Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Army clarifies

Army clarifies

Army clarifies

The Editor,

I read with interest your front page article "Army land deals cut across budget",

Volume 5, Number 11 of May 31-June 13, 1996. The last two paragraphs ended: "Leng

said there were bigger problems of provincial authorities selling land titles to

soldiers who occupied the land along Route 4. Some block of land had been sold three

times. General staff do not know much land has been lost. 'It is the problem of provincial

governors giving illegal titles,' he said."

That was inconsistent with what I wanted to say. This was because of misunderstanding,

sometimes I did not even understand what [the reporter] was asking about as he was

speaking very fast. Or this was because he shortened the context making it to have

different meaning.

Therefore I request the publisher to make the correction as follows: "Leng went

on to say that it was very difficult in making population census - new and old -

to reserve land (for resettlement) because local authorities refuse to cooperate.

So far, the office of military development of the G5 has no clear idea how many hectares

of land must be reserved, only the local authorites can solve this matter."

This is what I wanted to say. Please, make the correction as requested.
- Chheng Leng,, Deputy Director of Military Development office.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all