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Archive for September, 2008


Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Been working more on the Pchhum Benh festival (VIJ2008073G). Half of Phnom Penh leaves the city to honour the dead in their home village, causing hour-long traffic jams at the exit of the city. CAMBODIA.Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh). 27/09/2008: Pchhum Benh (Festival of the Dead) exodus at Psah Thmey. CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/09/2008: Pchhum Benh […]

Website update and picking up

Friday, September 26th, 2008

I just updated my website with pictures on the 4th Cambodian legislature ceremonies here. CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/09/2008: Journalists at the back entrance of the National Assembly. And I have been picking up on the Chom Chao story (VIJ2008012G) I started in February… It’s that area in the suburbs of Penh where some of the 450000 […]

They did it again

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

After the opening session yesterday, today was the first National Assembly meeting of the 4th legislature. And yet again the international news services were prohibited access to the assembly room to provide the public with a firsthand account. Is it excessive paranoia or just incompetence? Probably a bit of both… It is not enough to pose […]

They represent the people

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Well they were asked to represent the people. Future will tell if they will… Nearly all the newly elected parliamentarians attended the opening ceremony under overly tight security at the National Assembly building (VIJ2008075G). CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/09/2008: Podium for the group photograph at the opening session of the new parliamentary mandate. CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. […]

Floods can be fun

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Floods can be fun… In front of the Royal Palace today… But hopefully the big drainpipes which are being installed in the area will let the rainwaters flow into the Tonle Sap more easily.

1700 Days

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Human Rights organisations staged a small demonstration in front of the PJ prison to commemorate the 1700th day of imprisonment of Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun, condemned to 20 years for the assassination of union leader Chea Vichea. According to the Human Rights organisations, the family of the condemned and numerous individuals, the court […]

Boeung Kak

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The company which is going to evict some 4000 families from around the Boeung Kak lake has started its sand pumping operations to fill the lake again. I guess there will be more pictures on this story in the coming month. Yesterday shot some pics of Pchhum Benh, a two or three week long festival […]

From the rooster to the donkey

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The French say ‘Sauter du coq à l’âne’ (‘jumping from the rooster to the donkey’): means jumping from one topic to another.  That’s what I’m doing for Ka-set lately… And trying desperately to keep the standards decent… Yesterday night took pics at the oldest of the two mosques in Penh (VIJ2008071G)… This morning of a […]