(05-July-2015 / Khmer Time Kh)
TECHO APHIVAT, Kampot (Khmer Times) – For each of the 240 retired soldiers, the government built a sturdy wooden house on stilts, complete with a green metal roof.
Then, before the government could mark out one hectare farm lots for each veteran, this “Social Land Concession” went off track.
Outsiders started moving in, setting up improvised huts and grabbing farmland for themselves. It was 2013, and the government did not want land conflicts in an election year.