Cambodia: Court drops land developer's charges & $400,000 claim against villagers involved in long-running land dispute
Author: Phak Seangly, The Phnom Penh Post, Published on: 3 December 2017
"Court drops dispute against 7 villagers", 30 November 2017
The Pursat Provincial Court...decided to drop charges against seven villagers accused in 2011 of destroying private property in a long-running land dispute with the prominent developer Pheapimex Group.
"The court dropped the charges of destroying company's property, and the $400,000 compensation that the company demanded was also declined...."
...The complaint was filed after locals stopped Pheapimex bulldozers from clearing land they maintained was theirs. The company was granted a 315,028-hectare concession in Pursat and Kampong Chhnang provinces.
One of the accused, Lach Saran, 41, said he was happy about the result "because I do not have money and time to travel to the court for the case anymore".
Related companies: Pheapimex group