Boom built on ‘slavery’

Shaun Turton and Niem Chheng The Phnom Penh Post, Fri, 2 December 2016 The use of debt bondage to trap workers in “modern day slavery” is widespread in many of Cambodia’s brick-making factories, indicates research by rights group Licadho, whose…

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Art form gets UN heritage status

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon The Phnom Penh Post, Thu, 1 December 2016 After two unsuccessful attempts to have the musical artform chapey dong veng recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage, the third time proved the charm yesterday as it not…

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Peninsula’s future in flux

Ananth Baliga and Touch Sokha The Phnom Penh Post, Thu, 1 December 2016 Chea Sophat stood on the gravel embankment of a road as he pointed to what was once his rice field, an unfenced, 4,000-square-metre waterlogged plot with a…

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Population growth, climate hazards for capital outlined

Cristina Maza and Touch Sokha The Phnom Penh Post, Thu, 24 November 2016 Phnom Penh’s infrastructure must be urgently improved if the city is to prepare for the coming population boom and the worst impacts of climate change, speakers said…

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When you get hurt…

For your own sake, you should let go and move on. When you get hurt, it is not only the other person at fault, it is also your ignorance and your naivety. You have not been intelligent enough, or intuitive…

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A legal home for fowl play

Shaun Turton and Phak Seangly The Phnom Penh Post, Wed, 23 November 2016 After nearly 10 minutes of pitched battle, both fighting cocks were clearly worn down. The handlers brought the birds back to the middle of the caged ring…

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