Mondulkiri District Governor Transferred Over Illegal Land Grabbing

The first of 10 Mondulkiri public officials implicated in illegal land grabbing in the province has been transferred from his position — a warning to others, according to a government spokesperson, but for local rights monitors a sign of continuing impunity over imprisonable crimes.

An inter-ministerial working group concluded an investigation into illegal encroachment of protected forests in Mondulkiri in late August, identifying 10 governmental officials allegedly involved in stealing state land.

In a letter dated August 30, Interior Minister Sar Kheng asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to reshuffle the responsibilities of provincial governor Svay Sam Eang and remove the nine other officials — one senator plus eight local-level officials — from their positions.

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