As Cambodia’s economy grows, low-income residents left behind
| 3 June 2017
Cambodia's economy is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with a booming manufacturing industry and steady agricultural exports. But a burgeoning real estate market is causing displacement among farmers and low-income Cambodians, as the government grants large swaths of territory to companies for commercial projects. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Kira Kay has more.
KIRA KAY: The reign of terror by the communist Khmer Rouge in the 1970s killed two million Cambodians. It also turned hundreds of thousands into refugees, and abolished the concept of private ownership of businesses and, most crucially, land. Sia Phearum is a Cambodian property rights activist.