Koh Kong villager in dispute with company owned by CPP senator held for ‘using violence’

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A villager representative in a dispute with a company owned by a ruling party senator yesterday said from a Koh Kong prison that he had been brought to commune police by company security guards and there had been no violence during the incident, despite his having been accused by police of “using violence on the property owner”.

Heng Sok, 48, was accused under the Land Management Law after allegedly installing boundary markers on land at the centre of a dispute between 50 families and LYP Group, owned by tycoon and Senator Ly Yong Phat. He has been in pre-trial detention since Sunday, with an NGO and his relative calling for his immediate release.

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