Angkor demolitions – Local Authorities ‘Cheated’ Angkor Villagers, Official Says

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via Cambodia Daily, 25 August 2017:

A provincial official has acknowledged for the first time that local authorities took money from villagers to allow constructions inside Angkor Archaeological Park, but said on Thursday that the illegal structures would still be demolished.

Deputy Siem Reap provincial governor Ly Samrith said that some villagers had been “cheated” by local officials, but only those who had submitted forms to the Apsara Authority asking for permission would be spared from the weekslong demolition operation that began earlier this month.

“We think that some constructions would be allowed to stay, but if we give them a pardon, they will extend their constructions to the front of the Angkor temple,” he said.

Source: Local Authorities ‘Cheated’ Angkor Villagers, Official Says | Cambodia Daily

Final warning over Angkor area structures

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via Khmer Times, 02 August 2017: The APSARA Authority sets a deadline for next week before it stars taking down illegal structures in the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Apsara Authority and Siem Reap provincial hall say illegal constructions in will be demolished.

Source: Final warning over Angkor area structures – Khmer Times

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