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 Kak as well as other eviction sites in Cambodia.
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… Read More Shukaku: Development must have negative effects
Oct. 13, 2010. See Magnum photographer John Vink’s latest photos from the flooding at Boeung Kak here.
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 residents were met by deaf ears. Eventually, as is becoming a standard response to BKL… Read More Flooding Reaches New Highs
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 of Village 1 is now but a few poles in a dune, while abandoned houses,… Read More Pumping Continues Unabated
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 spoke of the plight facing them, while Christophe Peschoux, Country Director of OHCHR, delivered a… Read More Boeung Kak Residents Mark World Habitat Day
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.