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About 100 villagers from Kompong Speu province protested Tuesday in front of the Phnom Penh headquarters of ANZ Royal Bank, which they blame for the loss of their farms to a pair of sugar plantations, and cursed the lender after bank officials refused to meet with them.

October 1, 2014

Two-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Hun Sen imposed a freeze on the granting of economic land concessions, Environment Minister Say Sam Al on Monday appeared to leave the door open to the government giving more companies access to the often-controversial land holdings.

September 30, 2014

A CPP commune chief in Battambang province led more than 150 villagers in a demonstration on Friday outside the local office of rights group Adhoc after a representative of the organization accused the official of corruption for allegedly selling plots of public land to local residents.

September 29, 2014

Officials and villagers in Ratanakkiri province say illegal logging is once again on the rise inside the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary and completely unregulated by the Environment Ministry officials in charge of the nominally protected zone.

September 23, 2014

Local authorities in Oddar Meanchey province on Saturday confiscated more than 220 pieces of illegally logged wood found inside and nearby a warehouse owned by a local military officer, but have decided not to arrest or prosecute him.

September 22, 2014

Authorities in Battambang province on Sunday charged two Thai nationals who were arrested on Friday with more than $7 million in suspected counterfeit U.S. notes, but released a Thai military commander apprehended with them, claiming he had nothing to do with the alleged crime.

September 22, 2014

Pech Chreada District, Mondolkiri province – An ethnic Bunong community suspended its protests against the destruction of their ancestral land here on Thursday after receiving assurances from provincial authorities that the issue would be resolved following the Pchum Ben holiday.

September 19, 2014

A soldier who wounded an ethnic Bunong man with shrapnel thrown up by a shot from his assault rifle has not returned to the rubber plantation where he works as a guard and will be punished according to the law, the district governor told a group of angry locals Wednesday.

September 18, 2014

A soldier who wounded an ethnic Bunong man when he fired in his direction while guarding a rubber concession in Mondolkiri province earlier this month will not be arrested because the victim suffered only a “small injury,” police said Monday.

September 16, 2014

Officials in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district have pledged to move ahead with marking the boundaries of a 5.67-hectare plot of land this week after the 68-year-old woman who claims to be the rightful owner of the land held off efforts to demarcate it last week.

September 15, 2014
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