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A movie set in Cambodia would seem an ideal choice for this week’s review. It would, except for the salient fact that Bertrand Tavernier’s Holy Lola doesn’t contain an awful lot of Cambodia despite being set and filmed here.

Neither does it contain a …

uni

My first stint at teaching in Asia was in Bangkok in 1993. I had just come off of a year?s travel in eight countries and couldn’t imagine returning to the US after only one year on the Asia trail.

Aside from the most minimal …

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by Mac Hathaway

As the director of the Hathaway Gender Consultancy Ltd., I work closely with international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to provide empirical research on issues related to gender.

The efforts of the NGO community in dealing with gender-issues in Cambodia have been …

fat cat cigar

They are at it again, this last month I counted 172 NGO job advertisements in the local media and 17 private sector jobs. The problem is not how International NGO’s work; the problem is how to make them stop.

Cambodia is not …

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Hat Tip to Jeff at the Jungle Blog

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By Lee Robinson

It’s been a while since rumours started circulating around the ESL world that Thailand would tighten its grip with a whitening of the knuckles on its already stringent visa laws and now it seems to be doing just this with a …

cops

Although Phnom Penh is generally a safe place, there have recently been a number of assaults and robberies on foreigners which have generally happened late at night.

One of our readers has supplied some valuable security advice. If you believe you are being followed …

drivchimp

Who would be the worst driver to encounter on a Cambodian road? A retarded chimpanzee shot full of dope who was eating a banana rather than using the steering wheel, or; your average Khmer driver – specifically owners of 4×4s or HGV drivers?

Having covered …

vespa

I’ve always taken the view that work (well, enjoyable work such as writing) is the polar opposite of being dead. Sometimes that thought pops up into my mind when anything really gloomy happens such as driving my Vespa into a black wheelie bin a …

united93

The story of flight 93 entered American patriotic mythology almost the moment the first reports of a crashed 4th airliner started to reach the press. The heroic image of ordinary people standing up to save the lives of others has a patriotic resonance that …