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Prayer And Paper Day…

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Between paperwork and accreditation requests, a few minutes at the Preah Ang Dong riverside pagoda…

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 […]

Cambodia Is Not A Recycle Bin…

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Cambodia is not a recycle bin’ was one of the slogans carried by the 500+ citizens marching in the streets of Phnom Penh today to protest the refugee deal Australia signed with Cambodia. An undetermined number of volunteer candidate refugees, momentarily parked on Nauru island by the Australian authorities, would be transferred to an as […]

Bokator Championship Day 3

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Bokator championship is still ongoing. See also yesterday’s post. A slideshow I did a few years back on brodal serei can be seen HERE on Youtube.

Bokator Pride…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Surfing on a wave of nationalist pride, the ancient martial art of ‘bokator’, the likely ancestor of ‘brodal serei’ and ‘muay thai’ boxing, was given a significant boost for its revival a few years back through the impulse of grand master San Kim Sen. Today 29 bokator clubs, spread around the Kingdom, sent 124 members, […]

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 […]

Six Unions But Not All…

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Six unions (N.I.F.TU.C., U.M.W., F.U.F., N.T.U.C. and TUF.W) managed to gather about 1000 garment workers with pink T-shirts with ‘We Need Decent Wages’ written on the back at Freedom Park. Other important unions did not show up for this demonstration which was asking for a monthly salary of 150$US. After a garbled National Anthem, followed […]