Land Grabs Mar Cambodia’s Investment Boom

The evictions and so-called “land grabs” have angered aid donors, putting at stake hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid as well as a trade scheme that gives Cambodian produce tariff-free access to the EU. International donors and lenders such as the World Bank have criticized the government and threatened to halt loans until a solution is found. The government’s response has been to cancel its annual meeting with donors, citing global economic uncertainty and Western countries “mired in crisis.”