Category Archives: News

Mekong Shadows

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In 2012, a collection of short stories called ‘Phnom Penh Noir’ was released, edited by the highly talented Christopher G. Moore, author of the Vincent Calvino series of books (as well as some very cerebral essays on a number of…

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Solo Man Mark Coutelas arrested on ice charges

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From being a familiar face on Australian television, to chiropractor, to drugs busts in Sihanoukville – it’s a pretty steep decline over a couple of decades.  The star of the iconic Australian tv commercials for soft drink Solo, Mark Coutelas,…

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James Ricketson detained on ‘espionage’ charges in Cambodia

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Controversial Australian film-maker, James Ricketson, 68, has been charged under Article 446 of the Cambodian Criminal Code for “receiving or collecting information, processes, objects, documents, computerised data or files, with a view to supplying them to a foreign state or…

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British couple Imogen and Robert Goldie-Wells found hanged in Sihanoukville guesthouse

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A young British couple were found dead, presumably hanged in a suicide pact, in the Sihanoukville apartment they shared on the evening of Sunday January 1st.  It is believed they died together the previous night. Imogen Goldie-Wells, 28, and Robert Goldie-Wells,…

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2016 – The Khmer440 year in review

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  2016 has been a hell of a year, with the underdog, the anti-establishment figures and the disaffected finding themselves the people’s champions. Whether it was Leicester City winning the EPL, or the Chicago Cubs winning something in American cricket, or plucky Scotsman…

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Is Eric David Erdmann a falsely accused victim of mistaken identity, or a lying fugitive child sex offender?

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In late March, a new Khmer440 poster with the username “sniper_m4” started a topic in our discussion forums about “Being Followed.” Sniper_m4 expressed concern that a tuk tuk driver recently told his wife that he was being followed by Actions pour les Enfants (“APLE”), a well known pedophile-hunting, child protection NGO. Continue reading

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Finnish woman Jenny Jokela dies of head injuries following moto accident

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A young woman from Finland, Jenny Jokela, died earlier this week from head injuries following an accident on the motorbike she was riding in Sihanoukville. Miss Jokela, 22, worked at Papayago Guesthouse and had been in Cambodia for several months….

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Fugitive Belgian paedophile Pieter Ceulen under arrest after surrendering to police in Phnom Penh

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  Fugitive convicted paedophile Pieter Ceulen is in police custody and facing extradition to serve a 19 year prison sentence in Belgium after his lawyers negotiated a surrender today.  He was arrested by Child Protection Unit officials at Independent Monument…

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Where are they now? Psychologist Dr Ken ‘Carrington’ Wilcox

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  Longtime readers of Khmer440 will surely remember the name Kenneth Drew Wilcox. Wilcox is a psychologist who had a private practice in Phnom Penh from about 2005 through 2010. Dr. Wilcox’ online resume says that he started his private…

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Fugitive Dutch paedophile Pieter Ceulen believed to be in Siem Reap

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A convicted Dutch paedophile and former banker, Pieter Ceulen, 60, is believed to be in Siem Reap after fleeing Europe this week, just two days before an Antwerp court handed him long prison sentence for child sex crimes. According to…

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