kulen prum tep wildlife sanctuary
A photo of park rangers removing fence posts from around long-standing villagers' land in an alleged new land area called Chom Sob Nature Protection Area on June 14, 2022. (Provided)

Siem Reap Villagers to Testify at Court in Land Dispute

Three villagers will go to the Siem Reap Provincial Court starting Friday to answer to accusations of encroaching on a protected forest, but the three say the forest doesn’t exist — and was only listed as a protected area as part of an official scheme to grab land.