Evicted Kratie Families Petition Hun Sen for Help

Fifteen villagers representing 18 families from Kratie province involved in an ongoing dispute with the Sovan Vuthy Rubber Company yesterday submitted a petition to the Ministry of Land Management calling for intervention after the company allegedly cleared their farmland. … The families say they have lived on the land since 2007 and the company only laid claim to it since in 2008. All 18 families say they were evicted from their homes last month and their fields were bulldozed by company owners.