Authorities Steer Clear of Prosecuting Senator, Generals in Mondulkiri Land Grab

A Cambodian People’s Party Senator, military generals, local officials, and commune chiefs have gotten off with only a rap on the knuckles after being involved in an attempted land grab in the northeastern province of Mondulkiri.

Since July, Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has been overseeing an ad-hoc executive body to investigate rampant land grabs in the province, which he said could implicate “high-ranking officials.”

The investigation showed that around 10 public officials, including a sitting senator, a police general, two military generals, two district governors, a provincial government administrator, and three commune chiefs were investigated, according to the minutes of the committee on August 31 and signed by Sar Kheng.

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