Phnom Penh municipality and the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) on Sunday donated money and food rations to 176 families from Borei Keila—where thousands of people have been violently evicted from their homes in recent years after the land was sold to a private company. Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong said that the CRC—whose president is Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wife, Bun Rany—had decided to make the donation after the families, many of whom are homeless, wrote to the authorities asking for assistance after their eviction from land claimed by the well-connected firm Phanimex.* “All of you have already submitted
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