Advocates Cast Doubt on Hun Sen’s ELC Claim

March 9, 2016 | Posted in: News

In the course of a countrywide review of economic land concessions (ELCs), nearly 1 million hectares was reappropriated. But advocates cast doubt on the claim. Likewise civil society leaders said on Friday that the government had not released enough information to allow them to assess the impact of Mr. Hun Sen’s announcement.

Ou Virak, a political analyst and head of the Future Forum think tank, said he thought it was highly unlikely that the reappropriated 1 million hectares would ever be distributed to the poor, due to the logistical difficulties of such a scheme.

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