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The Environment Ministry station in Kratie province’s Srae Chis commune after it was set on fire by hundreds of farmers on August 5, 2023. (Supplied)

Burning of Environment Ministry Station Caps Off Years-Long Feud

Srae Chis commune, Kratie province — The scorched remains of an Environment Ministry station still lay strewn about after more than 300 farmers stormed and burned it down two weeks ago. Even the outhouse was reduced to rubble in the culmination of a multi-year conflict between local communities and ministry officials.