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Take off: The Cambodian Space Project

Published on Jan 14, 2016 by Luke Hunt

A podcast with Cambodian diva Sry Thy — also known as Channthy Kak – and Australian musician Julien Poulsen, the stars of the rock band Cambodian Space Project, which has won a legion of fans across the region and beyond for their music and politics.Tours across Asia, Europe and gigs with Australian music icon Paul Kelly and American Motown legend Dennis Coffey have cemented the bands eclectic status which has received an added boost with the release of a documentary “Not Easy Rock ‘n’ Roll”.Produced by German film maker Marc Eberle and Australian Richard Kuipers the documentary traces their rise from Cambodian rice fields to sold out rock venues in Berlin.Channthy and Julien spoke with The Diplomat‘s Luke Hunt about....

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Kelly Slater Buys Thai Stick

Published on Apr 12, 2015 by Luke Hunt

Film rights to Thai Stick, a scholarly work on the illicit marijuana trade between Southeast Asia and the West coast of the United States in the 1960s and 70s, have been recently acquired by perhaps the greatest ever competitive surfer, American Kelly Slater. Media stereotyping has often linked surfing with the smoking of weed and while Slater does not smoke marijuana he certainly supports the de-criminalization of the product in the U.S. and doubts whether it should even classified as a drug.“It’s a plant and it’s beyond ridiculous that people have somehow decided making it illegal was the right thing. The end result is generally users going to jail who cause society no harm,” he recently toldsurfing publication Swellnet.“I don’t....

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Wrap: HIV Tragedy, a Sufi Poet and a Granny on Drugs

Published on Jan 4, 2015 by Luke Hunt

In a small village in Cambodia’s west, a tragic tale of  international significance has caught the local authorities off-guard. An unlicensed doctor has been charged with causing an outbreak of HIV and murder after lax practices resulted in at least 201 people contracting the potentially fatal disease.Read more from Luke Hunt in The DiplomatBelievers of All Faiths Celebrate Sufi PoetAs conductor of 20 of the world’s most accomplished whirling dervishes, and 30 of the greatest Sufi musicians, Fahri Ozcakil holds one of the highest spiritual positions in Turkey. But despite his high status, Mr Ozcakil remains resolutely humble.Read more from Dan Boylan in The NationalAussie Drugs Granny May Have Been Fooled By LoveAn Australian grandmother facing execution on drugs charges....

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