A group of 272 farmers from Poipet who had protested the alleged seizure of their
land by authorities seeking to build a casino returned to Poipet after nine fruitless
months of protests to get their land back. Their return to Poipet was funded with
a donation of $20 per family from King Norodom Sihanouk and $4,000 from the US Embassy
in Phnom Penh.