Battambang: Cafe Flirt Brit Arrested for Abusing Boys

Investigators from the Battambang Provincial Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and the Protection of Minors arrested the proprietor of the Cafe Flirt at 5:30 pm (no date given, but possibly the 28th June) on his premises located in Mpay OsapeaVillage (20th of May Village), Svay Pau Commune, Battambang Town. The suspect…

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Proselytism in the Provinces

“I love you and Jesus loves you,” said the pimply youth with a clean cut all-American dress sense. OK, organized religion isn’t my thing. It’s done both good and rather a lot of bad from Tierra Del Fuego up to the Arctic Circle, and I’m in no right to judge…

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Here Be Dragons: Navigating Battambang

An old term used to denote areas of the sea that hadn’t been navigated, ‘here be dragons’ is an apt metaphor for exploring the sleepy backwater that is also Cambodia’s second largest city. Quaint. Charming. Old colonial architecture. Those are fitting descriptors for Battambang, a lovely if quiet escape from…

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Nunchaks-Wielding, Music-Blasting Monk Defrocked

Battambang Province – An ordained monk ភិក្ខុមួយអង្គ (lit Bhikkhu) was arrested by authorities and defrocked by the Provincial Office of Religious Affairs after he had bludgeoned a fellow novice monk នេនមួយអង្គ (lit Nhen) with a pair of nunchaks ដំបង២កំណាត់ severely enough to leave him vomiting blood. The formal defrocking occurred…

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