Cambodia appeals for World Bank help in curbing inequality

    Fearing a “farmers’ revolution” in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the World Bank for help in addressing the social and economic inequalities in the country, where rapid economic growth has despairingly widened the gap between the urban rich and rural poor. “We need to correct our policy and implementation in some main fields to ensure and push faster development of the country,” he said. “All work in all fields must ensure social inequity cannot take deeper root in the national social structure.” Critics, on the other hand, have named widespread corruption, an inept judicial system and a culture that favors the rich and powerful as priority areas for reform. The government is scheduled to have a Consultative Group meeting with international donors next week. (Source: Cambodia asks for World Bank help to fight economic inequality/ Deutsche Presse-Agentur)

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