Villagers have accused a CPP commune chief in Ratanakkiri province of threatening four ethnic minority Tampoun men after they filed a complaint against him for allegedly selling off community land to a local businessman. Rocham Norng, a Tampoun villager in Bakeo district, has alleged that Soeung commune chief Romam Thaing had threatened him as well as fellow villagers Ting Kimlou, Rocham Hun and Ting Keo. “He said: ‘If I am imprisoned, at least four of them will be gone and separated from their wives,’” Mr. Norng said, recounting the al*leged threat. “Although he didn’t use the word ‘kill,’
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