· February, 2006

Stories about Cambodia from February, 2006

Cambodia, Malaysia: Blogmeet

  24 February 2006

Cambodia-based blogger and cartoonist Jinja reports on a meeting he set up with Malaysian bloggers on his trip to Kuala Lumpur. “We also chew over the idea that we should have some more exchange within Southeast Asia. Maybe a regional portal, or a Cambodia/Malaysia blogger exchange? Most of us have...

Cambodia: Moving Power

  21 February 2006

Lux Mean observes that rural Cambodians seeking redress now wait in front of the Prime Minister's residence instead of before the Royal Palace or the Parliament: “Before, people went to the Royal Palace to ask for help from the King. The change may be led by either the frequent absence...

Cambodia: At a Crematorium

  20 February 2006

travel-itch visits a Buddhist crematorium in Cambodia: “It looked like most Southeast Asian temples: walls of whitewashed concrete topped with curlicues of gilt plasterwork, and shiny bas reliefs jutting out from dark-painted surfaces. But there was a large pile of wizened-looking logs next to it.”

Cambodia: The Shadow of the Past

  14 February 2006

In 1970 a boy of ten Nhem En joined Khmer Rouge. He was sent to study photography in China, and six years later became a photographer of death at Tuol-Sleng genocide museum, the site of S-21. He told journalists in 2001 about his past work that “they [the prisoners] always...

Cambodia: Sign Language

13 February 2006

Jinja at webbed feet, web log has some examples of Cambodian sign language. “Foreigner” is signed by making a motion like one has a long nose!

Cambodia: Scary Movie

10 February 2006

KhmerAK watches a Cambodian horror movie and gives the plot away: “Srey Neang become a very Scary Ghost!!! She go back to village and kill peoople who have killed her family!…Nobody can stop her!!!”

Cambodia: Missing Persons

8 February 2006

Lux Mean comments on the advertisements that often appear in Cambodian newspapers from relatives searching for family members who went missing during the Khmer Rouge regime: “When I see such notices I always read to see whether the names match my lost uncles.”

A Zestful Welcome to the Wonders of the World

  5 February 2006

The best food of a country is the traditional food which has been tried and tested over the centuries. It suits the climate, and uses the best products of that country. We all have long food related memories: the aromas from the kitchens of our childhood remain when many other...

Cambodia: Painter of the Khmer Rouge

1 February 2006

Phatry Pan interviews Vann Nath, who painted Khmer Rouge propaganda and portraits of leader Pol Pot in return for his life being spared.

Cambodia: Truth in Khmer

1 February 2006

Kwii's Conscience discusses how, since the Khmer Rouge auto-genocide, Khmer people have a difficult time forming honest relationships. “During the war, all that trust was broken. Family and friends turned on each other for survival. So no one trusts anyone–especially Khmer people.”