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In Cambodia, Recycling can be Deadly

By: Bronwyn Sloan Posted: January-01-2006 in
Bronwyn Sloan

In other countries, scrap collectors scramble for cans and bottles. In Cambodia, especially in provinces which experienced heavy fighting, your local "etchay" may have a stash of bombs and bullets.

Authorities in Banteay Meanchey district on the Thailand border confiscated 6,000 bullets and more than 1,000 bombs and grenades from scrap collectors in the past two days, saying they posed a threat to public order as the seven raided storage areas are mostly located in built-up areas.

Bye-bye Pig, Hello Rat

By: Steve Peer Posted: January-01-2006 in
Steve Peer

As the Year of the Golden Pig draws to a close I thought some photos of the celebrations that kicked off the year would be in order. I see on western websites this year referred to as The Year of the Boar. In China, it is simply pig, nothing politically correct.


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