Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Cause of Progress Trailer

You can now get a taste for the upcoming film Cause of Progress by Irish filmmaker Chris Kelly. Featuring extensive footage of Boeung Kak and other land grabs and evictions around Cambodia, the film is now at a critical stage … Continue reading

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PP Post: Villagers reject MPP on-site plan

On May 30, the Phnom Penh Post reported BKL residents have rejected an on-site development plan proposed by the MPP. The plan, which requires households to live in apartment buildings, fell short of the villagers’ demands for individual plots for … Continue reading

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PP Post: Boeung Kak villagers claim delaying tactics

Representatives of villagers from the Boeung Kak lakeside claimed yesterday that Phnom Penh Municipal authorities were delaying negotiations over a proposal for on-site resettlement as part of a strategy to evict villagers. Boeung Kak residents have been in talks with … Continue reading

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VOA: BKL Residents Seek Land Measurement

Residents facing eviction in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake development sent a request to the city on Thursday asking for the establishment of a commission to measure plots of land they think could solve the problem. The request comes amid … Continue reading

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World Bank stops short of punishment on BKL, waits negotations

The World Bank issued the below press release on May 16, 2011: Statement from the World Bank on Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project PHNOM PENH, Monday, May 16, 2011 – We have reported to the Board of Executive Directors … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy publishes story on BKL

Foreign Policy, the award-winning magazine of global politics and economics, has published a piece on Boeung Kak. You can read it here.

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Boeung Kak beatings no human rights violation: official (via Phnom Penh Post)

Om Yentieng, head of the Anticorruption Unit and the government’s human rights committee, claimed this week that no human rights violations were committed during a violent police crackdown against protestors from the Boeung Kak lakeside outside the Phnom Penh City … Continue reading

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