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But according to the provisions of the new Land Registration Act12, which came into force on 13 Oct 2003, squatters may directly put in an application for ownership. The law relating to adverse possession has undergone several changes, whereby the issue at stake is not a title to the land, so much as direct ownership of the land, either by the squatter or the paper owner. In a recent case, the Court suspended the possession order against a widowed mother who had enjoyed possession of land for thirteen years. However, the Land Registration Act of 200214 clarifies that no matter how long the possession of the land, it will not bar the paper owner’s title to the registered land.