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Archive for January, 2009

On the side

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Things are going back to normal… The Sam Rainsy Party held a congress at its headquarters in view of the May 2009 commune elections… (VIJ2009006)

Turned down

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Dey Krohom representatives tried to deliver a message asking for help to King Sihamoni. They were turned down by guys with an icom… Meanwhile the 7NG employees started working on the 3,8Ha of cleared land. The next announced objective by 7NG company is the “Grey Building”. Built in the 60’s by famed architect Vann Molyvann, […]

Move, move

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The Dey Krohom evicted finally, and wisely, decided that the nightly sit-in in front of the National Assembly would not last long anyhow, as pressure from the police was mounting, and that it would trigger more violence. Some police stayed there for the night. With the mosquitoes…

And not budging

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The people from Dey Krohom staged a sit-in in front of the National assembly and gave an emotional press conference. They will spend the night out in the open… CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/01/2009: Evicted residents of Dey Krohom holding a press conference in front of the National Assembly. CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/01/2009: Drawings of children […]

Still kickin’

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Most of the Dey Krohom evicted are gathered with all their belongings at Damnak Trayoung, some 20Km from the center of Phnom Penh, in a new city built by 7NG company, waiting for a 4m x 6m house to be assigned to them. But the hard core of Dey Krohom hasn’t given up: this morning […]

Multimedia on Dey Krohom

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

I just updated my website with pictures of the Dey Krohom eviction and there is a multimedia slideshow on ka-set.info.

That’s it

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

That’s it, Dey Krohom fell. This morning at 6, several hundreds of police, protecting workers hired by 7NG company and a few bulldozers, in a perfectly organised move, sprinkled with tear gas, fire hoses and an occasional beating, brutally levelled the houses of Dey Krohom, destroying private property by simply crushing many houses with all […]

Every year

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Every year the unions organise a ceremony to commemorate the assassination of Chea Vichea, shot while buying his newspaper. An occasion for all the opposition forces to gather and collect themselves at the place of the killing. (VIJ2009005) There is a multimedia slideshow on ka-set.info with pictures of both me and Vandy Rattana… Phnom Penh. […]