Cambodia: Govt. returns land to 137 families who have long been involved in land conflicts with a private company

Author: Sotheary Pech, Khmer Times, Published on: 14 November 2017

"Families win land dispute", 14 November 2017

More than 100 families in Takeo province have been given back their land after a dispute with the Sun Hour company and an individual landholder.

The 137 families were told officially…that 915 hectares in Tram Kak district’s Trapaing Kranhoung commune would be restored to them.

The government decided also to give an 80 by 200 metre block of land to Sre Choeung Reas primary school and another 32 hectares in the area to the individual Toch Panha…

...Government leaders decided to put an end to the issue by giving the land to the people to occupy again and manage legally without fear.

Un Lin, a citizen representative from Takeo province, said residents received the rights to occupy the land from Kampot province's Chum Kiri district authority in 1999...

"We had been living on and using the land for more than 10 years, but were violated by having our land taken," Mr Lin said...

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