Sunday, 27 April 2008

Developers buy up half of Cambodia

I read this in the Guardian Weekend Magazine yesterday and it really worried me. In Cambodia the government has sold off half it's land to developers to build.....guess what? How did you guess? Yeah you got it HOTELS!!!!!!!!! Cambodia wants to compete with Thailand as a tourist resort so every scrap of beach front is being sold off plus other land. Farmers and fishermen and women forcibly removed from their land . It puts things into perspective but that hotels are more important than communities, homes and people. What a sad world we live in. Sofitel has a hotel just a few kilometres from Ankor Wat, an UNESCO site

Here's the article here