Somaly Mam expose in CD?

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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby Bosco » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:05 pm

Felgerkarb wrote:In the end it's he said she said type thing chalked up to jealousy over the Siem Reap Salon, etc.

Exactly, yet the Daily spin it out into a feature article. The financials are interesting though as they are certainly going through a serious chunk of change in salaries.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby Vox Clamantis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:06 pm

This looks like quite good reporting but like others have said, the problem is it comes from the CD who have no idea how to distribute the story to better news outlets which will make something of it. BK and his lick-spittle editors will make sure (through their own incompetence) that this story never reaches those it should.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby willie » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:23 pm

I met Somaly once. I liked her.

This is a sad story in many ways, but one that must be told. The end justifies the means is usually the beginning of the end for most "help people organizations."

Shasta told K440 members a few years ago about the deceit and sham of Somaly's good intentions. Most of my western friends refused to acknowledge these serious accusations at the time and I believe most will ignore the facts presented here. Both the political right and left have common agreement with her. It is not the truth, it is the mission that counts with the majority.

However, i think Somaly will come out of this smelling like a rose. Do you throw out the baby with the water? There have been many children that have been helped by her organizations however it does not in anyway make her less guilty in the abuse of truth.

She now has the qualifications to run for public office.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby Duncan » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:34 pm

Vox Clamantis wrote:This looks like quite good reporting but like others have said,


the problem is it comes from the CD who have no idea how to distribute the story to better news outlets which will make something of it.


BK and his lick-spittle editors will make sure (through their own incompetence) that this story never reaches those it should.



Yes, they should take lessons from the British tabloids and have headlines like '' These girls were sold to a brothel on the planet mars'' or '' The girls in my care were raped by aliens. "
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby ken svay » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:16 pm

We have known for ages that somaly mam was a greedy fraudster but why has the daily tipped the bucket on her yet ran the puff piece on morrish and SISHA?
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby starkmonster » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:27 am

The Daily is effectively an industry specific newspaper that focuses on stories that are relevant to those involved in development aid. That's where it's come from and that's where it gets the majority of its ad revenue.

I think they will only throw an NGO under the bus if the story is becoming impossible to ignore and they are 100% sure of themselves. If the story is about the private sector or locals with links to the government, just a few 'opinions' from curtain NGO's and 'independent political analysts' is enough.

It will be interesting to see if they follow up recent revelations about MLF and SISHA with a story asking whether Cambodia does need an NGO law? At the moment there are no financial checks or balances for NGO's that are only registered here, those two only got outed in part because they have legal presences in the U.S that certainly does.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby shadow » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:40 am

I am no fan of Somaly Mam, I think she is a fraud. But on the expenditure side from the information on this thread it would look very good compared to some of the more world renowned charity organizations that only spend 2-5% of earnings on the actual intended recipient.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby vladimir » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:48 am

Precisely, shadow.

First red flag for an NGO: inordinate expenditure on non-target groups/ very high salary percentages.
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby ricecakes » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:32 pm

When will the SISHA audit results get released ?
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby keeping_it_riel » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:53 pm

ricecakes wrote:When will the SISHA audit results get released ?


I understand that the findings are with SISHA and have been for some time. In fact, I'm told they were due to be released a couple of weeks ago but weren't.

Incidentally, there have been a few changes to SISHA's 'expert advisory group'. Take a look........

http://www.sisha.org/about-us/who-we-are/expert-advisory-group/
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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby vladimir » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:02 pm

:lol:

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Re: Somaly Mam expose in CD?

Postby ricecakes » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:20 pm

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