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Koh Kong Villagers File Corruption Complaint Against Court

Villagers who say they were ousted from their land in Koh Kong
province after losing a land dispute filed suit against the provincial
court on Monday through the national Anti-Corruption Unit.
In their complaint, 32 families from Srey Ambel district say the court
ordered in favor of a powerful businessman in 2008 due to falsified
documents abetted by five court officials. photo AP
In their complaint, 32 families from Srey Ambel district say the
court ordered in favor of a powerful businessman in 2008 due to
falsified documents abetted by five court officials.
Huan Mony, chief of the Koh Kong court and an investigating judge, was among those named in the complaint.
“I don’t know what they are complaining about,” he told VOA Khmer
Monday. “I do not understand, because I, the judge, decided the case in
conformity only with procedure.”
He said the villagers were using the ACU to “unfairly complain.”
However, villagers who delivered the complaint to the unit on Monday
said they had been pushed from their land while the influential
business owner took over.
 “I do not understand, because I, the judge, decided the case in conformity only with procedure.”
“We’ve come here to the Anti-Corruption Unit to demand our lost
farmland,” Seng Thy, a village representative, told reporters outside
the unit offices Monday.
Families say they were then pushed from 352 hectares of land and
forced to relocate to Preah Sihanouk province just south of the
district.
A spokesman for the ACU said it had received the complaint and will now review it to see whether it warrants investigation.
The ACU, which was formed under a new anti-corruption law last year,
has already arrested several senior officials in connection with other
crimes, including the prosecutor for Pursat provincial court.
Source: VOA Khmer
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