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Cambodia's Muslim Cham face eviction from Phnom Penh's riverbank

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:37 pm

as reported by Phnom Penh's own Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom collective..
Good job Thomas; :thumb:
Future of minority group living along Mekong River unclear as government seeks to 'beautify' city ahead of world summit.

.....But late last month, district chief Klang Huot gave the Cham a one-week deadline to leave "to ensure security, safety, order, beauty and public order and in preparation for the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM)," as well as to "lift up the reputation and beauty of Phnom Penh city."

The ASEM summit is to take place next year at the Sokha Hotel, which was built on the peninsula in the centre of the capital in 2009, and opened in 2015.
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Many in the minority Cham community earn their living through fishing. Here, Cham fishing boats are seen anchored in Chroy Changvar, the peninsula that sits at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River [Thomas Cristofoletti/ Ruom via Al Jazeera]

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ ... zk6d_BCfW4
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Re: Cambodia's Muslim Cham face eviction from Phnom Penh's riverbank

Post by Duncan » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:16 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:37 pm
as reported by Phnom Penh's own Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom collective..
Good job Thomas; :thumb:
Future of minority group living along Mekong River unclear as government seeks to 'beautify' city ahead of world summit.

.....But late last month, district chief Klang Huot gave the Cham a one-week deadline to leave "to ensure security, safety, order, beauty and public order and in preparation for the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM)," as well as to "lift up the reputation and beauty of Phnom Penh city."

The ASEM summit is to take place next year at the Sokha Hotel, which was built on the peninsula in the centre of the capital in 2009, and opened in 2015.
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Many in the minority Cham community earn their living through fishing. Here, Cham fishing boats are seen anchored in Chroy Changvar, the peninsula that sits at the confluence of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River [Thomas Cristofoletti/ Ruom via Al Jazeera]

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/12/ ... zk6d_BCfW4
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Re: Cambodia's Muslim Cham face eviction from Phnom Penh's riverbank

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:30 am

Cambodia's Chams• January 31, 2020
Out of sight, out of mind
Two months after they were initially handed a one-week eviction notice, the Chroy Changvar Cham community, now consigned to the river-bank, are still searching for a permanent home
By Rachna Thim

If you didn’t know it was coming to an end, life in the Chroy Changvar Cham fishing village would appear tranquil in many ways.

The settlement, or what’s left of it, is clustered below a glimmering white hotel on the muddy banks of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, on the very tip of the Chroy Changvar peninsula, the land that splits the two rivers in a wide fork that runs through Phnom Penh.

But though the villagers here can easily watch the growth of the city’s skyline on the opposite shore, their own small village is disappearing.

Fishing hauls have dwindled for the community in recent years as they have elsewhere in Cambodia, where low water levels in the rivers have accelerated a pattern of environmental degradation. But as hard as it is today to make a living here along the muddy banks, it will soon be impossible.

The decade-old Chroy Changvar Cham community has been evicted and their time to leave is fast running out.

A week after the Kingdom’s Water Festival celebration in November, Chroy Changvar District ordered the community to pack their things and clear out their makeshift homes, all of which are built on city-owned land.
Full article: https://southeastasiaglobe.com/cham-com ... hnom-penh/
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