Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Koh Kong reps pass on petition to PM

Koh Kong reps pass on petition to PM

Koh Kong reps pass on petition to PM

Successful delivery

About 70 representatives from five communities involved in land disputes in Koh Kong province yesterday submitted their petitions to Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Ministry of Land Management after being blocked in their attempt by police the day before.

The communities are asking that Hun Sen send youth volunteers to measure their land and grant them land titles to protect them against two companies, Union Development and Heng Huy, which they say are threatening them and encroaching on their land.

“Only Samdech [Hun Sen] can help us, because these youths are Samdech’s and Samdech is the person who decides to give the disputed land to the people,” said Bun Nim, 40, a local official and representative for 44 families from Koh Kong’s Botom Sakor.

Lim Leangse, deputy chief of the prime minister’s cabinet, said he had sent the petition to court for review, adding that if the court deemed it appropriate, authorities would go settle the dispute.

MOST VIEWED

  • Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

    The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”. The Supreme Court-dissolved

  • US Embassy urges reconciliation

    The US has urged Cambodia to restore the independence of the media, drop charges against Kem Sokha and other political prisoners, and end the prohibition of political activity by opposition parties. However, senior government officials see the request, issued by US embassy spokesman Arend C

  • Phnom Penh authorities ban march for Human Rights Day

    Phnom Penh authorities have banned a planned march as local NGOs and workers’ unions gear up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Monday, with a youth group leader saying they would march nonetheless. The UN

  • Government deports 235 Chinese scammers

    THE Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior on Thursday deported 235 Chinese nationals, 35 of whom were female, via the Phnom Penh International Airport for their part in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) online money extortion scam. The deportees were arrested on November 26 over the