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Omlaing villagers set to attend court

Omlaing villagers set to attend court

About 100 residents of Kampong Speu’s Omlaing commune will accompany five fellow villagers to the provincial court today after  receiving summonses last week.

The villagers, from Omlaing village, have been involved in a long-standing land dispute with Cambodia People’s Party senator Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar company, which received 9,000 hectares in the area in February 2010 as part of an economic land concession.

Chheng Sophos, senior investigator for the rights group Licadho, called on the government to take a more serious look at the case, claiming the company was using the court as a tool to harass villagers.

To contact the reporter on this story: May Titthara at [email protected]


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