Stories about Cambodia from December, 2008
In the previous post (Southeast Asia: Newsmakers of 2008), I wrote about the major events that took place in Southeast Asia. In this article, I will highlight other stories which became controversial as well.
Vuthasuf compares beer products of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to the environment and economics. They shared stories such as the prohibition of cannabis in Japan, how ads for children's food...
For Southeast Asia, 2008 was a year of terrible disasters, both natural and man-made. Rice consumption was reduced, milk products were contaminated with melamine, jobs were lost, bloggers were arrested, and homes were destroyed. But the situation is not hopeless.
Nguon Serath writes about the grim situation of restaurant workers in Cambodia.
Denith uploads a collection of Khmer paintings.
Chanroeun uploads an article which tackles how Cambodians are treating their senior citizens
Cambodia's Department of Cinema prevented organizers of a cultural event to show pictures of people collecting countryside rats, pictures of opposition party leader Sam Rainsy and a slideshow of evicted people marching to Phnom Penh to appeal to the Prime Minister.