Authorities pass buck in railway eviction, residents say

Iev Mach empties recyclables into a cart near her home in Toul Kok district, where her community is facing eviction to make way for a new road and drainage system, on January 15. Panha Chhorpoan

Six months after receiving an eviction notice, a community living alongside the railway in Phnom Penh finally met with City Hall officials to make their case for compensation on Wednesday – but they received little assurance, with officials claiming to be waiting on reports from subordinates, they said.

A bridge too far: Railway families reject relocation as threat of eviction mounts

Iev Mach walks out of her home, which is set to be demolished to make way for a new road, in Toul Kok district on January 15. Panha Chhorpoan

About fifty meters from Techno Skybridge, hidden from the cars that drive across it, 25 families live alongside the railway track in a cobbled-together community of huts that they fear will soon be torn down.