A Remarkable Man

Tim LaRocco looks at the NGO industry in Cambodia and finds a remarkable man a world away from the fat salaries, colonial lifestyles and dishonest fundraising that have come to typify the aid sector. I first met Johnny Phillips in March 2012 at a nondescript Khmer eatery on St. 13…

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American Head of Christian NGO Arrested for Rape

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 December, 2013, and was related…

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A Classified Ad on Cambodia Parent Network

Eagle-eyed K440 correspondent, Ned Kelly, spotted this strange-but-almost-true advertisement on the Cambodia Parent’s Network yahoo group and felt it deserved a wider audience. We concurred. Hi Everyone, My wife and I are moving to Haiti for reasons of economic hardship, as the cost of living here in Cambodia has just…

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The Refugee Is Me

It was not White Guilt that led me to live in a Khmer village. It was something worse. A desire to help my fellow man. I wanted to share my privileges……in an exotic country with nice beaches. The fact I am still here bears testimony to the patience of the…

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Trouble at TEDXPP

I assume there must be someone in Phnom Penh who hasn’t yet heard the troubled rumors emanating from yesterdays TEDXPP conference, In fact, for some time before conference a petty online spat between John Weeks (who had been prominent in previous conferences) and the current organizers had hung over proceeding…

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