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Residents of Bangkok slum angry as ghetto to make way for real estate project

By: Charles EMPTAZ | Daniel QUINLAN
1 min

Like so many other cities throughout the planet, Bangkok is changing fast, with high-rise buildings and shopping malls being built at a rapid pace. Some 100,000 people live in the Klong Toei slum, nestled in the heart of Thailand's capital. Now developers have their eyes set on what they see as a piece of prime real estate. Yet, despite offers of compensation, many residents don't want to leave the place they call home. Our correspondent Charles Emptaz reports, with Daniel Quinlan.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Rebecca Martin and Gaëlle Essoo.

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