[QODLink]
Asia-pacific

Land sacrificed for Cambodia developers

An estimated half a million people have been affected by land grabbing in Cambodia amid confusion over ownership.

Last updated: 12 Aug 2014 11:21
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Cambodia's opposition politicians have finally taken their seats in parliament, more than a year after disputed elections.
 
Activists hope the end of the political deadlock will also bring about an end to the worsening crisis of "land grabbing".

More than half a million people have been affected by the practice in recent years, with hundreds of thousands of homes sacrificed for a developer's dream.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Phnom Penh.

72

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
As Western stars re-release 1980s charity hit, many Africans say it's a demeaning relic that can do more harm than good.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Featured
Pro-Russia leaders' election in Ukraine's east shows bloody conflict is far from a peaceful resolution.
Critics challenge Canberra's move to refuse visas for West Africans in Ebola-besieged countries.
A key issue for Hispanics is the estimated 11.3 million immigrants in the US without papers who face deportation.
In 1970, only two mosques existed in the country, but now more than 200 offer sanctuary to Japan's Muslims.
Hundreds of the country's reporters eke out a living by finding news - then burying it for a price.