More Than 50 Evicted Families in Phnom Penh Still Seeking Resettlement

More than 50 families who were evicted from their homes near Phnom Penh’s Sovanna Shopping Center have asked for land on which to resettle after they said City Hall did not offer them fair compensation.

Sambath Phalla, a 48-year-old resident of the Banteay Sleok community, said authorities required 138 families to remove their houses in Boeng Keng Kang district’s Tumnop Toek commune on Saturday and Sunday because the dwellings were blocking a public road.

Phalla said that 87 families were granted land in Kandal province, but the grandmother and her five adult children and about 50 other families did not receive land or compensation after their eviction from an area in which some lived for decades.

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