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Ratanakkiri villagers challenge land claim

Ratanakkiri villagers challenge land claim

Sixty Jarai villagers in Ratanakkiri province voiced concerns over a Vietnamese company allegedly encroaching on their farmland in Bakeo district at a public forum held by rights group Adhoc yesterday. Villagers asked local authorities to help them remove two bulldozers placed on their property in Soeung commune by Vietnamese-owned Kausu Eah’leo BM Joint Stock Co, Ltd, according to Pen Bonnar, Adhoc provincial coordinator. Jarai villager Chan Bora, 27, said two bulldozers arrived at the plantation on March 15, but the company’s workers told him they were waiting for orders from the company to clear the land. Soeung commune chief Romam Thaing provided a map showing the company’s 10,000 hectares land concession in Lumphat district. However, in January the company marked land in Bakeo district as part of its concession.

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