PP Post: Boeung Kak villagers claim delaying tactics

Representatives of villagers from the Boeung Kak lakeside claimed yesterday that Phnom Penh Municipal authorities were delaying negotiations over a proposal for on-site resettlement as part of a strategy to evict villagers. Boeung Kak residents have been in talks with municipal authorities since an original proposal requesting that 15 hectares of the 133-hectare project be set aside for on-site relocation housing was rejected by municipal governor Kep Chuktema in April. Tep Vanny, a representative of Boeung Kak villagers, said yesterday that one family had received two eviction notices on Wednesday, signed by a member of the Boeung Kak Development Committee, stating that “legal action will be taken” if they do not meet a seven-day eviction deadline.

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