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

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and