Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Yesterday I took some shoots about not a routine motor vehicle stop. Police were prepared with trucks for confiscating motorbikes from drivers whose driven thembikes without helmet and/or mirror. The lucky ones payed only $1 and could go. The police truck became full very fast with various type and age of motorbikes. How many times the truck had to turn back during the action? Many times and that happened probably at the other part of Phnom Penh too. Traffic accident is still a serious threat, claiming numerous lives in Cambodia. In Phnom Penh around 7o % of people wear helmets, while in the provinces only 45% or some places much less. The cheapest helmet cost $3 while the expensive ones $12-$15
Read the article in Phnom Penh Post where originally my photo was published.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, is the first cadre of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime is sentenced for 35 years by Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Mr. Chum Mey one of only survivor of Tuol Sleng (S-21) where Kaing Guek Eav alias Duch was the chief, demonstrating how was he chained in the same cell for years. Between 1975-79 as many as 16.000 prisoners, Khmer and Foreigner were held, starved to death, tortured or killed in S-21. Today the Khmer Rouge prison chief was sentenced to 30 years prison.