Trapped In A Pagoda…
Some 50 villagers from Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Svay Rieng and Pailin, entangled in a land issue an who are staying at Wat Chas, were prevented from crossing the gate of the pagoda by an important and rather disproportionate force of combined riot police and municipal security guards when they wanted to march to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house.
Four members of the Boeung Kak lake community who showed up in support of the villagers were promptly arrested and evacuated to the police station.
Two villagers who felt unwell were carried away by LICADHO for medical treatment.
Mr Khleang Hout, governor of Chroy Changvar, came to hear the complaints of the villagers. How the governor of Chroy Changva can resolve land disputes in far-off provinces will probably remain a mystery.