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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

Mending The Bruises, Licking The Wounds…

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Nearly 20 people were wounded yesterday on Sihanouk Boulevard during the violent dispersion by municipal security guards of a demonstration held by villagers from Preah Vihear province who wanted to get their land issue known to Prime Minister Hun Sen. See also HERE. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which […]

From Three Protests One Turns Ugly…

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Three separate protests took place in the streets of Phnom Penh this morning. Two of them are nearly part of a ritual: Boeung Kak lake residents protesting at City Hall about finally, after several years, having a clear delimitation of the 12,44 Ha promised by Prime Minister Hun Sen, and the relocated railway community protesting […]

Dissatisfaction Burns At Borei Keila…

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The Borei Keila community which was cheated into a flawed on-site development by Suy Sophan, owner of development firm Phan Imex, and now live in disgracefull conditions following their eviction in January 2012, marched to City Hall to burn an effigy of the lady and request the authorities finally decide upon their fate regarding plots […]

Slow Day…

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Slow morning today… A small delegation of evicted villagers from Koh Kong province showed up to deliver a petition at the National Assembly. That’s it. But the day is not over yet… Time to tackle the keywording backlog of nearly 3000 photographs in the database…

Anti-Vietnam Demonstration, Day 5

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

So, this was the fifth and supposedly the last day of the anti-Vietnamese demonstrations which roamed the streets of Phnom Penh lately. It was all triggered by a spokesman from the Vietnamese embassy who said during a radio interview last June that Kampuchea Krom belonged to Vietnam long before its official annexation in 1949. These […]

Anti-Vietnamese Demonstration Day 4/ Afternoon

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The 150 demonstrators from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association who had been marching to the National Assembly in the morning to protest the annexation of Kampuchea Krom by Vietnam in 1949, continued their march towards the Vietnamese embassy with a stopover at the United Nations Human Rights office where a petition was delivered. Singing and […]

Day 4 of Anti-Vietnam Protest

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The moderate faction of the anti-Vietnamese Kampuchea Krom demonstrators, some 100 protesters led by Thach Setha, head of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association, patiently waited for the inauguration ceremony of the new Calmette hospital wing attended by King Norodom Sihamoni and Prime Minister Hun Sen to be finished, before starting a march towards the National […]

World Habitat Day Not Washed Away By Rain

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Today is World Habitat Day, and more than 800 people gathered in the streets of Phnom Penh to celebrate that one special day recognising their issue. Remember: about 11% of the Cambodian population has been, at one point or another, a victim of a land issue since 2000. That is a lot of people. That […]