Amnesty urges Cambodia to halt ‘forced evictions’ at Angkor Wat

RIGHTS group Amnesty International today urged Cambodia to immediately stop the ongoing “mass forced evictions” of 10,000 families from the Angkor Wat temple complex.

The Cambodian government late last year ramped up the relocation of families living within the sprawling Unesco world heritage site to a new community being built on former rice fields 25km away.