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Apsara Authority puts up signs to foil land grabs

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The Apsara Authority will used boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land. KT/ Mai Vireak

The Apsara Authority has been installing boards informing the public on the prohibition against buying and selling land in Siem Reap province’s Angkor area, following recent Facebook posts of land sales in the world heritage protected site.

Apsara Authority spokesman Long Kosal aid the authority has recently come across announcements of unsanctioned sale of land in Zone 1 and Zone 2 of Angkor.

“Residents, please do not believe the rumours created by people that some land in the Angkor area can be used for construction,” he said.

Mr Kosal said to foil any illegal activity, the Apsara Authority installed about ten information boards on the prohibition in the city, including in Nokor Thom, Kok Chork, Teuk Vil and Sra Nge communes and also planned to install more in places where land sale activities have increased.

“We request residents to participate in preventing and preserving our ancestral heritage,” he said. “What we are doing is for the common interest of the nation, not for any private interest of the Apsara Authority. We also call on those trying to buy or sell land to stop their illegal activities immediately.”

Full story in Monday’s paper

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