Land

Land policy and administration

Koh Kong Villagers Seek Land Dispute Resolution From Interior Ministry

More than 300 people from Koh Kong province protested in Phnom Penh on Monday over more-than-decadelong land disputes with companies that were granted concessions by the government, and that demonstrators say pushed them off their plots. The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel ...

Khut Sokun

HCM City, Mekong Delta face serious land subsidence

Land subsidence in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta has ranged from 0.1 to 81 centimetres in the last 10 years, according to the Water Resources Management Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The figure was reported at a conference on ...

Panel to consider changing laws to aid Kachin farmers

A committee will be set up comprising farmers and civil society organisations to resolve farmland problems in Kachin State, U M Kawn La of the Kachin National Congress said. The committee, to initially include political party officials, law experts, civil society groups and literature associations, will discuss ...

Khin Su Wai

Dying for land in Lao?

Reports recently surfaced revealing that 69-year-old Thitphay Thammavong had been arrested in Lao last month on 16 September. His crime? According to his family members, he had refused to sign papers that would give up control of his 1.5-hectare plot of land near Viengkham village ...

Sheith Khidhir

Lao Man, 69, Arrested for Refusing to Give Up Land His Family Has Held Since 1965

An elderly man in Laos was detained last month for refusing to give up land that had been in his family since 1965, family members said. Thitphay Thammavong, 69, was arrested on September 16 after declining to sign papers that would cede control of his 1.5 ...

Law enforcement ineffective in Kampong Speu land grab case, says NGO

Civil society organisation ACNCIPO urged Kampong Speu provincial governor Vei Samnang to enforce a warrant to seize 100ha in the Oral Wildlife Sanctuary that was grabbed and restore its status as state property. ACNCIPO head Chea Hean claimed environment officials did not implement the seizure warrant ...

Khorn Savi

Siem Reap orders halt to state land grabs

The Siem Reap provincial administration has ordered its relevant authorities to take legal measures against anyone illegally clearing and grabbing wetland, community land or natural protected areas. It also urged them to immediately stop issuing ownership letters and documents for such land. The announcement, obtained by ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Is your Thai holiday resort built on indigenous land?

Thailand’s indigenous people risk losing more of their land to hotels and national parks amid an unchecked tourism boom that has marginalised them, human rights groups warned on Friday. Bangkok was the world’s most visited city for a fourth year in 2018, drawing nearly 23 million ...

Rina Chandran

Minister relays land encroachment prevention orders

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged local authorities to follow the instructions of the Council of Ministers on how to prevent illegal land encroachment. On Thursday, the Council of Ministers issued a letter to Mr Sakhon, who is chairman of the National Committee to Prevent Illegal ...

Pech Sotheary

Ministry focuses on land grabbing

The Environment Ministry over the weekend reiterated that encroachment upon or the sale of protected land is illegal, noting that more than 20 people have been arrested this year over alleged land grabbing. Environment Minister Say Samal on Saturday posted on his Facebook account stressing that ...

Pech Sotheary

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