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Pipes and Deadlines

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?

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 30/12/2008

At Dey Krohom, the 100 remaining families have received yet another order by the Municipality to leave on December 30th. This is December 30th… They are still there… Will it be tonight? Usually the MP’s, the thugs and the trucks show up at 3:00am. Or will it be on the first hours of January 1st?

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/12/2008: CHAN Vichet, representative of the Dey Krohom residents, and KONG Nay (dark sunglasses), famous chappey player, at a meeting to decide on their last counter offer to the 7NG company regarding the price for their home under threat of being evicted.

One Response to “Pipes and Deadlines”

  1. great 1st image john…and i will send the residents ALOT of metta and thoughts tonight during my Sanga’s New Year Meditation….i send them all the best and hope that they find success against the towers of development…

    metta and hugs

    bobblack - December 30th, 2008 at 10:21 pm