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Archive for December, 2008

Don’t try to call

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

We’re off to Kep until Jan 4th, so don’t try to call (unless all hell breaks loose)… I’ll check my email once in a while but might not respond… Have a good one….


Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

For these two and their family the coming year certainly will be happier than the last few… (VIJ2008104) CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 31/12/2008: Born Samnang and Sok Samoeun hearing at the Supreme Court. The Court decided to suspend the Appeal’s Court decision and to grant provisional freedom to both men accused of murdering union leader Chea […]

Pipes and Deadlines

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

These are pipes… used to pump sand from the Mekong river, some 8km away, into Boeung Kak Lake. It seems that after the Appeals Court decision to reject the injuction by the residents lawyer to stop the filling of the lake, that the pumping has ceased. Or is it because of the approaching New Year? […]

Christmas Plastics

Friday, December 26th, 2008

There is a small Christmas slideshow with sound on cambodia.ka-set.info Enjoy…

Christmas: days of peace?

Friday, December 26th, 2008

No respite for the inhabitants of Boeung Kak. The Appeals Court rejected the injunction by the inhabitant’s lawyer to stop the filling of the lake they are living on by a development company. They gathered at a small pagoda nearby the Court for a short prayer, released some birds with good luck wishes. After the […]

Xmas in Buddhaland

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I really wonder if this is necessary… I mean the scale of it over here. I counted some 70 Xmass trees during a one-hour walk in the center of Penh… Anyhow: best season’s greetings to all of you… (Story VIJ2008103)

Working out

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Between 5:30am and 6:30, the Olympic Stadium is occupied by hundreds of Cambodians exercising in a tumult of music. There’ll be a small multimedia on this monday on cambodia.ka-set.info … (VIJ2008102)

Kun Khmer (male only?)

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Four French Kun Khmer boxers were opposed to four Khmer at a meeting held at the Olympic Stadium. One thing is for sure: Khmer women are not ready yet for higher levels of competition in the boxing rings. Sok Sreytouch was wiped out in half a round… The reasons? Sexism… Khmer women cannot train close […]