Monthly Archives: September 2010

Residents protest against continued pumping in Village 1

Sep. 30, 2010. Pumping had continued through the night, and in the morning residents of the Boeung Kak area gathered at the sand pipe at the edge of Village 1. Burning tires in protest and climbing on the the pipes, … Continue reading

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In pictures: Boeung Kak and other areas facing eviction

Photojournalist Will Baxter has been documenting ongoing developments and their impacts on people at Boeung Kak lake and other areas facing eviction and land grabbings in Cambodia. To see more of his photos, click here.

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Lakeside residents clash with company

The Phnom Penh Post reported on Sep. 27 about Boeung Kak residents clashing with Shukaku Inc. security guards following a demonstration at City Hall. For the full story, click here.

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Residents Protest as Sand and Water Levels Rise

Village 1 continues to suffer from the pumping of sand and water into Boeung Kak Lake. On Sep. 20, some 60 villagers, mainly women and children, gathered near Hun Sen’s house to protest against the continued pumping. Met by police, … Continue reading

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Village 1: Islands in a Stream

Sep. 19, 2010. As Shukaku Inc. continues pumping sand, large parts of Village 1 are increasingly inundated. Water levels have visibly increased since last night, with more water flooding into the village every minute. Some houses are not much more … Continue reading

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Village 1 Faces Severe Flooding

Sep. 18, 2010. Flood levels in Village 1 in Boeung Kak are expected to rise tonight as Shukaku Inc. continues pumping sand into the lake. Poles inserted into the sand indicate the company intends to raise sand levels by one … Continue reading

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Compensation Reduced to US$1000

Sep. 15, 2010. At least 9 households living on the lake in Village 24 in Boeung Kok report they have been told by Shukaku Inc. company representatives they are only entitled to US$1000 in compensation. Claiming houses are “not individual”, … Continue reading

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