Shukaku: Development must have negative effects

Oct. 16, 2010. Last week, as flood level in Boeung Kak reached record heights, Shukaku spoke out about the development for the first time.

Lao Vann, son of owner and CPP Senator Lao Meng Khin, said the project is “part of broader efforts to develop the country” and that “our company is just a firm which received the rights from the government and from municipal authorities to invest in the Boeung Kak lake area.”

He also acknowledged yet stated complete indifference towards the ongoing human rights abuses at Boeung Kak:

“If you were the prime minister or head of the government, would you decide to develop the Boeung Kak lake area? If you did, what would you do to avoid negative effects on the people? Without any negative effects, I think you cannot do the development.”

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