Last updated: 9 july, 2009 - 09:11 GMT

9/07/2009 - Land grab Cambodia

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Cambodia is experiencing what's been called an epidemic of land grabbing.

Huge tracts of the country have been granted to private companies for large scale agriculture or other purposes. The government says this will speed development.

But members of the governing elite are accused of receiving the benefits, and many of the original inhabitants have been evicted without compensation.

Some of those who have tried to resist say they have been attacked or threatened. Now huge new deals are in the offing.

Rob Walker reports for Assignment.

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