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Land Ministry urged to resolve land disputes

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People protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management yesterday. Hong Menea

Land Ministry urged to resolve land disputes

Around 150 people in Koh Kong province and Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management on Tuesday for help resolve their land disputes.

Approximately 100 people representing over 200 families from Prek Ksech and Koh Sdech communes in Koh Kong are locked in disputes with Union Development Group, which, they claim, has been preventing villagers from farming land both parties lay claim to.

Meanwhile, about 50 people and monks from Prek Pnov district protested the sale of land by the late Ros Sarin, ex-chief of the monk committee, who counterfeited land documents and sold plots they say belonged to the local pagoda.

The ministry’s Heng Ran, chief of a team responsible for resolving disputes, met with both groups and asked them to remain calm as it works to resolve the disputes.

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