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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 […]

Flight…

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

On the way back to Phnom Penh… sleepers.

Hot Air Over Phnom Penh…

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Andrew Parker, a hot air balloon pilot on a 100 international locations tour to raise awareness on child education on behalf of an international NGO, blew up his aircraft near Wat Botum. A muddy countryside prevented him from lifting off…

Angkor Discoveries…

Friday, November 29th, 2013

I mean the discoveries I made and kinda’ liked during the three days I was in Siem Reap, the city of cultural mass-tourism and grinning crocs, for the Angkor Photo festival which goes on for a couple more days… During three projections I saw: Rasel Chowdhury (Bangladesh)- Life on Water: quiet, washed-out (what else?) colour […]

3rd Demonstration Of The Day…

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

The 3rd demonstration of the day (see this morning HERE). Organised by the Boeung Kak lake community it appeals to the King and stresses the fact that a peacefull resolution to the political impasse must be found. Two days before the opening session of the new parliament this monday, the spirits amongst those who do […]

Consensus not to be seen in the far, far, far distance…

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Even before the complaints on voting procedures were examined, the NEC (National Election Committee) announced virtually unchanged final results of the July 28th elections for the parliamentary elections, giving 68 seats to the CPP and 55 to the CNRP. The remaining CNRP leaders (CNRP’s President, Sam Rainsy, in a strange move, is in the U.S. […]

Queen Mother’s Birthday…

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The Boeung Kak Lake community staged a demonstration to request the release of Yorm Bopha, land rights activist jailed to 2 years imprisonment for allegedly having beaten up two moto taxi drivers and Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) on the occasion of the Queen Mother’s […]

Back to the Roots…

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

The Khmer New year holidays are over, Tep Vanny, the Community Representative who was awarded the Global Leadership Award by the Vital Voices Foundation in Washington is back in Phnom Penh… So it is back to square one on the Boeung Kak Lake issue. The community felt misquoted by the (departing) Governor of Phnom Penh […]