Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Mirror: Editorial: The Prime Minister’s Recommendations – Urgent Human and Environmental Concerns

(Above: life at the lake.) [This blog will be linking and reposting The Mirror’s translations and editorials on Boeung Kak in as close chronological order as possible.] The Mirror, August 31, 2008 Mirrors have limits and cannot show everything. This … Continue reading

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In The News: Mass Evictions?

IPS: Mass Evictions May Follow Lake Grab “A plan to redevelop Phnom Penh’s largest remaining natural lake into a residential and shopping precinct has ignited a storm of protests and claims that it could result in the largest eviction in … Continue reading

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The Mirror: Article: Those Who Live at Boeng Kak Lake Go to Give Their Thumbprints to Get Money and New Housing

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 575 “Phnom Penh: On 27 August 2008, from morning to night, many citizens, including husbands, wives, and children 18 years and older, went to the headquarters of a company [the writer of this article, focused … Continue reading

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Amnesty International and COHRE Press Release

27 August 2008 Cambodia: Lake filling must not lead to forced evictions The filling of Boeung Kak Lake in central Phnom Penh should immediately stop until a proper process that ensures human rights protection is in place, said Amnesty International … Continue reading

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Press Release: Housing Rights Groups Condemn Illegal Filling Of Boueng Kok

For Immediate Release: Housing Rights Groups Condemn Illegal Filling Of Boueng Kak 26 August 2008 The Housing Rights Task Force (HRTF) strongly condemns the filling of Boueng Kok Lake. Employees of a private company began pumping sand into Phnom Penh’s … Continue reading

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In The News: Legality of Lake Evictions

IRIN, 18 August 2008: CAMBODIA: Questions over legality of evictions in name of development “Cambodia’s 2001 land law clearly states that lakes are public property and cannot be sold. Another 1996 law states that the natural resources of Cambodia should … Continue reading

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Sub-Decree Boeung Kak (August 7, 2008)

For interests of transparency: https://saveboeungkak.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/sub-decree-beoungkak2008_08_07.pdf Tags: cambodia,eviction,housing,property

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