Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bombs and debts

[Published in the Khmer Times on March 27, 2017.] Your account (March 23) of the unexploded US bomb removed from a pond in Kandal is not unrelated to the $500 million “debt” that the US claims is owed to it … Continue reading

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Islamophobia and its apologists

[Sent to the Phnom Penh Post on March 12, 2017. Not printed.] The Opinion piece “Islamophobia and free speech in Canada” by Canadian radio talkback host Andrew Lawton in Friday’s Post is a rather blatant defense of Islamophobia. For most … Continue reading

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Memo to Cambodian English-language newspapers

To: English-language papers in Phnom Penh Subject: “Rubber stamping” Date: 2 March 2017 I have noticed an increasing tendency for you to use the term “rubber stamp” when referring to actions by Cambodia’s elected parliamentary bodies, especially in headlines: the … Continue reading

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