About 200 villagers from Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district who are involved in a long-running land dispute with two businessmen gathered outside the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, waiting to hear the verdict in their case—which was ultimately delayed. The villagers are representatives of 320 families in Stung Meanchey commune that have been in dispute with Ta Vorak Satha and Ta Ratha Phirum, the father-and-son owners of Beta International Ltd., since 1998, when the Phnom Penh Municipal Court awarded more than 17 hec*tares of disputed land to the firm. In the courtroom Tuesday, Neang Hay, a lawyer representing the
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