Sorry I’m late with updating this weblog.
It has been a bit hectic before leaving for Brussels next monday.
There was a portrait of a homosexual talking about what happened to him during the Khmer Rouge regime (story nr VIJ2008046), pictures in a village close to Phnom Penh where there is a concentration of copists producing painted reproductions of Angkor Wat by the square meter (story nr VIJ2008047), a two day trip by various (mostly uncomfortable) means of transportation to a place in the middle of nowhere where people are digging the soil to find gold and heavily polluting the environment by using chemicals (story nr VIJ2008048).
Most of these stories will be published on the Ka-set.info website IF… IF THE SERVER AT MAVEN was working properly. We have been without server for the last twelve hours and it is a disaster, jeopardising our carefully and painstakingly built visibility, ruining our referencing. At the Ka-set office in Phnom Penh we are dealing with daily power cuts, forcing us to work in the deafening noise of a generator (a common situation in the early 90’s but hey, this is the year 2008 in a booming economy!!!!). And if that was not enough now the server lets us down.
But enough complaining here is an image about people who lose much more than we do at Ka-set:
Phnom Penh. 6/06/2008: A group of community advocates has circulated a petition thanking Prime Minister Hun Sen for repeatedly warning those with power to stop taking land and other resources from the poor. Over 42000 names and thumbprints have been collected, a majority from people evicted from their land.