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Somaly Mam
Sat, 18 October 2014

Somaly Mam foundation shuts down

The Somaly Mam Foundation has shut down following allegations that its former president and namesake, Cambodia’s most famous anti-sex trafficking activist, fabricated details about her own back story and those of supposed sexual-ass

A protester holds up fake dollar bills in protest against the agreement to send refugees to Cambodia
Sat, 18 October 2014

Anti-refugee protest dogged by xenophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday morning calling for a controversial refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia to be scrapped.

Sat, 18 October 2014

Another 11 land concessions cancelled

The government has seized another 62,000 hectares worth of economic land concessions held by 11 private companies because they have failed to develop the land or adversely affected villagers living there, Environment Minister Say Sa

Sat, 18 October 2014

Ebola measures have been taken, gov’t tells investors

As world leaders vowed to dramatically step up the global response to the Ebola virus this week, the Cambodian government sought to reassure investors that they are making adequate preparations to contain an outbreak in the Kingdom.

Sat, 18 October 2014

Police recruit charged with girlfriend murder

A police recruit arrested earlier this week in connection with the murder of his 20-year-old girlfriend was officially charged yesterday by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Garment workers protest at Canadia Park in Veng Sreng in September.
Sat, 18 October 2014

GMAC paid for gov’t officials' perks

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia admits to paying for country club memberships for members of ministries, as well as thousands in donations, raising questions about ethics in the sector

Civil parties protest outside the court
Sat, 18 October 2014

Khmer Rouge accused pledge to boycott trial

Opening statements in Case 002/02 at the Khmer Rouge tribunal became acts of protest yesterday, as the defences for co-accused Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan both walked out of the courtroom, pledging to boycott future hearings on the

Roger Huerta spars during a training session at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket
Sat, 18 October 2014

Huerta finds home at Tiger Muay Thai

Roger Huerta has had a life “that Hollywood producers make movies about,” according to his former UFC profile.

Eric Kayser is part of a family of bakers that stretches back six generations
Sat, 18 October 2014

Breaking bread with top boulanger, France’s Eric Kayser

The celebrated baker, who has launched franchises everywhere from Tokyo to Kinshasa, has arrived in Cambodia’s capital and set up shop in AEON mall.

Deep fried ribs and tom yum gai
Sat, 18 October 2014

Tom Yum Kung, take two

Tom Yum Kung on Street 278 has for a while been my regular go-to for a Thai fix.

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More on monks
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