More than 100 families living near Phnom Penh International Airport say they fear being evicted from their homes if City Hall goes forward with plans to create a new park. Residents claim Phnom Penh Deputy Governor Mann Chhoeun accused them of living there illegally. "We have lived here since 1980, and we have old land titles recognised by the commune chief in 1991," said resident Teng Sa Khorn. Hem Darith, Dangkor district's deputy governor, said Wednesday that the residents' land titles are meaningless if they come from the commune. "We have never provided them [with official] land titles," Hem Darith said. Mann Chhoeun could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.
Land dispute: Residents fear eviction
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