Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

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Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:54 am

Cambodia is being dismantled and sold off piece by piece. The whole country is up for sale. Singapore is but one of many vultures stripping the carcass. Unfortunately, informing the public will not reverse the process, but nobody can say they didn't know.
A short video:

When Your Land Is Stolen From Beneath Your Feet
Mar 11, 2019
Video by Kalyanee Mam

From 1975 to 1999, millions of Cambodian families were murdered, starved, or displaced by the Khmer Rouge regime. The filmmaker Kalyanee Mam’s family was among those uprooted from their homeland. Recently, Mam traveled back to the country from which her family fled. “What I found there shocked me completely,” she told me.

Nearly two decades following the dissolution of the regime, thousands of Cambodian families are experiencing a new wave of displacement. By talking with locals on the island of Koh Sralau, Mam found out that since 2007, the government of Cambodia has granted several private companies concessions to mine the country’s coastal mangrove forests. Each year, millions of metric tons of Cambodian sand are shipped to Singapore to expand that island nation’s landmass; Singapore has imported more than 80 million tons of sand so far. According to Mam, “The people and all the living creatures that depend on these forests for their livelihood are forced to cope with this massive loss.” In addition to displacing those who live and work on that land, Cambodia is also destroying its only natural barrier against erosion, rising sea levels, tsunamis, and hurricanes.

A young Cambodian islander, Phalla Vy, has dedicated herself to monitoring and speaking out against the sand dredging. Mam’s exquisite short documentary, Lost World, co-produced by Emergence Magazine and Go Project Films, evokes the pain of losing one’s land—and way of life—through Vy’s eyes.
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Re: Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

Post by Queef » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:54 am

Let's start the article with "poor me, the Khmer Rouge bla bla bla"

Last time I checked, Cambodians were destroying their own land. Stop blaming the Chinese (or the Singaporeans in that particular case). They wouldn't do what they're doing without the approval of the local and federal governments. There is only one group to blame: Cambodians.
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Re: Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

Post by markd » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:38 am

goodbye ecotoursim & rich natural eco beauty

hello greed, concrete & irreversible destruction
thru shit to more shit
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Re: Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:53 am

Cambodia’s environment, Singapore’s problem
Published 2 days ago on 31 March 2019
By Surekha A. Yadav
The reality is that Singapore’s clean, green reputation is built on our wealth — and our wealth has come at an environmental cost... to our neighbours.

A simple example is our land area. To support our expanding population and economic growth, Singapore has added over 100 square kilometres to its land area over the past 50 years.

This reclamation though depends on raw materials, particularly sand extracted at great environmental cost to our neighbours.

Forty million cubic tons have been poured into the sea around our coast and a significant portion of this has come from unscrupulous suppliers.

Entire islands have vanished from the sea in Indonesia and river beds and ecosystems in Cambodia have been destroyed on account of sand mining — with one destination for this sand being Singapore...
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Re: Singapore Construction is Destroying Cambodia's Mangroves (VIDEO)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:01 pm

A level look at Cambodia's sand exportation to Singapore:
S’pore’s alleged use of too much Cambodian sand to reclaim land highlighted again in recent documentary
But the issue is much more complicated than the video let on.
Ashley Tan | April 14, 04:26 am
https://mothership.sg/2019/04/land-recl ... singapore/
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