Over three years after Shukaku Inc started filling Boeung Kak lake with sand to make way for a CPP Senator’s massive real estate project, Google Maps has now completely erased the image of the lake, which the municipality’s year-end report says is now 95 percent full of sand.
It was not clear yesterday when or why the image was altered, but as of October 2011, the Google Map of the area still depicted the entire lake. Google did not respond to a request for comment.
“The young generation will not know Boeung Kak,” said community representative Tol Sreypeou, whose family was one of about 500 families that have received a land title at the site.
Council of Ministers spokesman Ek Tha said the was being filled to beautify the city. “What Google is doing concerning this issue, that’s Google’s business,” Mr. Tha said. …
Chhorn Chansy and Olesia Plokhii, P. 19
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