Monthly Archives: November 2008

In The News: Lake Family’s House Collapses into the Water, Filling Blamed

  Family’s house Falls into Lake, Pumping Blamed, Legal Investigators blocked from interviewing the family.  From CambogeSoir: “On Thursday 27 November, cops prevented Cambodian and foreign investigators from Licadho to meet with a family living on Boeung Kak Lake which … Continue reading

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In the news: Rights groups are uncertain controversial Boeung Kak project will meet the standards of its own environmental report

      From the Phnom Penh Post Article (21 November 2008) Highlights: Local rights groups highlight flaws in Developer’s arguments, question environmental commitment. “… SHUKAKU Inc, the local developer filling in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake as part of a commercial … Continue reading

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In the News: Phnom Penh Resident Speaks Out in Editorial, “National Geographic Right about Phnom Penh”

From a Phnom Penh Post Ediorial by Moeun Cheean Nariddh (10/4/2008) “In the article “Phnom Penh rated the second-worst city in the world to visit”, October 22, we feel like this rating by the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable … Continue reading

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In the News: Radio Free Asia, Voice of Residents’ Eviction Fears

From the Article: “Lake Families Fear Eviction” (Radio Free Asia: 2008-11-06) “I’m very worried. Under the Pol Pot regime we lost everything. Under the Lon Nol era, we also lost. Since 1979, we’ve had only what we have now, and … Continue reading

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In the News: Radio Free Asia Features Boeung Kak in Excellent Online Slideshow

Click Here to Visit the RFA website and view the sideshow.

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In the News: 200 Residents Protest, take letter to South Korean Embassy

“Around 200 residents from among the 4,000 families that live at the Boeng Kak region in Srah Chak, Daun Penh, came on the morning or 27 October 2008 to protest in front of the South Korean Embassy in Cambodia, to … Continue reading

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In the News: Lake Flooding Forces ‘Volunteer’ Exodus

From Voice of America, October 27th: “It is right to say either: we volunteered or were forced, because the company dredged to flood us,” she said. “We must leave. How can we stay? Speaking frankly they’re driving us away.” More … Continue reading

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