Category Archives: Cambodia

Cambodian history vs. zombie facts

[Published by the Khmer Times on 4 July 2017.] Over the years, I have almost grown accustomed to the distortions and misrepresentations of recent Cambodian history that appear in some of the English-language press. Some of these falsities, I think … Continue reading

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Commune elections: A question for the CNRP

[Published in the Khmer Times on 15 June 2017.] The just completed commune elections raise an interesting question for the opposition CNRP. As is well known, for the last four years, the CNRP has claimed that it “really” won the … Continue reading

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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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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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