By Sun Yanh
The government must consult with local people prior to construct any development projects. Because even a fair compensation is given, it still can hardly compensate a river that runs dry or a land that is made fruitless.
Battambang, Cambodia – “You are not allowed to plant any trees in this area because you have to move out of this land, the development project is here,” said a local villager in Teuk Sab, Battambang province of Cambodia. “The government officers, they told me that.”