Well, on the ground, it looks like this:
Homes, businesses, lives buried in a deluge of pumped sand. Erased. The villagers have no other choice but to move.
Let me be unequivocal on this point: The residents living along this lake have established valid possession rights to the land (i.e., they aren't squatters), so their forced eviction, by this means and without fair compensation or any shred of due process, is in contravention of Cambodian law.
Ridiculous. There go my Friday afternoon daydreams of red lipstick, bicycle rides and ice cream.