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Archive for the 'Land Issues' Category

Preparations…

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The 200 evicted people from Bavel district in Battambang province are preparing their petition… The workers are fitting hundreds of coloured light bulbs on the structures carried by the barges for the Water Festival… And I am preparing to upload the coronation of King Norodom Sihamoni from 10 years ago on my website…

Demonstration Attendance Mathematics…

Monday, October 27th, 2014

About 25 people from the airport community who are under threat of an eviction held a demonstration near Wat Botum instead of the intended location of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s residence, monitored by the same amount of journalists and yet again the same amount of human rights observers. The whole lot was closely watched by […]

Grand Tour For the 1991 Paris Peace Accords…

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Somewhere between 800 and 1,000 members from various civil society and youth organisations, joined by buddhist monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ), marched from the French embassy to the Chinese embassy with a few stopovers at the U.S., British, Australian, Russian, Japanese and Indonesian embassies, spiced with a longer stop at […]

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 […]