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Vavuniya farmers’ anguish: Sri Lankan Forest Department land grab forces out Tamil villagers
29 December 2020
Sri Lanka

The people of the village of Aasikulam, Vavuniya stressed the hardships caused by the Sri Lankan Forest Department seizing their land earlier this month, with around 50 families stating they had been affected.  

One of the villagers said, “We depend on the agriculture to maintain our livelihoods and we make our living through the means of Chena cultivation.”

The Phnom Penh Post
28 December 2020
Cambodia

The Ministry of Environment on December 28 issued a report detailing crackdowns on illegal activities in protected natural areas and biodiversity conservation corridors.

According to the report, forest rangers responded to 8,917 cases of natural resource crimes over the past 12 months, an increase of 3,442 cases, or 63 per cent, over last year’s 5,475 reported incidents.

The Phnom Penh Post
27 December 2020
Cambodia

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) released a statement on “Business and Human Rights: Corporate Accountability in Land Rights Violations”, dated December 25, to give an overview of the challenges in seeking corporate accountability regarding land rights issues.

The Phnom Penh Post
24 December 2020
Cambodia

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has placed eight men in pre-trial detention on charges of “intentional violence” in relation to a land dispute with tycoon Pheun Phalla, who holds the honorific “oknha” title, in Prey Nop district.

The Phnom Penh Post
24 December 2020
Cambodia

Five civil society organisations urged the government to take action against Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese agribusiness firm, for alleged land clearing activities on areas allocated to indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province’s Andong Meas district.

The Phnom Penh Post
23 December 2020
Cambodia

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration and the O’Oknha Heng commune authority are investigating a land dispute involving 500 families living in O’Oknha Heng and O’Ta Sek villages that recently erupted into violence. In their initial conclusion, the authorities said the villagers are not squatters as alleged.

Court Convicts Kampong Chhnang Journalist for Reporting on Land Dispute
23 December 2020
Cambodia


Main photo: Sok Oudom, pictured at a construction site, is the owner of Rithysen radio station and a local citizen journalist in Kampong Chhnang province, Cambodia. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Being realistic about coal mine rehabilitation in Indonesia: An ecological perspective
23 December 2020
Indonesia
  • Once covered in vast tropical forests, East Kalimantan, in the Indonesian half of Borneo Island, is today the most intensively mined province in Indonesia.
  • Surface mining for coal has left behind vast expanses of barren land across the province.
South Korea’s finance of ‘green’ palm oil drives destruction in Indonesia
23 December 2020
Republic of Korea
Indonesia

Main photo: young oil palms await planting on land deforested by South Korea’s Korindo in the Indonesian province of Papua (Image: Mighty Earth)

Pakistan: ETPB “sides” with land grabbers who encroached houses of Sikhs
23 December 2020
Pakistan

True to its reputation, Pakistan’s Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) is once again trying to forcibly occupy a prime land which has been given on lease to Teerath Singh, a Sikh resident of Nankana Sahib.    

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