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Rep fears for safety

Rep fears for safety

A representative of villagers embroiled in a land dispute in Preah Vihear province said about 200 members of her community accompanied her to a commune police office that she was summoned to yesterday, fearing for her safety. Meas Ren, a representative of villagers from Kulen district’s Srayong commune who have accused the Siladamich rubber company  of clearing their community forest, said she was summoned after a protest last week. District authorities said Siladamich received a 9,000-hectare economic land concession from the government in 2009, 454 hectares of which Meas Ren said enroached onto the land of 124 families.

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