In the last two weeks, the APSARA Authority has been taking the strong step of dismantling illegal construction in the Angkor Archaeological Park area, with over 500 cases noted. The action has met with strong protests from the local community, but international agencies like Unesco have also voiced support for the razing.
The Apsara Authority has taken a strong stance against illegal construction activity within the Angkor Archaeological Park, maintaining that the authority and Siem Reap police will go ahead with efforts to demolish unauthorised construction sites even after some 100 owners protested last Friday.
- Apsara Authority Demolitions Backed by the UN (Cambodia Daily, 27 June 2017)
- Planned Demolition Sparks Protest Along Road to Angkor Wat (Cambodia Daily, 26 June 2017)
- Locals Halt Demolition of Illegal Angkor Park Home (Cambodia Daily, 21 June 2017)
- Apsara Authority Starts Razing Illegal Angkor Park Homes (Cambodia Daily, 20 June 2017)
- Apsara seeking to stop illegal building activity (Phnom Penh Post, 13 June 2017)