Police in Kampong Cham province are investigating the mysterious distribution of roughly 10 leaflets outside the local Cambodia People’s Party office last Friday. The leaflets urged the provincial governor to intervene in order to save three local lakes.
The leaflets said, “Where there is domination, there is a movement. The country has laws and we stand up to get our land back.”
The leaflets asked Prime Minister Hun Sen as well as Kampong Cham Provincial Governor Hun Neng to visit the site and help preserve the Tun Soang, Chor Trea and Tras lakes in Thbong Khmum district.
The leaflets added: “Do not sell [the lakes].”
Hang Vanjohn, Kampong Cham town deputy police chief, said that the case is under investigation but they have yet to find any clues.
Hang Vanjohn confirmed that police confiscated the leaflets and are carrying out an investigation.
He claims the leaflet distribution was illegal since the perpetrators are able to file a complaint or make an open suggestion.
He further confirmed that police have yet to identify any suspects in the case.
Kun Navuth, administration director of Kampong Cham provincial hall had no knowledge about the leaflet distribution. However, he confirmed that “no company has invested in the lakes yet, and he suspects it is not a concern for citizens at this point.