Sixty families connected to protests of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project have been placed in 14-day quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19, leading some locals to allege officials are using health measures to force a resolution of the land dispute.
Landowners at the site of the new airport mega-project starting in Kandal province said the developer is still trying to encroach on their farmland even though they have not agreed to sell the affected land.
Soldiers opened fire on a group of villagers protesting a land dispute in Toul Prich commune, Kandal province, injuring at least one person.
Kandal police arrested 11 people in connection to a land dispute in the province, which according to a social media video, turned violent on Tuesday after villagers burned tires and the police then cracked down on the protestors.
A Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor on July 7 charged Battambang Provincial Deputy Governor Sou Arafat and an oknha, Sorng Than, with corruption for their involvement in a land dispute with 200 villagers.