It is that time of the year again… Phnom Penh citizens leave the city by the thousands and scatter all over the country… But voluntarily… And in a totally different context compared to 40 years ago. Happy Khmer New Year to all.
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Ten of the eleven land rights activists who were in jail after having been arrested on November 11 and 12 2014 have been released from Prey Sar prison today at 3:40 PM, through a Royal Pardon granted for Khmer New Year. That is the surface. The release was negotiated by the opposition CNRP who convinced […]
The following photographs are just a small sample of ‘Hearths of Resistance’, an ebook which focuses on the social and political turmoil during the 18 months after the 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia. With the opposition CNRP gaining a surprising 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, this was the first serious democratic […]
As of today, with the inauguration of the bridge over the Mekong at Neak Loeung, the 4 vessels from the ferry service which carried thousands of vehicles every day, will cease to exist. The whole economic structure built around the ferry terminals, with employees, restaurants, gatekeepers, peddlers, beggars, middlemen will have to restructure into something […]
The grenade attack of March 30th 1997 on Sam Rainsy’s Khmer Nation Party rally gathering a couple of hundred people in front of the National Assembly to denounce corruption and impunity was commemorated by the opposition CNRP at the stupa dedicated to the 16 people who died. On that day four grenades were thrown in […]
Yesterday only 5 monks and 2 land rights activists showed up at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for the trial of 3 defrocked monks, including Seung Hay, accused of carrying ‘lethal weapons’ (flagpoles made of plastic). Today there were barely 50 people for the trial of 11 people, including CNRP’s Meach Sovannara and lad rights […]
Michelle Obama is in Siem Reap. I stayed in Phnom Penh but didn’t watch ‘Cinderella’.
Desperate as they are to make their voice heard and have those women from their community, jailed for 1 year after a land issue demonstration, liberated as soon as possible, the members from the Boeung Kak and the Borei Keila communities held a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy to seek support from First […]