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Vietnam army concessions are ‘unconstitutional’

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has levelled further criticism at the Vietnamese army’s alleged control of 40,000 hectares of economic land concessions (ELCs) in Ratanakkiri province, claiming that the grants are in violation of the Cambodian constitution. Transferred over 2011 and 2012 to Vietnamese companies Veasna Investment, ...

Koh Kong reps deliver UDG petition

Ten representatives of 318 families in Koh Kong on 12 November filed a petition with the Senate and the National Assembly, asking the government to intervene in their land dispute with Chinese company Union Development Group. Keep reading ...

Cambodian Government pledges to step up land titling pace

The government 19 October vowed to finish distributing all land titles currently under consideration by 2020. In a speech, Im Chhun Lim said the government was committed to improving land security in Cambodia in its bid to address issues ranging from poverty to deforestation. Keep reading ...

Thai Forest Department department reclaims land for Hmong

Authorities have agreed to draft a master plan for zoning the Phuttubberk forest in Phetchabun’s Lom Kao district to allow hill tribe minorities to live and work there. The plan is also designed to keep resort business operators away. Keep reading ...

Lao Ministry reaffirms plan to issue 400,000 land titles by 2020

Land management authorities will pursue their plan to issue 400,000 land titles over the next five years until 2020, the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment has said. Statistics show there are 2.6 million land plots across the country including 1.8 million for which land ...

Mandalay golf resort project faces land-grabbing claims

Defiant farmers in Mandalay Region are cultivating fields they say they own as negotiations with the local authorities broke down.  The 200 farmers began harrowing the fields, which are slated for a golf resort, on 25 September in preparation for planting. The farmers say more than 600 ...

Rights group asks for land data sharing

Rights group Licadho has called on the government to make available statistics on the full extent of economic land concessions in response to data collected by the organisation over five years. Keep reading ...

Land minister grilled at National Assembly

The government plans to distribute another 800,000 hectares of land to some 200,000 families as part of its land-titling scheme, the minister for land management announced on 10 September after being grilled by lawmakers. Keep reading ...

Villagers petition Cambodian lawmakers for help with land dispute cases

About 200 villagers involved in land disputes in three provinces have protested outside Cambodia’s parliament building in Phnom Penh, demanding that lawmakers resolve their cases and threatening not to vote for those who turn down their requests. The villagers from Sihanoukville, Svay Rieng, and Takeo provinces ...

Cambodia, Vietnam to visit border

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials will visit Svay Rieng province next week as part of efforts to resolve ongoing border disputes, but the exclusion of journalists has sparked criticism over the negotiations’ lack of transparency. Border Post 203 in Kampong Ro district has been a flashpoint in ...

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