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Land Dispute Cases on the Rise


The vice chairman of the commission of Protection of Human Rights and Reception of Complaints of the National Assembly on Monday says he is disappointed that many land dispute cases are not resolved based on justice and laws because of corruption.

Commission vice chairman Cheam Channy of the Sam Rainsy opposition party says land disputes cases between the rich and the poor are on the rise because the commission could not be solved properly due to corruption and nepotism.

The commission of Protection of Human Rights and Reception of Complaints says in its 2006 report that it received 344 complaints on land disputes around the country compared to 259 cases in 2005.

Human rights Ad Hoc's director, Thun Saray says that the solution to land dispute complaints is stalled.

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned last week that land encroachers would dare to lead a coup d'Etat in the future, and they have power in the government.

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