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Cambodia: Villagers in eastern province block Chinese company from digging canal and destroying crops on disputed land

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Author: 亚洲自由电台(美国)

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“中国公司对柬埔寨村民的挖掘工作”,2019年12月3日

柬埔寨消息人士称,柬埔寨东部的Tbong Khmum省有100多名村民…阻止中国的挖土机在有争议的土地上挖掘运河及破坏农作物,使工程暂时中断。

拥有土地所有权的中国公司Hamenivent Investment已清理了Dambe区Trapaing Pring公社居民工作的20公顷木薯和腰果农田,该公社Bos Snor村的居民告诉RFA。

一位名叫Maut Mon的居民说:“这干扰了村民的耕种,这就是为什么他们来阻止该公司收割庄稼。”

Maut Mon说:““我们希望中方签署一项协议,他们将不会来到这里继续清理,因为我们担心失去湖泊和鱼类。”

邻近的Sre Praing村的居民Hoeun Sineath告诉RFA,公社的森林于2002年被柬埔寨农林水产部(Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)注册为保护区。

“该地区是一片被水淹没的森林。它是鱼类产卵的避难所,以前有很多野生动物在那儿生活,但现在在那里生活的野生动物越来越少了。” 他补充说,中国的Hamenivent公司现在已经清理了自己的农场以及该村其他21个家庭的农场,对土地没有合法权利。

Hamenivent Investment的代表尚未作出评论…但Dambe地区州长Sok Sarith告诉RFA,这家中国公司现在拥​​有争议土地,当地村民一直在该公司的土地上耕种。

“这片土地不是公共森林或鱼塘。这是中国公司的合法财产,该公司拥有在法律范围内在该土地上工作的全部权利,”他说…

但是,村民们认为,地方当局非法合谋将大部分森林出售给Hamenivent,并已安排向这家中国公司发行土地所有权,证明所有权。

柬埔寨人权组织Adhoc的省协调员Leng Shanhan告诉RFA,在任何情况下,Hanimenvent毁坏庄稼和挖一条运河以阻止农民进入他们的田野都是违法的。

“如果我们考虑法律观点,那完全是非法的,因为这些行为破坏了人们的财产。他说,当你挖一条运河切掉一条道路时,这会破坏国家的财产。

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Author: 亚洲自由电台(美国)

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“中國公司對柬埔寨村民的挖掘工作”,2019年12月3日

柬埔寨消息人士稱,柬埔寨東部的Tbong Khmum省有100多名村民…阻止中國的挖土機在有爭議的土地上挖掘運河及破壞農作物,使工程暫時中斷。

擁有土地所有權的中國公司Hamenivent Investment已清理了Dambe區Trapaing Pring公社居民工作的20公頃木薯和腰果農田,該公社Bos Snor村的居民告訴RFA。

一位名叫Maut Mon的居民說:“這干擾了村民的耕種,這就是為什麼他們來阻止該公司收割莊稼。”

Maut Mon說:““我們希望中方簽署一項協議,他們將不會來到這裡繼續清理,因為我們擔心失去湖泊和魚類。 ”

鄰近的Sre Praing村的居民Hoeun Sineath告訴RFA,公社的森林于2002年被柬埔寨農林水產部(Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)註冊為保護區。

“該地區是一片被水淹沒的森林。它是魚類產卵的避難所,以前有很多野生動物在那兒生活,但現在在那裡生活的野生動物越來越少了。” 他補充說,中國的Hamenivent公司現在已經清理了自己的農場以及該村其他21個家庭的農場,對土地沒有合法權利。

Hamenivent Investment的代表尚未作出評論…但Dambe地區州長Sok Sarith告訴RFA,這家中國公司現在擁​​有爭議土地,當地村民一直在該公司的土地上耕種。

“這片土地不是公共森林或魚塘。這是中國公司的合法財產,該公司擁有在法律範圍內在該土地上工作的全部權利,”他說…

但是,村民們認為,地方當局非法合謀將大部分森林出售給Hamenivent,並已安排向這家中國公司發行土地所有權,證明所有權。

柬埔寨人權組織Adhoc的省協調員Leng Shanhan告訴RFA,在任何情況下,Hanimenvent毀壞莊稼和挖一條運河以阻止農民進入他們的田野都是違法的。

“如果我們考慮法律觀點,那完全是非法的,因為這些行為破壞了人們的財產。他說,當你挖一條運河切掉一條道路時,這會破壞國家的財產。

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9 December 2019

Cambodia: Villagers in eastern province block Chinese company from digging canal and destroying crops on disputed land

Author: Radio Free Asia (US)

“Cambodian Villagers Block Digging Work by Chinese Company”, 3 December 2019

More than 100 villagers in eastern Cambodia’s Tbong Khmum province… blocked Chinese earthmovers digging a canal and destroying crops on disputed land, temporarily halting the work, local sources said.

Hamenivent Investment, a Chinese company that claims ownership of the land, had already cleared over 20 hectares of cassava and cashew farmland worked by residents of Dambe district’s Trapaing Pring commune, a resident of the commune’s Bos Snor village told RFA’s Khmer Service.

“This has interfered with villagers’ farming, and that’s why they have come to stop this company from clearing their crops,” the resident named Maut Mon said…

“”We want to the Chinese side to sign an agreement that they won’t come in here to continue clearing, as we are concerned for the loss of the lake and the fish in the shelter,” Maut Mon said.

Also speaking to RFA, Hoeun Sineath—a resident of neighboring Sre Praing village—said that the commune’s forest was registered for protection as a conservation area in 2002 by Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

“The area is a flooded forest. It is a shelter for fish to lay eggs, and many wild animals used to live there, but there are many fewer there now,” he said, adding that China’s Hamenivent company, which has now cleared his farm and the farms of 21 other families in the village, has no legal right to the land.

Representatives of Hamenivent Investment were unavailable for comment… but Dambe district governor Sok Sarith told RFA that the Chinese company now owns the disputed land, and that local villagers have been farming on company property.

“This land is not a communal forest or a fish shelter. It is the legal property of the Chinese company, and that company has the full right to work on that land within the limits of the law,” he said…

However, villagers believe that local authorities had illegally conspired to sell a large part of the forest to Hamenivent and had arranged for the Chinese company to be issued with a land title proving ownership, village sources said.

Speaking to RFA, Leng Senghan—provincial coordinator for the Cambodian rights group Adhoc—said that Hamenivent’s destruction of crops and digging a canal to block famers’ access to their fields was in any case against the law.

“If we consider the view of the law, this was totally illegal, because these were actions that destroyed people’s property. And when you dig a canal to cut off a road, this destroys the property of the state,” he said…

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