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9 Jarai Families’ Land Cleared, Destroying Crops and Wild Vegetables

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About 9 indigenous Jarai families in Tang Chi village, Nhang commune, Andong Meas district, Ratanakkiri province, lost their farmland after some people posing as the manager of 7 Makara Phari Company brought in excavators and tractors to clear and destroy community plantations where the 9 families had been practicing for years.

The nine families demanded that the authorities intervene and do the study to remedy their concerns on June 1, 2022.

On May 8, 2022, land was cleared without notice after community members alleged they had harmed several hectares of crops. Furthermore, the clearing obliterated places where the community had previously found non-timber forest products.