Stories about Cambodia from November, 2006
Cambodia: Kite Weilding Terrorists?
Details are Sketchy writes about the ridiculous comments made by Cambodian information minister supporting the police confiscation of kites from protesters who were planning to fly them in front of the national assembly.
Cambodia: Cambodia's Rabbi
Arie meets the first and only native rabbi in Cambodia.”Jewish? In Phnom Penh? Adollah would like to meet you. He's very friendly, free with his blessings, and he may be able to heal the sick.”
Cambodia: Meeting a Legend
Vireak has a chance encounter with a legendary Khmer dancer. “Neak Kru Em Theay was one of the most famous dancers of the Royal Palace during the 50s to 70s. She has been commonly known as the Tenth dancer or the Tenth Apsara and is the only survivor amongst the...
Cambodia: The Second Leading Cause of Deaths
Vutha in Cambodia reports that Buddhist Monks gathered in a park to commomorate victims of road accidents. Accidents are now the second leading cause of death in Cambodia after HIV/AIDS.
Cambodia: After the Vietnamese Left
Chhay Vet continues his series of memoirs on the recent history of Cambodia. In this episode he recalls the years immidiately after the Vietnamese left Cambodia. The Vietnamse initially attacked Cambodia in 1978 and got rid of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime but stayed on till the early 90s.
Cambodia: Avoiding the .kh Domain
Vireak via Details are Sketchy has a post that explains why Cambodian businesses avoid using the Cambodian (.kh) internet domain for their websites.
Cambodia: Life and Work in Cambodia
Diana, a Singaporean in Cambodia compares her working life in Singapore to her current location in Cambodia. The blogger also explains why flexible work schedule is not preferred in Cambodia.
Cambodia: Somaly Mam awarded Women of the Year by Glamour magazine
Somaly Mam works hard. She works hard to cope with her past. In her childhood, she experienced rape, torture, and violence. With her husband Pierre Legros, she founded the AFESIP (Agir pour les Femmes en Situation Précaire) NGO in 1997 in Cambodia where trafficking in persons is one of the...
Cambodia: Minefield Trip
The filmmakers writing the lianlian blog take an unusual trip in Cambodia. “But then, Aki Ra invited us to join him on a demining expedition. The offer caught us off-guard. Triggered long, heated discussions and caused a few sleepless nights. How dangerous exactly, was a minefield? Did we really need...
Cambodia: Celebrating Water Festival
Julayne describes the water festival celebration in Cambodia. “I love how much the people of Cambodia celebrate things that actually matter….I mean, to celebrate, in such a huge way, the gift of water…it's amazing to think about all the things we take for granted. “
Cambodia: Life of a Karaoke Girl
Vutha describes the life of a girl working at a Karaoke bar in Cambodia. Koraoke bars are a common sight across South East Asia and East Asia and they usually employ young girls as hostess to provide company to the mostly male clientele.
Cambodia: A Cambodian Wins Woman of the Year Award
Andy Brouwer is pleased that the Cambodian activist Somaly Mam was awarded the Woman of the Year award by the US magazine Glamour. In an earlier post, Andy has written about Somaly Mam and the work she is doing in Cambodia. “If you aren't aware of Somaly Mam, she's the...