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Cambodian Government Reaction to Land Concession

The Cambodian government reacted to the UN envoy, Peter Leuprecht, on land conflict between Mondul Kiri Province villagers and a Chinese company.

According to a high government official who said today, on condition of anonymity, that this issue will not be resolved until Hun Sen returns from his trip to China.

Many government officials at the Cabinet told VOA that they can not make any comments since some of them are abroad (China), others are at meetings and some turned off their telephones.

According to Kem Sokha, President of the Center of Human Rights of Cambodia, the villagers in Mondul Kiri will conduct a demonstration tomorrow against the Wuzhishan L.S. Group, which received an initial 10,000 hectares of state land from the government for a pine tree plantation in 2004.