‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

A few families in Cambodia's southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses.

Koh Kong, Cambodia – “I’m Cambodian, I’m not illegal here,” said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now belongs to China’s Union Development Group.

Construction on a port and resort city in Koh Kong, southwest Cambodia, began in 2008, and while it appears to have stalled, villagers claim that authorities have continued threatening and harassing them as they refuse to leave the leased land.

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