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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 ...

Palm oil projects destroy local livelihoods: report

More than 1.8 million acres of palm oil plantations in Myanmar’s southern Tenasserim Division do more harm than good for local Karen villagers, causing land conflict, damaging livelihoods, destroying biodiversity, and polluting the environment, according to a new report. Companies and businesspeople have taken over ...

A struggle ‘on Chinese land’

Sitting on the edge of the dock, 68-year-old Vichay angrily pointed to three crumpled sheets of paper as he shuffled them around in his right hand. These wrinkled pages, he said, were the last remnants of evidence proving he owned the 15 hectares of land ...

Chhin chides ministry on ELCs

Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin, the Kingdom’s top authority in charge of resolving land disputes, slammed the Ministry of Agriculture over “shameful” irregularities in granting economic land concessions at the Environment Ministry’s annual meeting on December 21. During yesterday’s meeting, Chhin accused the Ministry of ...

Amendments to agricultural land ownership approved

The cabinet on October 18 approved amendments to the Agricultural Land Reform Act, which has been in force for 40 years, in a move to narrow land ownership disparity and maintain existing land for agriculture. Key amendments include permitting heirs who do not want to ...

Chroy Changvar residents protest municipality's 'land grab'

More than 100 villagers from Chroy Changvar on 10 March protested a draft sub-decree that would make Phnom Penh Municipality the legal owner of 280 hectares of land that are part of the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation’s $3 billion satellite city development. Keep reading ...

NLD compiles land-grab lists

Amid indications that the incoming National League for Democracy government will take up the issue of land-grabs, the party’s Mandalay Region has begun compiling a list of farmland seized unlawfully in the region. “We are collecting data on farmland disputes. It will be up to the ...

Cambodian PM touts exemption for land bequests

The Cambodian government has announced its intention to scrap a 4 per cent fee levied on the transfer of property when the transfer is being made as an inheritance. According to a letter signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and posted on his Facebook page on ...

'Room for improvement' in Cambodia's land dispute resolution process

Cambodia continues to lack an effective way to resolve land disputes, which remain a major destroyer of livelihoods for many families, according to a study released by the NGO Forum on 18 November. The study examines 26 sample villages in Battambang, Kampong Speu, Pursat and Kampong ...

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