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Farmers protest more land grabs

More farmers are protesting outside the National Assembly, claiming that

local authorities are stealing their land.

Four letters dated May 27 have

been sent from representatives from four provinces to Senate Human Rights

Committee Kem Sokha. The letters allege that 107 families in Kandal, 200

families in Kampot, 11 families in Kampong Cham, and 12 families in Koh Kong

have had their land seized by commune and police officials, according to Sam

Rainsy Party spokesman Timothy Wood. The SRP has been discussing the problem

with the protesters and helping convey their concerns to government officials

and King Sihanouk. Sihanouk ordered May 26 that rice and money be given to the

protesters, Wood said.



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