Barbequeing a dog for dinner

by John Einar Sandvand on November 21, 2009

Just outside Phnom Penh I came across this scene: A few young men barbequeing a dog.

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Fish massage in Siem Reap

by John Einar Sandvand on August 23, 2009

Let hundreds of small fish have the party of their life on your feet! “Fish massage” is a popular and very fun activity at the night market in Siem Reap in Cambodia.  Here is a small taste:

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Different local legacies for Khmer Rouge leaders

by John Einar Sandvand on August 22, 2009

Here are the graves in Anlong Veng of two of the most prominent Khmer Rouge leaders: Pol Pot and Ta Mok. Both men were responsible for mass killings – yet one of them is still being honored by many in the local community. Who do you think?

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A photo of changing times

by John Einar Sandvand on August 20, 2009

Look closely at this photo, taken in Anlong Veng in Cambodia, the latest stronghold of Khmer Rouge. Not many years ago it would have been impossible to find this motive in this area. Why?

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Cambodia’s snake boy

by John Einar Sandvand on August 12, 2009

He is nine years old and keeps a 5 meter long python snake as his pet. Oun Sambath from Cambodia and his snake Cham Roeun have been together since they both were babies.

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Phnom Penh garbage scavengers face eviction

by John Einar Sandvand on June 1, 2009

scavenger7The scavengers at Stung Meanchey are on the bottom of society in one of Asia’s poorest countries. Now they may be asked to move any day, making their lives even more miserable.

 

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Was arrested by her own sex customers

April 14, 2009

She was a 17 year old prostitute and most of her customers were police men. When the brothel was raided she was arrested by the same police men who so often had bought sex from her.

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Cambodia Reading: Khmer Rouge tribunal of little concern for young Cambodians

April 5, 2009

Most young people in Cambodia have poor knowledge of the Khmer Rouge years.

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Trial of Duch: Video recordings of the second day – the apology

April 1, 2009

Former Tuol Sleng chief Duch asked for forgivenes from victims on the second day of the Khmer Rouge tribunals in Cambodia. Here are video recordings of the proceedings.

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Khmer Rouge tribunal: Historic apology – and an obstructing prime minister

March 31, 2009

What an odd contrast Cambodia can be: On the same day as torture chief Duch publicly asked the people for forgiveness, prime minister Hun Sen did everything he could to obstruct the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

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Trial of Duch: Video recordings of first day

March 30, 2009

The first substantive hearing in the trial of former Tuol Sleng chief Duch opened today. Here are video recordings of the first day – in which all the charges against Duch are presented.

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Cambodia Reading: Torture chief to give his testimony

March 29, 2009

Topics this week:

* Tuol Sleng chief Duch to give his testimony
* Ex-Khmer Rouge still dominates regions of Cambodia
* A new generation of Cambodian journalists

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Remembers Pol Pot as a “gentle man”

March 24, 2009

As head of Khmer Rouge, Pol Pot was responsible for the deaths of up to 2 million people. Yet Kong Duong, who worked closely with him in the 1980s, describes Pol Pot’s personality as far from that of a monster.

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Cambodia reading: The tough fight against child prostitution in Cambodia

March 22, 2009

Topics this week:

* Child prostitution
* Oil exploration
* Deportation of refugees from USA to Cambodia.

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