Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court questioned four Lor Peang villagers over attempted murder accusation

Villagers from the Lor Peang community submit a petition at Ministry of Interior to approve Boeng Pur lake as a protected site. The ministry rejected their petition and referred them to the Ministry of Environment. Photo taken on September 10, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Court on Wednesday questioned four land activists over a complaint of attempted murder and intentional damage after the group allegedly used knives to damage fishing nets in Kampong Tralach district’s Taches commune when the plaintiff went fishing in a part of the lake they considered to be a protected site. The activists maintain part of the lake, Boeng Pur, is a protected site, though local authorities disagree.