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US Missionary David Drueding found dead in Phnom Penh

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It has been a bad week for expat deaths in Phnom Penh as news reaches us of yet another death, this time of renowned US missionary Dr David Drueding, 66, who was found dead in his room at the Heng Pich Guest House on Street 84, directly opposite Calmette Hospital. He is believed to have died from natural causes. Continue reading

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Prominent expat dentist commits suicide in hospital

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Cambodian police are investigating the apparent suicide of prominent expat dentist Dr Wolfgang Schmidtberg who apparently killed himself in his hospital bed this morning, after being hospitalised for colon cancer. Continue reading

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Off the rails in Cambodia; two Brits and role played by the British Embassy

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There are few in the expat community here who haven’t heard a thing two about Nick Mclernan, 40, and Martin Gates, 24: Singlet Senior and Singlet Junior, Beavis and Butthead, Dumb and Dumber — half the city seems to have an opinion. For those that don’t know of this seedy morality tale of things gone awry in the Kingdom of Wonder, it focuses on the plight of two British men, McLernan and Gates, and strikes at the very heart of just what duties and responsibilities an Embassy has towards its citizens abroad. Continue reading

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Young Briton Marc Davey, 27, found dead at Walkabout Hotel

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27 year old British national Marc Davey from Leeds was found in a guestroom at the famous Walkabout Hotel on the corner of Street 51 and Street 174 in Phnom Penh when cleaners entered the room after failing to rouse the inhabitant when they came to clean his room. He was found at 1.45pm local time on Sunday April 5th 2015. When the cleaners entered the room he was slumped forward on the bed in a kneeling position. Continue reading

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Hanoi vs Beijing – Where does Cambodia stand?

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Tim LaRocco surveys the complicated web of international tensions across South East Asia and wonders if Cambodia’s careful balancing act can be maintained indefinitely. Continue reading

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Did the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia Betray Murdered American William Bryan Glenn?

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Gavinmac ponders the murder of William Bryan Glenn in Cambodia and asks whether the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh was at fault for his homicide Last week, the expatriate community in Cambodia learned of the shocking murder of an American…

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Weekly News Round Up

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It’s been a busy week for crimes and other incidents involving foreigners in Cambodia. Here’s Porky Pig’s round up of stories translated from the Khmer press. Continue reading

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Press Freedom and State Violence in Cambodia

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When it comes to seniority on the Cambodian expat circuit, I consider myself still a rookie, several pegs down the totem pole from some of the grizzled veterans who have made their bones in the Kingdom of Wonder over many…

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Liam Strother: Conman and Thief in Cambodia

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Liam Strother is 26, from Scotland and has spent the past few months traveling around Cambodia gaining the trust of tourists, expats and local businesses and then stealing from them. In Sihanoukville, he is reported to have left a trail…

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Khmers in a Huff over Oblivious Thai Putdown

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14th March, 2014, 7:00 am ដោយ: សូផុន -Poipet Town A 10 x 10 m trilingual placard set up on the grounds of the Star Vegas Resort and Casino, advertising the merits of the new Star Paradise Hotel, has raised the…

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