Concessions

(Economic land concessions)

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 ...

Farmers confront minister over alleged land grab

Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing came under pressure from constituents on 23 September over allegations land had been taken from farmers and placed in his wife’s name. But the minister, who has previously been linked to large land grabs during his time as a regional military ...

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 ...

Report finds economic land concessions affected 17K families

Community representatives, civil society organisations and opposition members have urged the government for more urgent action to resolve land disputes following the release of annual data showing that all 24 provinces were affected in 2014, with hundreds of cases still unresolved. The call came at the launch ...

Koreans, Kok An face off in land dispute

A tense stand-off between staff from a South Korean development firm and representatives of tycoon and ruling party Senator Kok An took place in northern Phnom Penh on 16 September, over what the Korean company says is an attempted land grab. More than 20 Korean and ...

Economic land concessions to be taken from firms that break rules

Companies that transfer their land holdings to another firm in violation of government policy will have their concessions stripped from them, the Agriculture Ministry has said. 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 ...

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