Land Management Ministry Dismisses Demands of Protesters

After an estimated 400 protesters blocked the road outside the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh, ministry officials have claimed there is no legal basis to the protesters’ grievances.

United by land disputes, some 400 Cambodians hailing from at least three provinces travelled to Phnom Penh on Sept. 21, blocking the road outside the Ministry of Land Management in protest over the government’s handling of their situations.

Representing almost 2,000 families from Koh Kong, Svay Rieng and Tbong Khmum provinces, the protesters planned a march to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house, but were blocked by authorities.

Seeking solutions to a range of land disputes—many of which had dragged on for years—the protesters camped outside the Land Management Ministry, hoping to deliver their petitions to seek government intervention.

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