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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

Off To The North…

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Leaving Phnom Penh today for Stung Treng to continue working on the ‘Dammed’ project. Will be back at the end of the week… See the first batch of photographs AT THIS LINK…

The Boeung Kak Lake Farce…

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

So a Chinese investors pulls out of the Boeung Kak lake development, letting the air out of a bloated balloon… It is an old story by now, but with this split the last chapter of the Boeung Kak lake has not been written yet: 3000 families were evicted from Boeung Kak lake by a development […]

Boeung Kak Still Knocking At The Gates

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Boeung Kak lake community members, some carrying model houses, held a demonstration in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, seeking a final resolution for their 7-year-long struggle after a private company obtained a 133 hectares area and proceeded evicting 3000 of the 4000 families living there. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for […]

Vietnamese Embassy Benefits Police Protection…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

About 200 members of the Khmer Youth Group, together with other civil society groups, monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), Radio Beehive’s Mam Sonando and CNRP Lawmaker Real Camerin, stormed through two or three blockade attempts by Municipal Security Guards and Riot Police before being stopped at a few meters from […]

Checking If Anti Corruption Unit Is Corrupt…

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The Boeung Kak lake community held a demonstration in front of the Anti Corruption Unit gates regarding their land issue with Mr Lao Mengkhim, Senator, heading the company which obtained a 99 year lease on the 133 hectares of Boeung Kak lake, evicted 3000 families, and just recently sold about 1 hectare to another company […]

Office Routine…

Friday, June 27th, 2014

It feels like going through an office routine: 8:00AM, opposition CNRP lawmaker and sympathisers attach banners requesting Freedom Park be returned to its initial function, and at 8:15AM Boeung Kak lake has a protest in front of the European Union delegation offices. In a recent little twist regarding the Boeung Kak lake land issue saga […]


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The Boeung Kak lake community keeps putting pressure on the Phnom Penh Municipality. This time 18 families who were evicted in 2010 during the filling of the lake with sand, started in 2007 by a development company, demand that land titles be issued according to the size fo the land they had and not to […]

(Fake) Blood On World Bank

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The communities of Boeung Kak lake, supported by others, gathered at the World Bank offices for yet another demonstration regarding their ongoing land issue. They hand signed a piece of paper with fake blood and left it at the gate of the compound. UPDATE: Surya Subedi, the U.N. special envoy for Human Rights to Cambodia, […]