Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Families ask PM for help in land dispute

Families ask PM for help in land dispute

MORE than 100 families from Kaoh Tamov village in Kampong Chhnang province’s Baribour district have called for Prime Minister Hun Sen to intervene in a land dispute between the villagers and a businessman after the provincial court summoned six villagers for questioning over the row.

Village representative Yien Sitha said on Wednesday that businessman Khat Sary had secretly obtained title deeds to 82 hectares of rice fields and 68 hectares of forest that villagers claim have belonged to them since 1981.

He said that six villagers were summoned for questioning by Kampong Chhnang provincial court on Tuesday after Khat Sary filed complaints against 30 villagers, accusing them of land-grabbing and destruction of private property in relation to the dispute.

Sam Chan Kea, the provincial investigator for Adhoc, said the local rights group would “take measures to push the court to launch an investigation … to find out who are the owners of the land before taking criminal measures related to the case of destroying others’ property”.
Meanwhile, Yien Sitha said the village would stand firm in the dispute.

“We still continue to grow crops on the disputed land because we have been working on the land for a long time,” he said.
Provincial court officials could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc