Koh Kong
Chi Khor Leu commune police monitor a meeting of local residents involved in a land dispute in Koh Kong province on September 30, 2019 (Supplied)

Authorities Interrupt Meeting in Search of CNRP Support, Land Disputants Say

Koh Kong villagers involved in a yearslong land dispute said Friday that authorities interrupted their meetings on three consecutive days this week, telling the disputants they were checking if the gathering was in support of exiled opposition leaders’ planned return to the country next month.

Protesters from Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district gather in front of the Land Management Ministry in Phnom Penh on August 19, 2019. (VOD)

Koh Kong Villagers Protest Court Summonses

About 100 villagers from Koh Kong province protested outside the Land Ministry headquarters in Phnom Penh on Monday after 10 of their representatives were summoned for court questioning for defamation and incitement.