Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Concerns over influx of poor into Dangkor

Concerns over influx of poor into Dangkor

Concerns over influx of poor into Dangkor

DANGKOR district officials said at a public forum on Thursday that they were concerned about what they described as a recent influx of poor and HIV-affected families.

Im Sakhorn, the deputy chief of Dangkor’s Prey Veng commune, said families there were already poverty-stricken, and that the presence of more poor families was hindering development.

“HIV/AIDS evictees from poor families in central Phnom Penh were moved to live in my commune, but most of the people in my commune are already poor,” he said at the forum, which was organised by the National League of Communes and Districts.

Roughly 40 HIV-affected families were relocated to Dangkor’s Tuol Sambo village last summer after being evicted from the Borei Keila community in central Phnom Penh.

Phy Nop, chief of Dangkor’s Kork Roka commune, said the influx of poor families in the district was “not fair”.


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman