Land-Grabbing in Cambodia

Thanks to Paul for sending this article about land-grabbing in Cambodia. The abhorrent practice of businesses (backed by the government) swindling the poor out of their land continues and will likely not abate anytime soon as Cambodia continues its slow climb towards “prosperity”. I saw a glimpse of this when I was in Cambodia in the summer of 2007, though I was not on the team of students working specifically on housing issues. We saw a displaced community living in tents near the river in Phnom Penh and it was quite sad. A lot of work to be done in that country…

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