Some stories I’ve been following lately, or that just caught my eye:
Lower Mekong Archaeology Project (LoMAP) gets some more much-deserved attention from Bora Touch, whose original article, “The Mekong Delta Before Angkor: origins, landscapes and emergent complexity,” was retitled in their classically nationalistic style here. Very much worth a read.
The Mirror, a Cambodian Newspaper translation blog online, run by Norbert Klein, has been doing its important work more frequently, and with more precision, sometimes lining of a sort of “We Said/They Said” set of quotes to attempt to set stories straight, among other crucial issues. Go check them out and subscribe to the feed. Some stories from the Mirror recently:
- Cambodian People’s Party Officials were Accused to be behind the creation of reservoirs
- The arrest of journalists is worrying
- and an editorial, “Words can reveal, or obscure.”
And just for fun, some local Christian group in California has received its 15 minutes of fame and made lots of self-aggrandizing comments about their work. Check it out here, in “Christians Fight Evils For Kids In Cambodia.” Since I just accidentally ran across some particularly awful manuals for missionization of Sino-Khmer in Cambodia, this struck me as just dumb and rude, but perhaps I’m over-reacting.