Cambodia should halt ‘forced evictions’ at Angkor Wat: Amnesty

Amnesty International has urged Cambodia to stop the “mass forced evictions” of 10,000 families from the Angkor Wat temple complex, as the Cambodian government relocates them to a new community to protect the ruins from squatters whose informal settlements are damaging the local environment. The government says people are moving voluntarily, but Amnesty claims villagers faced “implicit threats if they did not move” and were not properly consulted or given enough notice. The ruined Angkor Wat temples are Cambodia’s top tourist attraction.