A small group of residents at the Boeung Kak lake development in Phnom Penh submitted a petition to major donor embassies on Wednesday, pleading for further intervention in their ongoing dispute with a developer.
Thirty-four families from two villages in the lakeside area say they have not received land titles as expected under a deal ordered last month by Prime Minister Hun Sen with the developer Shukaku, Inc.
The families said they sent a their petition to the embassies of Australia, the EU, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US, in hopes of getting plots on 12 hectares of the 133-hectare development.
More than 20 families have said they have not received titles, even though the ruling-party senator who heads the development company has received land.
Tep Vanny, a representative of the residents, said the petition was aimed at drawing international intervention into the 34 cases.Of the seven embassies, the US and French missions confirmed receipt of the petition.