For Some Villagers, Cambodia’s New Census Numbers Won’t Add Up

They say people working on the count were rushed, skipped questions, ignored issues. Enumerators say not enough of them hired to question villagers who weren’t prepared.

When the census enumerator came to her home in the Chbar Ampov district in March, Kann Sarin was ready.

While only 30km from the capital city of Phnom Penh, the mother of four desperately wants a hospital built near her village.

The service would be a godsend, she told VOA, eliminating frequent trips to the city when family members fell sick.

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