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ជនជាតិខ្មែរកើតនៅលើដីខ្មែរ ត្រូវចេះខំថែជាតិឲ្យបានរុងរឿង កេរ្តិ៍ឈ្មោះជាតិ យើងបានថ្កុំថ្កើង លុះត្រាតែយើងចេះថែរក្សា។ ទោះបីខ្មែររស់នៅប្រទេសណា ចូរកុំភ្លេចថាខ្លួនកើតមកជាខ្មែរ កុំឲ្យបរទេស គេមកបង្វែរ ឲ្យខ្មែរនិងខ្មែរ បែកសាមគ្គីគ្នា ថ្វីបើគេហ៊ានចំណាយ ប្រាក់កាសចាយហូរហៀរយ៉ាងណា ចូរកុំភ្លេច កេរ្តិ៍ឈ្មោះខេមរា រុងរឿងថ្លៃថ្លា តាំងពីបុរាណ ព្រលឹងជាតិនៅគង់វង្សបានយូរ ទាល់តែយើង ស៊ូរួបរួមគ្នាគ្រប់ប្រាណ កសាងជាតិដោយក្តីក្លាហាន នោះជាតិយើងបានស្គាល់ក្តីរុងរឿង។


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Forced eviction down south [-Land-grabbing for the rich and powerful?]

A backhoe yesterday demolishes the home of a villager in Preah Sihanouk province’s Keo Phos commune, one of 21 destroyed on the order of a local prosecutor. photo supplied

06 March 2013
By Meas Sokchea
The Phnom Penh Post

Twenty-one families in Preah Sihanouk province watched helplessly yesterday as more than 100 armed officials demolished their homes, villagers and their lawyer told the Post.
“I’m speechless. What is there to say? They have ruined our lives,” Khuon Sitha, who has lived at the site, in Stung Hao district’s Keo Phos commune, since 1993, said. “This is a very cruel act.”
Under orders from provincial prosecutor Bou Bunhang, authorities moved in yesterday, evicting residents and demolishing their homes.
Last April, provincial judge Hang Sitha upheld an order for families to vacate their houses and surrender the land to tycoon Cheam Phen, who plans a development of an undisclosed nature.
But Ing Sothy, a lawyer for the villagers, said an appeal against the decision was still pending and authorities had no right to evict the families and demolish their homes until the matter was resolved.
“This is contrary to the recommendation of the Supreme Court. It is not right, because the verdict of the court of first instance has not been definitive and we have already appealed,” Sothy said.
Contacted yesterday, Bunhang hung up, then turned off his phone. Judge Sitha could not be reached for comment.
Bun Narith, a provincial coordinator for Licadho, called the demolition both unjust and illegal.
“The court should not carry out this order, because the Appeal Court hasn’t resolved the problem according to procedure. The enforcement of this order means evidence in the case has been lost.”
Phin Thin, 59, who has been living on two hectares of farmland since 1992, said he was unsure how he could move on.
“They demolished our hou-ses like this; it seems they killed our lives,” Thin said.
“I do not have anywhere to live after my house was demolished, and I am responsible for caring for my four small grandchildren.”
Thin said that with nowhere to move to, he would have to remain squatting on the land where his house had stood.


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