Ang Snuol families forced to accept compensation in Defense Ministry land dispute

A villager points to a disputed land site in Kandal Province’s Ang Snuol district the day after soldiers shot and injured one villager trying to prevent armed forces from closing off the road. Picture taken June 4, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

More families affected locked in land disputes with the Ministry of Defense in Kandal province’s Ang Snuol district have been forced to accept what they maintain is inadequate compensation for their land, saying that authorities have threatened that they will get nothing if they keep refusing.

Three provinces miss vaccination targets due to late vaccine supplies

A woman receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Phnom Penh. Picture taken on April 1, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Kampong Chhnang, Tbong Khmum and Pursat provinces are the only provinces not to have reached their vaccination targets due to late supplies, according to a voice message from Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday night. By contrast, the remote northeastern province of Ratanakiri has reportedly vaccinated 130,000 people — 10,000 more than their target population.

Families affected by land dispute with Defense Ministry still wait for compensation

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

Hundreds of families affected by a land dispute with the Ministry of Defense in Kandal province, are still waiting for compensation and a resolution six weeks after violence broke out.