PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has ordered relevant authorities to launch a large-scale crackdown on illegal land grabs around the kingdom's largest freshwater lake — Tonle Sap — and to seize back all the encroached land.

In a recorded message to the public, the prime minister also ordered the arrest of any people or officials involved in the destruction of flooded forest around the lake for land possession.

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