Category Archives: Cambodia

Cambodian leader Hun Sen's Facebook 'likes' subject of lawsuit

Exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy claims prime minister bought ‘likes’ to appear popular

The exiled Cambodian politician Sam Rainsy has filed a legal suit against Facebook, demanding it hand over any information which could prove that the Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, purchased millions of “likes” to appear popular on the social media platform.

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Source: gad

Cambodia's backlash against 'disrespectful' party culture

Siem Reap depends on tourists, but 10 have been arrested as the Angkor Wat town starts to lose patience

As the neon lights of the Yolo club flash brightly and the chest-pulsing beats of Rihanna blare from Temple Bar, a young man is on his knees in the road, chugging beer poured through a funnel. As the liquid gets too much he chokes, spraying warm beer over the road, known as Pub Street. The passing tourists and five busking landmine survivors playing traditional Cambodian music nearby barely look up.

“When the foreigners come to Siem Reap and wear these clothes and act like this, it is looking down on the culture of Cambodia,” said Keov Leakna, who wrung her hands as she sat on the steps of the massage parlour she has run for 11 years. “I find it very difficult to see everyday.”

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Britons held in Cambodia on ‘porn’ charges should be deported, says lawyer

Foreigners could spend six months in detention before case goes to court, reports suggest

A group of 10 foreigners, including five Britons, charged with producing pornographic pictures and material in Cambodia offended local standards of morality but they should be deported rather than jailed, their lawyer has said.

The accused allegedly posted images of themselves imitating sexual positions, while fully clothed and laughing, at a party in Siam Reap, near the tourist destination of Angkor Wat. They have claimed they are innocent and one of the arrested said that none of those detained was in the offending pictures.

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Source: gad