Villagers involved in a land dispute in Battambang province on Monday temporarily detained six men working for an agribusiness firm who were preparing the disputed land to be cleared, residents and police said. The six workers were using mine detectors to check for unexploded ordnance in the area when more than 100 residents of Thma Puok districtís Banteay Chhmar commune surrounded them, briefly detained them and confiscated their equipment, according to community representative Pen Sophon. Mr. Sophon said the villagers have been involved in a land dispute with the Leang Bou company since 2008, when it was granted
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