Monthly Archives: September 2008

In The News: Music With A Message

Ka-Set, Monday September 29 2008: Messenger Band : Sept ouvrières tissent en chantant le fil de leur quotidien au Cambodge (Messenger Band: seven workers weave by singing the wire of their daily life in Cambodia) by Zineb Dryef and Ros … Continue reading

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In The News: Displacement and development

(left: sunset at Boeung Kak) The Phnom Penh Post has just published a special supplement, “Displacement and Development” in the September 29th edition. The article has this to say about filling of Boeung Kak:  “…now architects and urban planners are … Continue reading

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Police in Boeung Kak: suppressing dissent, intimidating residents.

Police move quickly to remove signs of dissent in Boeung Kak. Above: Armed policeman removing a “Stop Forced Evictions” protest banner displayed on a house. Armed police, Phum 4 community. (Click for full image) Police in Phum 4 community. Police … Continue reading

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In The News: Villagers’ Injunction Refused by Court

Phnom Penh Post, September 24, Page 5 “Meanwhile, At Another Phnom Penh Lake…” “Phnom Penh Municipal Court refused to file an injunction to stop the filling of Boeung Kak lake, despite continuing protests against development.” … “the lawyer who filed … Continue reading

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On the Scene: Photos

and reportage courtesy John Vink: “The company which is going to evict some 4000 families from around the Boeung Kak lake has started its sand pumping operations to fill the lake again.” http://johnvink.com/news/2008/09/22/boeung-kak/ Photo reportage is welcome from all, please … Continue reading

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Boeung Kak Facts and Figures

Developers Profit: US$ 2.12 Billion dollars If 80% of 133 hectares (106ha) was developed at market value: US$2000/m2 Community Loss: US$73,000 dollars Typical plot size: 35m2 @ US$2000/m2 plus loss of building materials = $3000 MPP offering: $8,000 dollars per … Continue reading

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Observations

Observation Officials with guns in plain sight were seen today at Village 4 on the lake, followed by the deconstruction of many homes and buisnesses from around the lake. Sources say that they are being forced to move to a … Continue reading

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