Land trades

Conservationists look for ‘divine intervention’ from forest development

A two-lane dirt road truncates the northeastern tree line of Phnom Tamao Forest, marking the start of a housing complex on private land bordering the protected area. Dozens of boundary markers cemented underneath the tree canopies of the forest indicate the plans for land exchange deals ...


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 ...

Land given to officers not used but sold: analysis group

Forest lands in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, given to retired officers and entrepreneurs for agricultural purposes have, instead, been illegally sold, said an analysis group. The findings of the Forestry Land Analysis group, which comprises 15 regional representatives, have been submitted to the Union ...

Plans to excavate in capital dug up

A large-scale digging project is taking place in the capital in seeming direct contradiction of a longstanding government ban on the practice, a letter obtained by The Post and first-hand observation by reporters suggests. In the letter dated February 17, Phnom Penh City Governor Pa ...

Abandoned veterans’ land-grab nightmare

The scheme sounded good for the 240 disabled and retired army and police veterans and their families. The government built homes for them and promised a plot nearby on which to plant crops and support themselves. But five years later they are still without their land.  ...

PM vows to address chronic land issues

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has pledged to find solutions to the many land issues that have emerged and the government has formed a taskforce committee to investigate the problems and resolve them. The committee will investigate land concessions, the transfer of land use rights in ...

Boeung Kak: a disastrous decade

Ten years ago this week, Phnom Penh City Hall and the development firm Shukaku Inc announced an agreement to transform the Boeung Kak lake area into a sprawling mixed-use development. In the years following, thousands were evicted and a protest movement grew among the disgruntled ...

Govt orders action to resolve illegal occupation of land

The government has ordered action to address the illegal occupation and purchase of land, which was one of the outcomes of the government cabinet meeting for January that closed on January 25. Emerging land issues raised have been illegal occupation of lands including land in ...

More than 3,500 disputes have been ‘resolved’: gov’t

Cambodia has either resolved or rejected 6,060 of the Kingdom’s 7,549 ongoing land disputes, according to figures presented by Deputy Prime Minister of Land Management Bin Chhin during a speech yesterday. More than 3,500 cases have reportedly been “resolved”, while a further 2,500 cases were ...

PCD looks to reopen fight over Klong Dan case

The Pollution Control Department has filed a petition with the Central Administrative Court, asking it to reconsider the corruption-riddled Klong Dan wastewater treatment plant case, saying it has “new evidence” with which to reopen the legal fight. Pittaya Pramotepeerapan, director of PCD’s legal division, said ...

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