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Preah Vihear residents ask Hun Sen to intervene in dispute

6/8/2012

PHNOM PENH (Cambodia Herald) – About 100 residents of Preah Vihear province gathered Monday in front of Wat Botum to seek Prime Minister Hun Sen’s intervention over a land dispute.

The residents said Preah Vihear Provincial Hall had ordered the confiscation of North and South Tro Yong villages in Kolen district.

Authorities then worked with a local military commander to evict residents while bulldozing plantations and houses, they said, adding that Hun Sen’s youth volunteers had been prevented from distributing land to about 300 families.

The office of the the prime minister accepted a petition from the Preah Vihear residents.

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