After nearly 25 years of land conflict, Sihanoukville families remain hopeful for solution

Hang Chinda, 55 years old and a representative of the 24 remaining families in the dispute, shows a picture of her mother, who was handcuffed to a bed while imprisoned in 2002 after an arrest related to the land conflict. Photo taken October 26, 2021. CamboJA/ Sorn Sarath

“When more Chinese came to Sihanoukville, the price of property was going up. We faced more challenges, and when we protested, we were arrested and jailed,” she said.