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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 […]

‘Royal Silence’ Reminder…

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

‘Royal Silence’ is an e-book for the iPad with 185 photographs by John Vink about King Norodom Sihanouk’s passing away in October last year, marking the end of an era for the Cambodians. It contains photographs of the King upon his return from exile in 1991, as well as from the massive crowds grieving the […]

First Rehearsal for King Sihanouk’s Cremation Ceremony…

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A first rehearsal for the ceremonies which will take place for the cremation of King Norodom Sihanouk (see here for the tribute paid by the public to the King after his death last October) was organised today in front of the Royal Palace and the nearly completed 1.2 million dollar funeral pyre building. Kong Sam […]

No Dates Yet…

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

There are some projects brooding with Robert Delpire and Michel Christolhomme. But no dates set…