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Khun Sear disputant tells court land is his

A man embroiled in a long-running land dispute with Khun Sear Import Export Company was questioned yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Ly Srea Kheng, whose family claims to have had snakes thrown into their home and their pets poisoned by employees of Khun Sear, reiterated yesterday his claim to the land.

“The company claimed our land overlapped onto their land that they bought from the commune and CPP headquarters, but our land is just next to theirs. I won’t leave … and I don’t put any price on it, because it’s my land,” he said.

Following the trial, Srea Kheng’s daughter, Ly Seavminh, claimed the company had ordered the family to vacate the land and pay $50,000 for illegally occupying it.

“Why do we have to give the company this big sum of money when we have lived here for more than 30 years? We are the owners of this house and land,” she said.

Nan Ony, a legal officer with the Housing Rights Task Force, said Srea Kheng’s lawyer would return to the court with documents proving the family’s ownership of the land.

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kamakarkhmer's picture

The family had lived there for over 30 years. The land & house are theirs, and they have full rights to live there.
I hope the family has the deed/title and so on or they will not win the court battle. However, This company has no rights to take the land from this family. Oh I forgot, The corruption of the local officials who care deeply about their pockets.

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