Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area in Prey Nop district’s Ream commune when joint forces, including environment officials and military police officers, were removing illegally built homes in the protected area. …

Ben Sokhean