On 12 March 2013,
with a ritual ceremony the villagers of Kong Yu, Pate commune, O’ Yadav
district of Ratanakiri set up a banner as mean to push the court to solve the
problem of land dispute involving in Mrs. Keat Kolny, sister of HE Keat Chhun.
Villagers filed a complaint at Ratanakiri court several years ago.
The banner read: Why there is no justice for Kong
Yu community? The Court should resolve the complaints filed by our community as
soon and fair as possible. Our community has complained to the court since
January 23, 2007. It has been 2240 day now. In
2004, 450 hectares of Kong Yu community’s land was
grabbed by a business person for rubber plantation using purchase-sale
contracts without real consent from the community, while the community has
agreed to only about 50 hectares of the community’s land
for building residence for the disabled soldiers of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Now, the rubber produces resin, but the dispute of land of the community has
not been resolved.
Land is the life of Charai indigenous!
The community also prays for their ancestors to
curse anyone who is going destroy their banner, because they already had such
experience in the past when their banner was destroyed in the next morning.
note that so far there has been no judge who can confirms to deal with the