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Insight: Land conflict, impunity dim Cambodia's awakening

Sreng Pho, 54, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Phnom Penh October 23, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Sreng Pho, 54, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Phnom Penh October 23, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights...more

Sreng Pho, 54, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Phnom Penh October 23, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Khat Saroeun (R), 57, sits in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Khat Saroeun (R), 57, sits in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human...more

Khat Saroeun (R), 57, sits in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Khat Saroeun (back), 57, spends time with his family in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Khat Saroeun (back), 57, spends time with his family in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a...more

Khat Saroeun (back), 57, spends time with his family in his house at Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Children play in a hammock in Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Children play in a hammock in Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and...more

Children play in a hammock in Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. Cambodia's transformation from war-torn basket-case to one of Asia's most promising emerging economies is being overshadowed by a backwards lurch in human rights and land policies that critics say are entrenching poverty. Picture taken October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A Cambodian soldier rides a motorcycle on the way to Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A Cambodian soldier rides a motorcycle on the way to Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A Cambodian soldier rides a motorcycle on the way to Broma village in Kratie province October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A worker collects latex from a rubber tree in Kampong Cham province October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A worker collects latex from a rubber tree in Kampong Cham province October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A worker collects latex from a rubber tree in Kampong Cham province October 23, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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