Community in mourning

On Jun. 2011, some 80 members of the Boeung Kak Lake Community gathered at the funeral ceremony of a man who committed suicide by jumping into the lake on May 23, 2011. Mr. Pon Rina, also called San Samol, who was 38 years old, had lived in Village 24 since 1994. According to community members at the funeral, Mr. Rina committed suicide because of the heightened stress caused by the ongoing land dispute in the area. He left behind a son and elderly parents.

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