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Cambodian Government Reaction to Amnesty International's Statement

Cambodian government Thursday denied the accusations in a recent report by the Amnesty International (AI) that the government practiced massive forced evictions.

In a two-page statement, the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected AI’s report saying that it is an attempt to distort the situation in Cambodia.

The rights organization was quoted as saying the authority used equipments to destroy homes, leading to people's homelessness. Many residents in Phnom Penh have been displaced and gathered to live in the outskirt of the city in the name of development.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs claimed that there are no such things as illegal displacement and coercion.