Cambodia suspends land grants
Cambodia's government has suspended the granting of land to domestic and foreign companies in a bid to curb forced evictions and illegal logging.
The authorities have faced mounting criticism from rights groups and the United Nations over forced evictions that have sparked protests around the country.
The recent police killing of well-known environmental activist Chut Wutty has added to the controversy.
Prime Minister Hun Sen says the government will take back land from any firms that breach their lease by grabbing villagers' property and illegal logging.
The move comes as UN special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia Surya Subedi is in the country to examine the impact of land concessions on local communities.