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Archive for January, 2008

Late again

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Yesterday and today there were some brief and violent fights at Dey Krohom between inhabitants and 7NG employees dressed up as municipality’s park officers (or is it municipality park employees working for 7NG company?). I missed both incidents. They lasted maybe ten minutes each…All that is left are broken tiles for the new sidewalk, a […]

Running here then there

Monday, January 28th, 2008

This morning tension rose one notch at Dey Krohom again: suddenly all the 7NG employees who have been harassing the Dey Krohom inhabitants for the last weeks showed up in shiny new outfits from the municipal park guards (VIJ2008003G)… It didn’t change their attitude…At noon there was a plenary session of the judicial officers  at […]

Before and Today…

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The Suramarit theater, known as the Bassac theater, built by architect Vann Molyvann, is now nearly completely destroyed. Before… And today…

Tip or no tip?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Spent part of the night and early morning (2:00am to 3:30am) chasing mosquitoes and watching the rats while waiting for the final showdown at Dey Krohom. Despite a tip from a “reliable source” the police didn’t show up finally… This WE maybe?

Honouring the dead…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

4 years ago union leader Chea Vichea was assassinated while buying his newspaper. Two men, Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeum were arrested and sentenced to 20 years in prison during a trial which is considered by many as a mockery of justice. About 10000 people attended the funeral 4 years ago. Phnom Penh. 22/01/2008: […]

Gone. Sent. Wrapped up…

Monday, January 21st, 2008

The DVD for Stern is on the plane to Hamburg. The DVD for the Magnum Paris office via Hamburg is on that same plane. The CD for the Wall Street Journal is on the FEDEX plane to Hong Kong. I’m all set and ready for more: tomorrow there is a ceremony to commemorate the assassination of union […]

Back from away

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

Back from Pailin… Stayed one night in the Heng Meas which is becoming really run down. Spent the next night at the Bamboo. At least the restaurant serves good food… Just finished editing the pics for Stern and will give a DVD x the edit plus some stock shots to Marc Georgen who is flying […]

The other side of the Divide

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

I will be away from the Internet from friday early morning until sunday in the night. Checking on the KR in Païlin for Stern… The shoot for Wall Street Journal went Ok…