Monthly Archives: November 2011

Beung Kak Lake Tragedy Continues On

 

Chea Dara’s body is still not found. Witnesses saw her jumped off the Chroy Changvar Bridge last night. She was 32 years old and left behind 2 young children and a loving and caring husband.

The family has actively lead the fight to regain their property from Shukaku company. 

She was one of the 9 women from Beung Kak Lake detained by police earlier this year.

We must put an end to this development that kills lives and leave families broken and in despair.

We pray for Dara’s soul.

She had a family that loved her, a community that depended on her courage. 

Time to change a leader that sells half of Cambodia.

http://johnvink.com/news/2011/11/boeung-kak-lake-and-now-they-die/

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Standing with the People to Defend Land Rights

Standing with the people. HIV/AIDS affected residents of Borei Keila
fighting for their rights for housing. I was able to
get owner of company Phanimex to compensate villagers as defined by
contract.

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Entire SRP could walk: Mu Sochua

Standing with the People

Tuesday morning
22 November.

The remaining 150 families left out of the development of Borei Keila have been demonstrating for months to get their apartments.

Mainly women and children, many are affected with HIV/AIDS wanted to occupy the main street to draw attention of the prime minister. A woman was injured in the head just a few moments before I appeared on the scene.

L ike at any demonstration, police outnumbered the protesters. I was able to stop the police from using more violence, not after over one hour of hard confrontation and negotiation.

Finally, I was able to help negotiate a deal with the developer in favour of the families. According the deal, those with documents will receive housing and those without proper documents will receive some form of compensation which will be discussed once a full list of all families is put together.

A very long day.

Lawmaker Calls For Closer Adherence to Peace Accords

In Remembrance of Koh Pich

On 22 November, 2010 in less than one hour, over 300 people found death on Koh Pich bridge and thousands other were injured.

The stampede was caused by neglect of the authorities in securing the crowd of more than 2 million villagers who came to the city for the annual Water Festival. Until today, no one has taken responsibility over this human tragedy.

Parents still live through the pain of losing their children-most of the victims were in their teens or early 20’s.

We continue to demand an in-depth investigation by an independent committee. Very unlikely to happen as this private island belongs to the family and members of the ruling party.

LETTERS FROM BURMA

DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI with grace and warmth welcomed our team to her peaceful home. She entered the room and gently remarked that U Win Htein -her senior adviser had not poured us tea "Just like a man". I met him in Bali last week. His first trip abroad since the 1970's. A man with a warm smile. He spent over 15 years in jail.