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Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communitiesi
Say Mony
March 26, 2015 3:12 PM
Indigenous communities in Cambodia's Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life, making many fear that their identity will soon be lost. Local authorities, though, have denied this is the case. VOA's Say Mony went to investigate and filed this report, narrated by Colin Lovett.

Video Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communities

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