Assassination of Cambodian #Kemley Marks Hun Sen’s Mafia Rule

Analyst’s Murder Highlights Cambodian Misrule Dictator Hun Sen uses brutality to maintain power & erode international confidence, writes Nate Thayer Nate Thayer July 11, 2016 Asia Sentinel Minutes after prominent Cambodian independent political analyst Kem Ley was gunned down in broad daylight, police arrested a “suspect” who had “confessed” to the assassination. Within hours, a […]

Cambodian Army’s dossier of shame

Army’s dossier of shame The state sponsored violence in Cambodia in recent days has a long and predictable history that made the current events inevitable. “Villagers feel totally helpless as they see no recourse against official arbitrary violence and abuses. Deprived of any means to seek justice, even when their children are taken away and […]

A letter to a young Cambodian-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture

Cambodia-2013: Reflections on a toxic political culture A letter to a young Cambodian If Cambodia is not careful, they will be relegated to selling roadside trinkets along the highway as the rest of properly organized Asia zooms through without stopping  between Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City By Nate Thayer June 26, 2013 Alright I just expelled […]

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary:Cambodian Political Culture and North Korea

Thoughts on the Death of Mass Murderer Ieng Sary: The Khmer Rouge and North Korea It is the Cambodian Political Culture which Should be Indicted By Nate Thayer (c)Nate Thayer. All rights reserved. No republication in whole or part without express written permission from the author Pol Pot’s brother in law, Khmer Rouge foreign minister […]

My Friend, Arthur: the World’s Biggest Dope Trafficker

Herb Trader Arthur Torsone

Herb Trader: A Tale of Treachery and Espionage in the Global Marijuana Trade A Book Review, Sort of….. Excerpts from Sympathy for the Devil:A Journalist’s Memoir from Inside Pol Pot’s Cambodia. (To support the publication of Sympathy for the Devil, and to read other excerpts, see the right hand column of this website) (Copyright Nate Thayer. […]

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia: Corrupt Govt Officials Hand Cash to Hundreds of Soldiers

Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia What a pathetic embarrassment the Cambodian government is, a B grade rip-off of the Lord of the Flies. Happy Chinese New Year in Cambodia means hundreds of police, military police and Cambodian army soldiers gathering to receive cash envelopes outside the house of one of Cambodia’s biggest crime syndicate […]

Websites Hacked of Cambodian Secret Political Police and Supreme Court Charged with both Protecting the Assassins of Political Opponents and Jailing Opposition

Websites Hacked of Cambodian Secret Political Police and Supreme Court Charged with Both Protecting the Assassins of Political Opponents and Jailing Opposition Two Cambodian government ministries web sites were hacked this week and defaced in the latest in series of cyber attacks against the authorities. The National Military Police and Supreme Court Web sites were […]

Hun Sen and his cabal are murderous, corrupt thugs: No One Disputes that. Obama Should Take a Stand for the Human and Political Rights of Cambodians

Hun Sen and his cabal are murderous, corrupt thugs: No One Disputes that. Obama Should Take a Stand for the Human and Political Rights of Cambodians On the eve of the first visit ever by a U.S. president to Cambodia, this article on the American approach to the current Cambodian government is seamlessly applicable. Just […]