In the morning of August 31, 2016, around 10 people representing of 17 families, who live in a Preak Tasek village, Khan Chroy Changvar, submitted the petition the German Embassy, European Union, and Ministry of land management urban planning and construction seeking for the intervention. They wishes the embassy, EU and the ministry of land management to provide them the land title and that OCIC Company should stop violating them.
The petitions were accepted by the representative of Germany and European Union and that they did not promise anything. Unfortunately, the ministry of land management did not accept the petition and asked the community to submit it to the municipality of Phnom Penh.
Representative of villagers, Mr. Pual Amrith Titya disappointed that the ministry refused to handle this case and pushed it into the city hall. “We almost can’t accept, ours case will be returned to the city hall, because the city hall doesn’t provide any appropriate solution for citizen”. He added.
The government granted the economic land concession to OCIC for development in 2010. In 2011 the company commenced to bulldoze without giving any notices nor provide the appropriate solutions. The development project affected 38,470 square meters of land and 5,174 households.