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By Chhay Vet

Typists get paid by the words they type a minute; therefore it’s in their interest to work as quickly as possible. Planning major life events, such as your own marriage, is entirely the opposite and there is no need to rush, …

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A few months ago, I made a trip to Kampong Chhnang with my friend, Srey Mom, to check out the old, abandoned Chinese-built airport and some of the surrounding Khmer Rouge era infrastructure. While the massive airport, large enough to accommodate 747s, was the …

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He was complaining about the problems of having been colonised by those cheese eating surrender monkeys, the French. With them, it was just a case of banging up a few pretty looking building, making sure that their effluence was piped as far away …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …