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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

When Does A Protest Become Useless?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The communities from Borei Keila and Boeung Kak lake, together with their guests from Lorpeang (Banteay Meanchey), held yet another demonstration in front of three venues: the World Bank, the European Union and finally the National Assembly. The pertinence of their dissatisfaction cannot be questioned: they, like so many, thousands, involved in land issues in […]

Hydropower Dam Protest Runs Dry…

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

The intimidating presence of a considerable numbers of riot police deployed at Wat Samaky Raingsey and near the Stung Meanchey bridge, thwarted the plan to have 100 buddhist monks and environment activists demonstrate at the Chinese embassy against the construction of the Areng valley hydropower dam. Just 1 tuktuk with 4 Borei Keila land rights […]

On The Beaten Track…

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Both the evicted communities from Lorpeang (Kampong Chhnang) and Malai (Banteay Meanchey), hosted and supported by land rights activists and buddhist monks in two different locations, marched through the streets of Phnom Penh to deliver petitions at the Ministry of Justice and the National Assembly for the first and at the National Assembly only for […]

Another Hearth Of Resistance…

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The Stung Meanchey pagoda, well at least some of the monks at that pagoda, together with monks from Wat Than, are involved in supporting those who are suffering from unjust situations. They were present during the SL factory worker’s strike at the end of 2013, they did show up frequently during the post-election rallies from […]

Free Speech At Freedom Park

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

The villagers from Lor Peang (Kampong Chhnang province), evicted by KDC International Company, headed by Chea Kheng, the wife of Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy Suy Sem, and who are hosted by the Boeung Kak lake land rights activists, held an unhindered ‘press conference’ at Freedom Park.

Anger Is Blind…

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Two groups of evicted communities joined hands to demonstrate in front of the National Assembly this morning to protest, pointing their fingers to Kep Chuktema, former governor of Phnom Penh, who they are holding responsible for the mess they are in. One group was forcefully diverted by the police in its march towards the National […]

Interview On Cambodian Resistance At Noorderlicht Exhibition…

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

The Noorderlicht Photofestival ‘An Ocean of Possibilities’ opened its doors on August 31st in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). Some 20 photographs about the Cambodian civil society resisting the erosion of their rights are featured in the ‘Rise’ section. You can read an interview HERE.

History, Borders, Territory And Nationalists…

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

The Khmer Kampuchea Krom community gathered about 300 people at Freedom Park for a forum about Kampuchea Krom’s lingering destiny. What is claimed by many Cambodians as an annexation of Khmer territory by Vietnam in 1949, is a tough to crack bone of contention, fed both by ultranationalistic feelings and an age-old distrust in the […]