Civil society groups held a workshop in Phnom Penh on Thursday in which government officials and lawmakers were invited to discuss post-election land grabs and land-based conflict, although the ruling CPP failed to turn up to the event. Though incidents of land-grabbing appeared to decrease ahead of July’s national election, there were widespread reports of fresh land grabs within a few days of the CPP’s self-declared victory, said Vann Sophath, coordinating officer for the Cambodian Center for Human Rights’ (CCHR) land reform program. There are currently 33 separate ongoing cases of land conflict across 17 provinces, including in Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri
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