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Villagers in Kompong Speu province claim they were harassed by authorities there after holding a protest in front of ANZ Royal Bank’s head office in Phnom Penh last week to demand that the lender help them because it had financed a sugar plantation they accuse of stealing their land.

August 21, 2014

CPP Senator Ly Yong Phat on Monday denied long-running claims, reportedly repeated by a local NGO last week, that he has any interest in sugarcane plantations in Koh Kong and Oddar Meanchey provinces, which are accused of stealing land from local farms and other rights abuses.

August 20, 2014

The number of people charged in land disputes across the country so far this year has already surpassed the number of charges in all of 2013 in what rights group Adhoc on Tuesday called an “alarming” increase in legal action against those wrapped up in land-related disputes.

August 20, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday blamed his underlings for an ongoing land dispute in Kratie province that heated up earlier this year after local officials invalidated land titles issued as part of the prime minister’s titling program.

August 19, 2014

Authorities in Preah Vihear province on Friday broke up six camps they say were being used to illegally mine for gold on land the government has granted to a Chinese company.

August 18, 2014

About 100 villagers who lost land to a sugarcane plantation, which was until recently financed by ANZ Royal Bank, traveled to Phnom Penh to protest in front of the bank’s headquarters Thursday, but failed to convince the bank to help them.

August 15, 2014

The U.N.’s human rights representative in Cambodia visited ethnic Bunong villagers in Mondolkiri province this week, days after local authorities prevented hundreds of them from marching to mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.

August 13, 2014

The Asian Development Bank this week announced a $118 million aid package for Cambodia to pave more than 700 km of road around the country to help spur the economy and make it easier for rural communities to access services.

August 13, 2014

A Vietnamese rubber plantation in Ratanakkiri province repeatedly accused of encroaching on the land of local residents agreed to stop demarcating more land Monday after being confronted by a group of villagers who accused the firm of breaching a deal the two sides reached earlier this year.

August 12, 2014

Phnom Penh families who face losing a part of their land to a railway rehabilitation project being funded primarily by the Asian Development Bank protested in front of the bank’s country headquarters Monday over what they say has been a lack of transparency about their fate.

August 12, 2014
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