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Borei Keila

There is no public electricity for Borei Keila residents, meaning they must tap into the power grid of a nearby apartment and pay much higher than normal prices for electricity. The community of Borei Keila in Phnom Penh was once home to hundreds of families before land developer Phanimex bought the property rights to the area and forcefully evicted the residents who refused to accept their compensation package. Those who remained were forced to squat in the remains of the buildings, living in slum-like conditions and without access to plumbing or public electiricity.

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Borei Keila
There is no public electricity for Borei Keila residents, meaning they must tap into the power grid of a nearby apartment and pay much higher than normal prices for electricity. The community of Borei Keila in Phnom Penh was once home to hundreds of families before land developer Phanimex bought the property rights to the area and forcefully evicted the residents who refused to accept their compensation package. Those who remained were forced to squat in the remains of the buildings, living in slum-like conditions and without access to plumbing or public electiricity.