Svay Rieng provincial authorities place canal land dispute protestors in COVID-19 quarantine

Villagers protesting on August 2 on farmland within the disputed boundary of a Svay Rieng canal restoration project. This week, 60 families connected to the protest were placed in quarantine after two villagers tested positive for COVID-19. Supplied photo.

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.

Land dispute at mega-airport project leads to protest, scuffle at access road

A villager looks on as construction crews use excavators and bulldozers to prepare land for the massive new airport in Kandal province. Picture taken on July 29, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

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 shoot one man in land dispute in Kandal province

Villagers blocked road after soldiers shot and injured a man in a land dispute in Kandal province, June 3, 2021. Licadho

Soldiers opened fire on a group of villagers protesting a land dispute in Toul Prich commune, Kandal province, injuring at least one person.

11 Kandal villagers detained over murky land dispute

A villager rides past the disputed land in Kandal province’s Ksach Kandal district on February 16. CamboJA/Pring Samrang

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.

Deputy governor, oknha face corruption charges in land dispute

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.