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Fishermen accuse officials of extortion

Fishermen accuse officials of extortion

TWO fishermen from Pursat province have accused officials from the Fisheries Administration of extorting 2 million riels (about US$492) from them in a dispute last month. Monh Pha said he and his younger brother were handcuffed and detained on November 27, and forced to pay for their release. But Pen Tung, chief of the province’s Bakan district, said the allegations were false and the fishermen were arrested for “illegal fishing by using batteries and electricity”. The Fisheries Administration could not be reached for comment.

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