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Cambodia: Forced evictions at Borei Keila, Phnom Penh "fail to respect" business & human rights, says NGO - developer Phan Imex invited to respond, but does not
Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 25 January 2012
On 3 January more than 200 homes in the Borei Keila neighborhood of Phnom Penh were demolished with the presence and support of police and security guards of the developer Phan Imex. Although Phan Imex had agreed to build ten buildings to house the residents in exchange for rights to develop the land, reports say it had only constructed eight buildings leaving hundreds of families homeless. Residents fought back, reportedly throwing bricks at the police and guards; eight were imprisoned. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Phan Imex to respond to the following news reports, video, and commentary; the company did not respond...On Jan 18 comments from the company appeared in the following news item...