Denis Jones

I’ve been retained by the Jones family in the UK to look into the matter of the disappearance of their son, Denis. I can share a few facts with you, and also let you know that there are a few things you can do to help.

The family has in fact notified the UK …

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Not eating our pets

Whilst in the West pets are a source of joy, in Cambodia pets are a source of protein. Rationality tells us it can’t be more wrong to eat a dog then a pig; indeed haven’t we all read somewhere that …

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Ministry of the Interior’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Police in collaboration with America’s FBI yesterday arrested Daniel Stephen Johnson, an American citizen.

The arrest was made at a house in Sonsom Kosol Village, Beoung Thom Phun Commune, Mean Chey District, on the 9th of …

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The day is already hot, the air a humid mix of dust and engine fumes billowing from an array of mottos, 4 wheel drives, buses and ropey delivery trucks.

They wait in the shadow of tall glass towers, squatting patiently, swatting away the street …

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With Pchum Ben less than a week away I got a call from an unknown number on my cell phone. Usually picking up a mystery call results in my apologizing in Khmer for not speaking enough Khmer, and I eventually get hung up on. …

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1. Respect

In the West the phrase, “old person” is so objectionable that it needs to be pussyfooted around with terms like, “older person” or “senior”. In Cambodia if you call a fifty year old guy “Tha” (grandfather), he is likely to be very pleased. Why? …

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When was the first time you heard about Cambodia? Are you (very) old and remember the ‘Golden Era’, mature enough to remember the Nixon/Kissinger policy of B-52 diplomacy, when most people were concentrating on TV news showing college drop-outs and black Americans merking …

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If you regularly ride around Phnom Penh on a motorbike the unfortunate truth is that your likelihood of being involved in some form of accident at one point or another is reasonably high. However, there are a few simple ways to improve your chances …

precept day

I first became aware of Precept Day when I was awoken from sleep by the sound of 20 ancient Khmers chanting outside my bedroom door. The old people were sat on the tiled floor of the head monk’s residence chanting some mystical language. …

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Three kings and one dictator watch BKK1, Phnom Penh’s exclusive district. To the north, lies the late king Sihanouk with his effigy is rendered in concrete on a road island. The southern border is held in place by Sihanouk’s allay, Mao Tse Tsung. Sihanouk’s …