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Land transfers

Vietnamese firm ‘destroys’ indigenous land

A giant Vietnamese agribusiness company is destroying indigenous land in Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province, said a joint press release from Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International that was published on Monday. The human rights groups wrote that many indigenous people in Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province have been waiting ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya |

Cambodia police shoot land protester in Sihanoukville

As Cambodia heads towards a head-on crash with the European Union (EU) and the United States government over political freedom and human rights, disturbing video has emerged of Cambodia police shooting at protestors in Sihanoukville, in the country’s southwest. Keep reading ...

Six protesters held after police clash

Six people were detained yesterday following a clash between protesters, who blocked a road, and police in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district. The protesters were trying to block officials from measuring land belonging to a tycoon following a Supreme Court decision favouring him in a ...

Lao Protest Villager Freed, 11 Still Held

Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 with a group arrested for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, sources in the communist Southeast Asian state said. Phonesawai, the fourth villager of the group to be released, ...

Government will take over burned Myanmar land: minister

Myanmar’s government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying. “According to the law, burnt land becomes government-managed land,” Minister for ...

Shoon Naing

100 rai of violated land seized by officials on Koh Lanta

Department of Forestry and allied officials on Thursday seized about 100 rai of land in Phuket’s Koh Lanta that had been encroached upon by parties they described as “too powerful, unfazed by law and willing to threaten authorities with death”.More than 30 officials from several ...

Land compensation issue remains unresolved

Although a verbal promise had been made for compensation to be paid for lands which were seized from a subsidiary of a Chinese firm Wanbao Mining, Myanmar Yang Tse is still operating the Sabetaung and Kyisintaung mines beside Letpadaung.The lands have been seized twice, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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