Cambodians shoved aside as foreign firms cash in on gold rush

Cambodians shoved aside as foreign firms cash in on gold rush – www.interaksyon.com, June 23, 2011
…The illegal O’Clor mine is located in Prey Meas, which translates as the “Gold Forest”, and is a treacherous five-hour drive from the province’s main town of Sen Monorom.
Stripped of its vegetation to make way for a large pit, the mining village’s brown, barren landscape is dotted with wooden shacks, piles of litter and shallow pools — a sharp contrast to the green and hilly surroundings…

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