Phnom Penh — More than 100 villagers impacted by sugar plantation companies in Koh Kong province staged a protest on Monday, according to rights groups.
According to rights monitors, the protesters were approached by the deputy governor of the province, Orn Pheareak, during the demonstration at the Ministry of Land Management, who asked them to return to their homes and promised to resolve the dispute.
A statement later released by the government said the authorities would work to measure plots of land for the villagers, who have been embroiled in a long-running dispute with the Koh Kong plantation and Koh Kong sugar industry companies.
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