Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Negotiations over decade-old land dispute in the works

Negotiations over decade-old land dispute in the works

Negotiations over decade-old land dispute in the works

Authorities say they are close to resolving a land dispute between a rubber company and villagers in Anlong Veng commune after Oddar Meanchey Provincial Governor Sar Thavy on Monday ordered stakeholders to accelerate talks.

Vong Pheak, Anlong Veng commune chief, said that after spending three hours meeting with stakeholders, Tomring Rubber Co Ltd has agreed to carve out land for families with verifiable claims to the property.

“I’m really happy, and hope that the land dispute lasting for 10 years already will be solved peacefully,” Pheak said.

Horchin Virakyuth, Anlong Veng district governor, said officials are verifying how many families are making land claims.

Duong Sina, a one-star general and the country director of the rubber company, raised suspicions that some families may be making illegitimate claims to the land.

“If the people have documents proving that they permanently live and have land there and are recognised by the government authorities, the company will cut the land for them immediately without any objection at all,” Sina said.

Adhoc coordinator Srey Naren said he is monitoring the situation.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of