Tag Archives: Cambodia

Cambodia’s most illustrious looter

On March 30th, the New York Times carried a lengthy article on the role of two respected US scholars in the looting of Cambodian antiquities. It is an interesting story but arguably one far more interesting is that of Cambodia’s … Continue reading

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Reality and consequences of elite rule in Cambodia

The long rule of Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party in Cambodia is occasionally in the international spotlight. Attention tends to be paid to the political situation, an arena well covered in Michael Sullivan’s Cambodia Votes, a study of … Continue reading

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Sorcery and other forms of healing

Occasionally, Cambodian news media report slayings of traditional healers in the countryside because they were suspected of sorcery. In the most recent instance (April 2014), a man was beaten to death by a mob of fellow villagers. He had practiced … Continue reading

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