Source: Phnom Penh Post Prominent Boeung Kak activist Nget Khun was questioned in court yesterday over the violent attack on land activists at Wat Phnom three years ago, demanding compensation of 15 million riel (about $3,750) for being struck in the chest with a marble during the violence.
From the KA Set Article: Complaint Dismissed “With no surprise, the Court of Appeal dismissed the complaint lodged by Boeung Kak lake residents against private company Shukaku on Thursday December 25th. The Municipality of Phnom Penh had agreed for the latter to develop the area under a 99-year concession. After the hearing, there were tears… Read More In the News (KA Set): Rage and despair of Boeung Kak residents after their complaint is dismissed by the Court of Appeal
Article: “Overseas Aid Benefits Whom?” From the Article: “Boeung Kak was long ignored by Phnom Penh’s powerful elite — until recently, when they found a way to profit. In February 2007, the city entered into a 99-year lease agreement with Shukaku, Inc., a private domestic firm with close links to local politicians and Chinese developers.… Read More In the News: Japan Times Writes About Boeung Kak, Corruption
Monday, 08 December 2008 Written by Chhay Channyda The Phnom Penh Post Day-and-night filling by Boeung Kak developers has remaining residents worried more houses will be destroyed RESIDENTS of Village 4 on the edge of Phnom Penh’s Boeung Kak lake live in constant fear of losing their homes after another house collapsed on Saturday, with two more likely… Read More In the News: Will more houses be destroyed?
From Ka-Set, September 18, 2008: Boeung Kak : les jours du plus grand lac de Phnom Penh sont comptés – Zineb Dryef and Chan Soratha Boeung Kak: the days of the larger lake of Phnom Penh are numbered (translated by ‘babelfish’) “700 families according to the town hall, 4.225 families according to Office of the… Read More In The News: “The New City Of The East”