Stories about Cambodia from January, 2007
Cambodia: Paying Fair Wages
Diana at Cambodia Calling compares her life in her former home Singapore to her current home Cambodia. The blogger also describes why her company, a garment manufacturing unit, believes in paying fare wages to the workers.
Cambodia: The “Jungle Woman” of Cambodia
Y Samphy rounds up press coverage on the Cambodian jungle girl. The girl was missing for 18 years and was captured recently while attempting to steal food. The jungle girl cannot speak any human language and communicates by using gestures.
Cambodia: Getting Married to the Family
Vutha writes about the tradional marriages in Cambodia and the customs associated with such a marriage including the dowry that the groom's family has to pay to to the bride's family.
Cambodia: Involve People in ASEAN
Vireak in Cambodia argues that for the regional group ASEAN(Association of South East Asian Nations) to succeed, it needs more involvement of the people living in the region rather than the politicians. “Politically, we’re divided but our people have generally been getting along well. Why not using the people power...
Cambodia: Preventing Rapes
Vutha in Cambodia highlights the problems faced by rape victims and blogs about some recommendations to help prevent rapes.
Caught On Camera: Human Rights Videos on GV
You'd be forgiven for thinking it's been Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, in recent weeks, but GV has covered other human rights videos that deserve a bit of limelight – so, in this regular new feature, I'm going to round up the best of those recent stories. Something for WITNESS's Amazon Wishlist...
Cambodia: Journalists in Blackmail Incident
Vutha in Cambodia talks about two journalists who were arrested after they allegedly tried to blackmail an actress claiming that they had proof that the actress appeared in a pornographic movie.
Cambodia: Selling and Buying Sex
Mungkol and a friend are having a discussion on selling and buying sex. The blogger has a mini-survey for his readers to find out some of the moral and ethical issues involved.
Cambodia: Child Pornography
Vutha is concerned about the spread of child pornography in Cambodia. “Presently, porn VCDs have been selling on the market and spreading throughout the country even to small distant remote village. So that, the government have obligation to take strong action against the sales and import of porn VCDs and...
Missing in Cambodia: Eddie Gibson
It was in October 2004, when 19-year-old Eddie Gibson traveled to Cambodia from Thailand and went missing. Until today nobody knows the whereabouts of the English backpacker. The parents are now in Cambodia and they have offered a reward for information on Eddie Gibson. His last email to his mother,...
Cambodia: Pollution Concerns
Chlim01 is concerned about the risk of oil spills on the Mekong river after reading a report that is talking about China using Mekong river to ship oil to its south western province of Yunnan. Mekong river originates in China and flows through Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. The...
Cambodia: Life of a Child Vendor
Vutha introduces us to a ten year old girl who sells bracelets to tourists to support her family and her education.
Cambodia: Predictions for 2007
Vireak comes up with some amusing and not so amusing predictions for 2007. One of them deals with the blogging scene in Cambodia. “The Khmer blogging bubble to burst. So the khmer blogosphere has been growing alot in 2006. But in 2007, it may be another story. Lack of ideas...
Meet The New Urban Cambodian Woman And Blogger: Keo Kalyan
In a country where long-time respected traditions dominate the way of life of the people, the role of women in education, social work and general lifestyle is still limited compared to men. “Women are supposed to stay at home, and always behave quietly and sweetly,” stated the Women’s Code of...