After repeatedly equivocating about whether it has lifted a 2011 freeze on new lending to Cambodia in response to the government’s forced evictions of families in Phnom Penh, the World Bank has said that the suspension is still firmly in place. “The World Bank has not yet made any new commitments for funding for Cambodia,” Bou Saroeun, the Bank’s Cambodia spokesman, said by email. Housing rights groups and anti-eviction activists, however, said the Bank had effectively broken its promise by using trust funds to start or extend projects since the freeze was officially implemented. In August 2011, the
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