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Koh Kong community rep’s bail request denied

Koh Kong community rep’s bail request denied

More than 100 demonstrators continued to stage an anti-eviction protest in front of Koh Kong province’s city hall after a jailed community leader was denied bail yesterday.

Kiri Sakor representative Phorn Nol was detained on October 27 and charged with theft of materials belonging to the Koh Kong Special Economic Zone (SEZ), owned by CPP senator and tycoon Ly Yong Phat.

Hundreds of families have been in dispute with the SEZ over land ownership in Kiri Sakor district.

The protesters have been told that Nol may later be released on bail, but they continue to await the news, according to Nol’s lawyer Long Lon.

“We have been protesting here for more than eight days, and we will struggle until he’s granted bail,” said villager Roeun Rom. Police cracked down on the protesters on Monday, leaving at least one 60-year-old woman injured.

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