Angkor Wat sees ‘forced evictions’ as Cambodia seeks to keep World Heritage listing

A major project is underway in Cambodia to remove approximately 10,000 families from the temple of Angkor Wat and the surrounding archaeological park.

The Cambodian government says the families must be relocated, and their houses and business torn down, for Angkor Wat to retain its UNESCO World Heritage listing. But human rights organisations say these are forced evictions, with residents given no choice and provided minimal support to resettle elsewhere.

SBS News Asia Correspondent Aaron Fernandes travelled to Angkor Wat and filed this report.

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