The small community know as Group 78 located in the riverside area of Phnom Penh have live on their land since 1983. Over the past 3 years they have seen their neighbouring communities vanish in the face of forced and violent evictions.
In May 2006 over 1300 families from the neighbouring Sambok Chap village and in January 2009 over 400 families in the neighbouring Dey Krahorm village.
Group 78 was told to move by Friday April 17, 2009 and they fear the worst will come with the authorities threatening to bring 200 police to evict them. However for now the villagers are staying to ensure they are fairly compensated for the prime land they own.