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.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kingdom's Covid cluster cases jump to 194

    The Ministry of Health on February 25 confirmed 65 new cases of Covid-19, with 58 linked to the February 20 community transmission. The latest cluster cases include nine Vietnamese nationals, five Cambodians, one each from Korea, Singapore and Japan, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total number

  • Locations shut, dozens more Covid-19 positive

    The Ministry of Health has closed 23 locations in connection with the February 20 community transmission of Covid-19 and summoned for testing anyone who had direct contact with affected people and places. The number of discovered related infections has risen to 76, including 39 women. In a press release,

  • Cambodia's Covid cluster cases rise to 137

    The Ministry of Health on February 24 recorded 40 more cases of Covid-19, with 38 linked to the February 20 community transmission. Of the 40, two are imported cases involving Chinese passengers. The 38 include two Vietnamese nationals and one Cambodian, with the rest being Chinese. This brings the total cases

  • Covid cluster raises alarm, health bodies urge vigilance

    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia have expressed great concern over the February 20 cluster transmission of Covid-19 in the community. Both entities appealed for vigilance and cooperation in curbing further spread of the virus. Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said

  • PM confirms third Covid-19 community transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 20 announced the Kingdom's third outbreak of Covid-19 community transmission after 32 people tested positive in just over 10 hours. Addressing the public from his residence after an emergency meeting, Hun Sen said: "I dub it February 20 Community Event, in which 32 cases

  • Cambodia to make auto-rickshaws

    Locally-assembled electric auto-rickshaws could hit the Cambodian market as soon as early in May after the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave the greenlight to an investment project at the weekend. According to a CDC press release, it will issue a final registration