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Police Burned Down One House in Kompong Speu - 2004-10-27

At least one house was burned down in a remote village in Kompong Speu Monday when local authority attempted to chase away settlers.

The Human Rights group Adhoc representative in Kompong Speu confirmed that villagers filed a complaint against police who came to kick them out of the houses they claimed to have lived in since 1996.

VOA reporter in Cambodia could not reach the local authority for comments. Earlier this month Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said he would not tolerate officials who grab people's lands illegally