soldier based at Preah Vihear temple said he will leave his post to
contest a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision to seize his property in
the capital's Russey Keo district at the end of the month. Captain
Kouch Kheang said he sent a letter on December 24 to the prime
minister, requesting he overturn the court ruling. "If they enforce the
verdict, I will return from Preah Vihear to protect my land. It is very
unjust that the court wants to take my land," he said.