Hey, you wanna can of worms? Elizabeth Becker, journalist and long-time Cambodia watcher, including author of When the War Was Over, recently opened one, when she criticized the new draft NGO law in Cambodia, shortly to become, in all likelihood, enacted law. In that letter, titled, “Silencing Cambodia’s Honest Brokers,” she identifies NGOs as among the last of Cambodia’s ‘honest brokers,’ and places the entire story in the somewhat personal framework of her witness to the important Paris Peace Agreement.
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The end of the semester got away from me folks, which means that today’s Sounding Cambodia will consist of a lot of links, videos, and topics, with minimal commentary. Lots of important stuff in there, though. Go read!
- Sand mountains during Khmer New Year (Video)
- Cash pledges from politicians – exactly what is going on?
- Violence against Cambodian Labor by the government
- Interviews with Rich Garella of Who Killed Chea Vichea?
- Nuon Chea and Cases 002 and 003 in the Extraordinary Chambers/Khmer Rouge Tribunal
- Would you like some Borax with your Cambodian food? Formalin? You’re welcome.
- Tiny Toones NGO – “Hey Babe” video.
- Cambodian Rice Exports to the Philippines
- Judy Ledgerwood’s awesome Summer ethnography school in Cambodia
- Damned Dams and their impacts on damned-near everything; an article in Critical Asian Studies by Ian Baird
- Book Review of Constance Wilson’s edited volume on the Middle Mekong River Basin
- Thai Politics – an election primer from Duncan McCargo
I’ve started a new practice here on Imagining the Real World. I’ve always used the “Sounding” tag to indicate a group of links to other internet-materials that are associated with each other by a particular subject matter: Cambodia, Buddhism, The Academy, Religious Studies, etc., etc.
However, starting today, I’m going to assign specific days of the week to specific topics. While some will come and go for the current period, Mondays will be my chance to Sound Off on links related to Cambodian Topics, Wednesday will look at Buddhism, and Friday will look at Religious Studies.
So, what’s on tap for the first thusly-organized Sounding on Cambodia?: Khmer Martial Arts (Bradal Serey), Expats and Global Apartheid, the online publication of sections of the Astrological Yearbook for the Khmer New Year (comin’ up, comin’ up!), a new website on Khmer Manuscripts (huzzah!), Border conflict with Thailand, Draft Laws on NGOs and Unions, and the implosion of the Sam Rainsy Party.