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King Norodom Sihanouk

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Read all the obituaries from the UK quality press on one page.

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Henning Wessel Obituary

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The news broke late September that Henning Wessal (aka SunSan on the K440, Lonely Planet Thorn Tree and many other online forums) had passed away in Amsterdam, en route to Germany for medical treatment. The thread in the Khmer440 forums…

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Two Tonne Stockpile of Fake Drugs Seized in Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh – A guesthouse stockpiled with counterfeit medications imported from Vietnam was raided by police from the Anti-Economic Crimes Police Department of the Ministry of Interior, officials from the Ministry of Health, local authorities, and the Deputy Prosecutor of…

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Police Crackdown Continues: Jailbait Mamasan Nailed

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Phnom Penh – Police from Phnom Penh’s Anti-human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Department, led by Deputy Prosecutor Hao SayNa, arrested a mamasan and her male help for prostitution in connection with some Vietnamese girls (mostly underage, one still a virgin)…

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‘City Cat': Sugar Shack for Sugar Daddies Raided

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Phnom Penh – The female proprietor of a beauty salon located in the area of The Old Market, Daun Penh District was detained by Military Police at about 5 pm of the 19th of September, 2012, while ដឹកញីទៅស៊ីឈ្មោល (with latitude…

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Gottfrid Svartholm Warg: Cambodia Dead Tree Press Update

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Top photo courtesy of Oscar Swartz. Both the Phnom Penh Post and the Cambodia Daily state this morning that the deportation of Gottfrid – co founder of the Pirate Bay – is ”now imminent”. As Khmer440 reported exclusively last Saturday,…

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Pirate Bay’s Gottfrid Svartholm Warg Arrest Update

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Journalist Kate Bartlett is on the ground here in Phnom Penh and has written an update of the Gottfrid Svartholm Warg arrest story for the Cambodia Daily this morning. Sadly, the newspaper has no online edition, so hopefully, as Khmer440…

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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Arrested in Phnom Penh Cambodia

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Gottfrid Svartholm aka anakata, the Swedish computer specialist and co founder of the torrent website Pirate Bay, was arrested earlier this week by Khmer police at a Phnom Penh apartment where he’d been living for the past four years. It…

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Wild Elephant Brought Down Along Highway 48

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Koh Kong Province – A third elephant sighting has occurred along Highway 48, in the area of Chi Miel Village, Andoung Tuek Commune, Botum Sakor District. This latest elephant sighting, however, is not believed to involve the same elephant from…

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Bajaj Tuk Tuks: Cambodia’s Latest Dose of Indianisation

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Phnom Penh – In Cambodia two types of three wheeled motos ម៉ូតូកង់បី currently ply their trade: there is the Thai style three wheeled moto, known as the “tuk tuk” (unibody), and there is the Khmer style three wheeled moto, known…

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