Thai Elections

    Thais head to the polls this Sunday. Here are three stories published by Voice of America on the pending ballot from Luke Hunt Political Rocks Stars Turn Up Heat Ahead of Thai Elections Thais Braced [...]
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    Podcast: Peter Starr

    Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he [...]
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    Stories and Podcasts from Bomborra this week. PODCAST: Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth. Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders. In another [...]
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    Podcast: Liam Cochrane

    In the summer of 2018, the world was gripped by an unfolding drama when members of a football team were trapped in a cave in Thailand. The incident at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave [...]
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    End Executions

    In the early days after the 2005 arrest of the so-called ‘Bali Nine’ Australians, Indonesian authorities stated they faced heroin charges that could result in the death penalty. The spectre of standing before a firing [...]
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    Cambodia’s Genocide

    PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s government will host the start of a three-day celebration marking the 20-year anniversary of the end of civil war. The event, beginning Dec. 29, is designed to lay to rest the issue [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Garbage Feeds Thousands

    Homeless and poverty is an increasing issue in affluent Australia. In Melbourne, considered among the world’s most liveable cities, Dumpster Diving through the bins of supermarkets to salvage what’s left is now common. By Morgan [...]
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    Hurley Scroggins: 1961-2018

    Hurley Scroggins, journalist and owner of what was the greatest little bar in Phnom Penh, passed away on October 4. Following the closure of Cantina, Michael Hayes, co-founder and former publisher of the Phnom Penh [...]
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    China in Cambodia

    Rarely have Beijing and its minions been seen in such a dreadful light. The arrival of mainland Chinese in their droves as developers, financiers, restaurateurs, boiler room operators, gamblers, construction workers and tourists is sorely [...]
  • Ricketson spent 14 months behind bars before his three week trial ended with a guilty verdict and a six year jail term

    Ricketson Pardoned

    Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has returned to Australia after his six-year sentence for spying — following a trial sharply criticized by human rights groups and politicians — was pardoned by Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni. But he [...]