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Senator’s son-in-law rejects land grab claim

Senator’s son-in-law rejects land grab claim

The son-in-law of Senator Kok An has rejected accusations the tycoon is attempting to grab six hectares of land from a plot he sold to a South Korean development company 10 years ago.

Speaking yesterday, Rithy Samang said the 6 hectares fall outside a 50-hectare plot sold to World City Inc in 2005, while he said another section on which he is constructing a road to the nearby stadium for football team Phnom Penh Crown falls on a separate two-hectare chunk of land.

“We have the land title and we showed it to them [World City representatives], but they continued to accuse us of grabbing their land,” he said.

Samang called for a committee to be established by City Hall to resolve the dispute and welcomed the prospect of government officials measuring the land and establishing exactly what falls within the 50-hectare plot sold to World City by Kok An.

“If the committee finds that the plot is not enough to make up the 50 hectares that they bought from my company, we will provide more land to their company.

But if the committee finds that their plot is more than 50 hectares, they must give some to us,” he said.

World City had not responded to a request for comment at print time.

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