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.