Tag Archives: NGOs

A Remarkable Man

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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…

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7 Things You Should Know About Cambodia’s Politics

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Tim LaRocco has put together a primer for those seeking a basic need-to-know understanding of the political situation in Cambodia I recently asked my college students in the Introduction to Political Science course I teach to play word association with…

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American Head of Christian NGO Arrested for Rape

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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…

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A Classified Ad on Cambodia Parent Network

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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,…

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The Refugee Is Me

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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…

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Memoirs of a Grizzled Expat 8: The Dilemma of Helping Vulnerable Street Kids

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Last time I began to discuss my intention to provide an education to the deserving Riverside street-children selling books and flowers to tourists. Despite my background in establishing schools for streetkids in India and Nepal, I found Cambodia to throw…

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Trouble at TEDXPP

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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…

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Cambodia Film Reviews: The Girls of Phnom Penh

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This documentary follows the lives of Srey Leak, Cheata and Mey Nea, three young sex-workers in the capital. Working in a huge up-market karaoke parlor by night or streetwalking, and living in a decrepit room in a slum the rest…

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Al Rockoff, Gerard Depardieu, Monsieur Brick etc

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A possibly apocryphal tale making the rounds concerned Al Rockoff and the editors at the Phnom Penh Post. As everyone knows, Al deprecates the way he was portrayed by John Malkovich in The Killing Fields. Not hard to see why—it…

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Kep’s Expat ‘Santa Claus’ Road Rage Psychopath

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Worrying news reaches us from the languid, sun-kissed town of Kep, normally known to us for its fine fresh crab dishes enjoyed during laid back hammock-based weekend breaks. ‘I’m not normally a keyboard warrior, but I’m making an exception. I…

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