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Archive for April, 2008

Small stories

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Shot two small stories.. VIJ2008033 is about an NGO organising an education forum where students could meet and check on a variety of universities. Ka-set had its first PR operation ever there!!! There were also some relay races. Then shot story VIJ2008034: a young cambodian entrepreneur launching his own softdrink brand.

The Third Man

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Mr Khieu Samphan appeared in front of his judges for the first time today at the Pretrial Chambers of the ECCC (VIJ2008032). Public waiting to enter the courtroom. Mr. Khieu Samphan waiting for the judges to enter the Pretrial Chamber. Mr. Jacques Vergès at a press conference after the hearing of his client Khieu Samphan, […]


Friday, April 18th, 2008

Here is a follow-up on the Clear Water fire. The people whose house was destroyed in the blaze have received a temporary authorisation to set up camp on a piece of empty land nearby. Christian organisations distribute mosquitoe nets, hygiene kits and the like. What the next step will be for what appears now to […]

Lots of Commemorations

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Yesterday was the last day of Khmer New Year. The Year of the Rat. I’m a rat… 5th cycle… I wish you a very happy New Year 2552. People were celebrating at the pagodas (VIJ2008028): Today at Chhoeung Ek was the 33rd commemoration of the Khmer Rouge conquering Phnom Penh. Some 800 people attended a ceremony […]

10 years ago

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

April 15th 1998: Pol Pot died 10 years ago. People still pray on his grave… CAMBODIA. Choam Sa Ngam (Oddar Meanchey). 19/05/2007: RITH Born, 48 yrs, and members of his family paying respect to the memory of Pol Pot at the place where he was cremated.

Another slum gone…

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Another slum is gone, gutted by a 5 hour long fire which destroyed the village of Toeuk Thla (Clear Water) in Phnom Penh. Over 200 families will have to look for another place to stay during this Khmer New Year. (Story Nr VIJ2008027)  

Start of the 2008 election campaign?

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

This early sunday some 500 people braved a blistering heat and attended a demonstration organised by opposition party Sam Rainsy Party in front of the National Assembly, protesting against a 10,8 percent inflation which puts a heavy burden on the poorer parts of Cambodian society. (VIJ2008024G) Mr Sam Rainsy addressing the crowd in front of […]

This is not a pipe

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Surrealist painter René Magritte was famous for painting a pipe and writing underneath ‘This is not a pipe’. Well, the water authorities must have followed a workshop with Magritte in a previous life, because after some 40 houses disappeared in the Tonle Sap river because of a landlside on April 1st, the Water Ressources Minister said, […]