Monthly Archives: October 2010

Boeung Kak Photography

Oct. 16, 2010. Cambodia-based photographers are doing a great job documenting the situation at Boeung Kak lake. For Magnum photographer John Vink’s latest shots, click here. Chris Kelly has also followed developments. Click here to see his photos from Boeung … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Don’t evict them. Drown them.

Oct. 13, 2010. See Magnum photographer John Vink’s latest photos from the flooding at Boeung Kak here.

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Flooding Reaches New Highs

Oct. 12, 2010. BKL community residents gathered at City Hall today to ask the municipality to address the increasingly high levels of flooding in the community. Calling on Phnom Penh Governor Kep Chuktema to hear and address their complaints, the … Continue reading

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Pumping Continues Unabated

Oct. 9, 2010. While most of Cambodia celebrates the Pchum Ben national holiday by paying respects to their ancestors, Shukaku Inc. relentlessly continues pumping sand into Boeung Kak lake. What used to be the last restaurant in the southern part … Continue reading

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Boeung Kak Residents Mark World Habitat Day

Oct. 4, 2010. Hundreds of residents from urban poor communities in Phnom Penh met at Chenla Theatre to mark World Habitat Day, despite the increasing pressure particularly on Boeung Kak residents who now face regular human rights violations. Community members … Continue reading

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Boeung Kak Residents Continue Demanding their Rights Amidst Police Violence

Friday Oct. 1 saw police violently break up a demonstration by Boeung Kak residents in front of Hun Sen’s house. To see what happened, click here. For Phnom Penh Post coverage of recent events at the lake, click here.

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