Two Groups of Cambodian Villagers Protest Over Land Disputes

Villagers embroiled in two separate land disputes in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province protested Monday, demanding solutions for their respective cases, one against a home-grown tycoon, the other against a Chinese developer.

The first, a group of 100 residents representing 197 families in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambil district held their rally in front of the offices for the Ministry of Land Management. They find themselves at odds with Okna Heng Huy, head of the Heng Huy Agriculture group.

Chhann Chhoeun, a member of one the 197 affected families, said in an interview with RFA’s Khmer Service Monday that the group assembled in front of the ministry’s office four days prior, but the ministry didn’t assign any officials to meet with the group.

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