Prum Vannak is a Cambodian survivor of human trafficking. His story is one of extreme poverty and of what people are sometimes forced to do in order to take care of their families. It’s also a story of gross neglect to supervise human rights violations by authorities. Many trafficking victims don’t live to tell their [...]
A birds eye view of Sealand Sealand, arguably the most succesful attempt to proclaim a man made structure at sea autonomous, a phenomenon also known as seasteading, hasn’t made the headlines for some time now. The 500-square-meter (5,920-square-foot) platform in front of the coast of Ipswich was constructed in WWII primarily for defence against German mine-laying aircraft to [...]
Aung San Suu Kyi (L) meets Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Thai ambassador’s residence in Rangoon on 20 December 2011. (Reuters) Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime-minister of Thailand, is now 10 months in power and is very popular, especially amongst Thai women. Although 44 year old* Yingluck doesn’t seem to be as wise and determined as [...]
Seen at Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok (June 4th, 2012): The 747 belongs to the king of Bahrain. I checked the news, but there is no mention of his visit to Asia. Currently the king seems to be left to his own devices.
Photo: Miss Avan, waitress in the popular Khmer owned Temple Club bar and restaurant. Slowly but steadily Cambodia is recovering from apocalyptic times. Besides NGO workers, in the late 80′s and early 90′s it was a place for adventurers, followed by backpackers in the last decade. One of the musts for Cambodia goers is to visit the famous temples [...]
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In front of her house a mourning widow has set up a tent under which the coffin of her husband is placed. Seats and refreshments have been prepared to receive condolences of yesterday’s fire accident.
2-2-2011 11:00, Ho Chi Minh City, Bui Vien street, 100 meters from my hotel, a Vietnamese man was sleeping through his hangover when his room caught fire, he had no chance to escape. There were no other casualties.