About 50 ethnic Jarai families in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district have sold their farmland and part of the forests their culture depends on to the sister of former Finance Minister Keat Chhon, rights group Adhoc said Monday. Last year, the ethnic minority Jarai in the district were pushed to accept private land titles rather than obtain a community land title—which would have protected their spirit forests and prevented the land from being sold —because authorities told them that acquiring a communal title would take too long. Sal Chaing, a 25-year-old resident of Paknhai commune, said that he sold
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