About 100 villagers in Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district on Saturday turned out in protest for the second time this week to prevent a bulldozer that belongs to well-known businessman Try Pheap from clearing their land next to his rubber plantation, local officials and residents said. One of the villagers, 52-year-old Seak Sokha, said that the district governor spoke to the affected families and told them that authorities were clearing the area to demarcate a 1,000-hecatare social land concession for 200 ethnic Kuoy minority villagers and that they planned to build a new village to relocate the people who lose
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