The aim of Heng Sreang’s paper is to explore the recent phenomenon of land grab in Cambodia. It seeks to answer two main questions:
1) How was the land grabbed? What makes it possible for the land to be grabbed?
2) How do people resist against the violations? This part will also examine the consequences of their resistance.
This paper is based on data collected from fieldwork interviews with people in different affected communities since 2009. It also bases on documentary data, and personal observations, discussions and exchanges with different scholars and researchers in a number of workshops and conferences on land issues in Cambodia since 2005.