Friday, January 30, 2009

Kh-nhom Min Prom Leuy - "Do Not Agree": A protest song by Dey Krahorm Residents



Written by community leader, Chan Vichet, in response to the Municipality’s final offer of $20,000. Recorded by John Vink (www.johnvink.com) 5 days before violent eviction of Dey Krahorm.

Do Not Agree

Chorus: We do not agree….
  1. They have told us to dismantle our houses to move away. They would evict us on the 30th [last month]. They came to force us to dismantle our house. If we do not follow them, we will meet bad luck.
  2. The valuable land, Oknha [rich man] has a lot of money in his hand. He walks around and cheats people to make villagers worry. They let us stay for 3 days. We could not decide to do anything. We only wish the Buddha would help us stop worrying.
  3. Everyday we absolutely worry and feel confused in our minds. They have given us one price, which we weren’t allowed to consider in advance. They said $20,000, so we do not agree.
  4. They want to take our land and force us to sell to them for $20,000. How can we?! Please Buddha help us. Do not come to attack us for $20,000. Do not compel us to sell you our houses, we will not agree.
  5. Pity us, please do not bond us tightly. Do not use your power to violate the poor. We are poor, we do not have money and property. Please have mercy, have pity on us.
No, no, no I don’t agree, no, no, no
No, no, no I don’t agree, no, no, no
No, no, no I don’t agree, no, no, no
No, no, no, I don’t agree, no, no no

Chorus: It is too cheap…

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

IF this song was recored in studio, it will be good now. Children will sign along the roads

Anonymous said...

Are they supposed to be happy? why choose that rythm?

Anonymous said...

I you don't agree than you recieved nothings.

Anonymous said...

7NG needs Dey Krahorm for a complex building shoping and buro, and we give all this people a new department for every family.

Anonymous said...

The khmer government want to build up of Cambodia country and you guy say no so you guy want Cambodia country look like khmer rouge took Cambodia country over or you guy want our country growing like city in the world?

Anonymous said...

8:47PM and let the fucking ah Hun Xen and crony pay for it too not only weak people to pay for your mother fucker development!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, this very good song, please anyone helps them to make a CD album and the children can sing it on the street!!! or the people can do it whenever the land problem occurs.


Thanks

Anonymous said...

8:47 PM :

The residents at Dey Krohom and everywhere else in the country do want to develop their country, but the procedures how to develop, that is the problem!!!

They just want justice, equality and share-benefits from the developments. The rich Ukhnaa always use government as their tools to take advantages from the people, and stupid government is always used as a hunting dog!!!

Please think, what do you mean by development??? for Hun Sen, for Ukhnaa, people or for all???

Thanks

Anonymous said...

it's a fantastic song
long live to you and died for a kwack et a sihanouk and a chkè rannaridh sex slave .a tru dog '

Anonymous said...

With $20,000 you can escape poverty in Cambodia...by starting a business, a new life...by working! These people want enough money to allow them to stay lazy and unemployed in slums all their lives.

son of farmer said...

But where is da money? Only yar word...

Why ain't ya say, offering 1 million US dollar, but these greedy evictees ain't take it?

Even an illiterate fool ain't believe ya!

Anonymous said...

weird...seemed like these guys are enjoying singing more than feeling hurt!

Anonymous said...

homeless and still happy to sing a song altogether!!!
What's a snap???
Incredible!!! I can't belive the resident still do that fucking song.

Go....Go...the Dey Krahorm

The resident gone wild.

Anonymous said...

And then ten years from now, "Kyom Sabay Jeth Nath", "Kun Kyom mean Kar Lo-or nah", "Heuy Tpeah tmey Kyom kor tlay derl", ...