The massively currupt (according to many reports) Cambodian government is screwing about 4,000 residents of the Boeung Kak Lake area in Phnom Penh out of their homes, their land and their neighborhood. Read about it here.
Its a really shitty deal and it is not the first time. Many families were forcibly evicted from their homes and dumped in a big mud puddle with no infrastructure about 20km outside of town last year and in Cambodia no one is held accountable for such inhumane atrocities. In truth, it seems to happen all over the country. They call it land grabbing.
As you may know, I consider politicians - just about all of them everywhere - to be the lowest of the low and I don't get involved in politics except for a bit in America where I am a citizen, but this is NOT a political issue, it is an issue of basic human rights and decency. It just so happens that the culprit is the government.
Well you know why governments put criminals in prison? It's because they hate competiton!
Please don't get me wrong. The American government is no better really. The war in Iraq being just the latest assault on humanity and decency waged by greedy, corrupt and untrustworthy politicians from my homeland.
So, a big FUCK YOU to governments everywhere! Hah.