make a success of the social land concession scheme for men and women who have served the nation. Speaking at the 10th Anniversary of Cambodian Veterans Day at Koh ...

Academic fears concession will lead to land grab in Eastern Economic Corridor

An academic has warned that foreign investors will receive too many privileges under the Eastern Economic Corridor Bill, which could lead to serious land problems in the Eastern region. Decharut Sukkumnoed, the lecturer at Faculty of Economics Kasetsart University, said there were alarming issues regarding ...

Transfer of foreign technology to Thailand a key facet of EEC: top official

The transfer of technology is at the heart of Eastern Economic Corridor and it is crucial to allow foreign investors some privileges to move the country’s economy forward, the head of the development group says. There has been concern that extended land-leases and other privileges for ...

Boeung Kak lake dispute ‘closed’

Phnom Penh City Hall on April 27 washed its hands of the decade long contentious Boeung Kak lake issue, saying it was closing its conflict resolution process, leaving seven families who had refused to accept the government’s offers in the lurch. Following the signing of a ...

Farmers demand return of lands

Farmers in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu township staged a protest demanding the return of their land which were confiscated by the government, claiming that those lands have been farmed since the time of their ancestors. On April 23, about 100 farmers from Buu Kone and Myae ...

Villagers, soldiers in land battle

Villagers involved in a long-running land dispute in Kratie province’s Sambor district have prevented soldiers from building a fence around disputed land that the army intends to use as a sniper training ground. The two-year-old conflict surrounding 20 hectares in O’Krieng commune’s O’Kandie village between ...

Hun Sen asked to stop military land seizure

Nearly 40 people representing 59 families from a village in Battambang province have submitted a petition asking Prime Minister Hun Sen to help solve their land dispute with soldiers. The group from Prey Preal village in Klaing Meas commune said soldiers had brought bulldozers to destroy ...

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