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Poll: Should Cambodia Criminalize Adultery?


On Friday, Cambodia’s National Assembly approved a bill which would criminalize adultery. If passed in the Senate and signed by the King, the new law would impose a penalty of up to a year in prison and a fine of…

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‘Where Is the Love?’ or ‘The Missionary Zeal’


Human society, until today, remains dominated by peasant mentality; that is, the preoccupation with economy. Communism has an attraction for the poor as it offers the promise that all of its beneficiaries will be equal to each other. What really…

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Doggone Sumbitches

Dog riding

A recent traveler in Vietnam had this to say: ‘I’d love to eat dog, if for no other reason than to annoy all those dog lovers for whom the welfare of their pooch is more important than the welfare of…

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Fear and Loathing in Bangkok

thai thug

My close encounter with death took place in Thailand. I was with my Thai girlfriend of the time celebrating my recent re-arrival in the country in an obscure Thai-owned dance and dine joint in Pratunam on the outskirts of Bangkok….

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Khmer village justice? A story of robbery and retribution


This is a story that exposes the brutal nature of man. It has been related to me by a Khmer, and sadly much of it was seen through the eyes of children. The setting is T’boum, a classically small Khmer…

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