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Is Trude Jacobsen a sell out who would take money from a serial rapist of Cambodian children to help him go free?

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Trude Jacobsen is a Professor at Northern Illinois University who claims to be an expert on Cambodian history and gender studies and sex trafficking and whatnot. Jacobsen teaches classes in women’s studies and portrays herself as an advocate for vulnerable…

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Planning a vacation abroad? You may be able to avoid an embassy

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Choosing your next vacation destination is not always the easiest task. There are so many choices and so many places that you may want to visit — all at once if possible. That may not be realistic, but one thing…

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A trip to Phú Quôc from Phnom Penh

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Currently there are two main ways to get to Phú Quoc Island from Phnom Penh: fly via Saigon, or go overland through Hà Tiên, and then take a ferry.  Over water festival a few friends and I chose to go the…

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From the Archives: A Rare Insight Into Growing Up in Phnom Penh

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Back in 2013 Khmer440.com had a regular user, Khmerized, a young European that went to high school here in Phnom Penh at the Lycée Français Renée Descartes (LFRD). He posted a very rare insight into the school and the environment as…

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The Curious Case of Robert Schmalohr

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On Sunday evening, 11 Feb, a new user signed up to Khmer440.com to post the following: “On Friday, Feb 9 Infamous con man and owner of Valentinos, an unsuccessful gay nightclub in Phnom Pehn, Robert Schmalohr was arrested by Khmer…

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American Shawn Daniel Sanchez Slits Woman’s Throat near Kep Crab Market

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  Around breakfast time on Wednesday, 28 Feb, police in Kep were actively searching for a foreign suspect in the gruesome murder of a Cambodian masseuse the night before at the crab market. At around 8 PM on 27 Feb,…

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The Art Bar – Something New to Check Out

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I had been hearing a lot about The Art Bar’s Sip and Paint as my Facebook and Instagram feed had been consistently popping up with people who have been there, and seemingly really enjoying the experience. As a person who…

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Cam-Beer-Dia! A Look at Cambodia’s Beer Market

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It is an indisputable fact that Cambodians love their beer. Whether it’s a simple get-together between friends or a lavish wedding ceremony, it seems that there is always an occasion to crack a can, pour into an ice filled glass…

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Do American Embassy Staffers Patronize Cambodian Brothels For “Research” Purposes?

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Despite however much I would like to consider myself a Cambodian insider, having lived here for two years, studying the language, working, and generally trying to take it all in from $1 street side congee to decadent meals at the…

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Cambodia Public Holidays 2018

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Getting ready to plan your beach holidays for 2018? Us too! The Royal Government of Cambodia Sub-Decree No. 202 sets out the Paid Public Holidays for 2018 for all Civil Servants, employees and workers in the Kingdom of Cambodia as:…

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