The church: Preah Vihear Authorities Cut State Land and Merchant Land for Distribution to 546 Families in Khnor Village, Yeung Commune, Choam Ksan District This has lasted for many years. Citizens accept 2 hectares of land allocated to each family, but civil society groups urge for transparency and justice .
Mr. Sam Saroeun, Director of Preah Vihear Department of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, told the June 17 546 families that they agreed. Have received social land concession from the authorities and the government. They agreed to accept a family of two hectares. Authorities began measuring and rolling land for them from June 15 to July 15.
He said they were migrants from Oddar Meanchey, Kampong Cham, Svay Rieng, Prey Veng, Banteay Meanchey, Kratie and other provinces. They came to encroach on some of the state-owned land and part of the peace company. Later, there was a land dispute between the people and a friendly company for many years.
“From June 15 to June 17, we measured the plots to distribute to 18 people. Family and all subsequent applicants, we will continue to measure his / her lot until July 15, closing Applying for the land will also complete their land measurement. If they do not come before July 15, they will not have a chance to get it, ”he said.
He appealed to the people who had protested in Phnom Penh to be dragged by a few brokers to return to register. Acquire 2 hectares of land donated by the Preah Vihear Provincial Government to continue to be a solid blueprint in the near future .
Chhim Tim, 50, one of the 546 families who received social land concessions, said he received two hectares of land from the provincial administration. The church is located in Jiang district, Choam district. He accepted the land without further protest.
“My hometown is in Oddar Meanchey province, but my family has been in the area since 2010,” he said. Later, the peace company came to clear our land and try to clear some of the crops. Then we continued to protest and the authorities decided to roll the land back to us. Before, my land was more than 20 hectares, but the company was clearing, ”he said.
Lok Chan, Human Rights Coordinator of the Preah Vihear Association (ADHOC), said he supported a solution that the people could accept peacefully and Nonviolent. He wants the authorities to deal with the land in a transparent, fair, and fair manner, in agreement with both the authorities and the people.
“On behalf of civil society, I urge the authorities and the people affected by this land to discuss or discuss appropriate solutions Any to end any more provocations or protests. I think this land dispute has been going on for years, affecting their livelihoods, and the authorities are having a hard time Block them when they protest. So both sides are looking for a good solution.
Representatives of a friendly company could not be reached for comment yesterday regarding the land clearance for the 546 families. .
The Preah Vihear provincial administration's letter of 12 June issued this week informs 546 families to receive land applications. Social Security concessions will receive instructions on how to complete the form and the letter of reference at the Friendship Association's office within 30 days. June 15 – July 15, 2020