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Nom Vannary, center, a farmer from Koh Kong Province, says she was beaten by security guards in Phnom Penh for attempting to protest land seizures. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)
Cambodia's Crumbling Future

Hollow growth leaves Cambodians wanting more

Corruption, lagging development foster discontent ahead of election season

KEN KOYANAGI, Editor-at-large, Nikkei Asian Review | China

PHNOM PENH -- On the morning of Feb. 14, about 100 villagers had gathered on a street near the official residence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

They tried to march to the residence to hand the prime minister a petition asking for his help in recovering their land, but they were forcefully removed by a security force guarding the premises.

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