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Tumpuon man seeks injury compensation

Tumpuon man seeks injury compensation

A man from the Tumpuon ethnic minority is seeking compensation for injuries sustained in connection with a land dispute two years ago. In June 2009,  DM Group ordered guards with electric batons and guns to drive 10 villagers off a plot of disputed land in Ratanakkiri province. Soeurng Yarat, 50, was shot and had his leg amputated. He said he is seeking 3.3 hectares of land from the company as compensation. Say Chomroeurn, a company representative, said the man had already received US$1,000 for his injuries.