OPINION: Young blood is needed to rejuvenate Cambodia’s increasingly cranky political arena
OPINION: King Father Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing on October 15, a fortnight before he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. Dr Markus Karbaum takes a look back at the turbulent life of Cambodia’s greatest patriot
Rapidly maturing Hollywood pretty boy Brad Pitt responds to the question of whether it was still possible for stars to command salaries of more than $10m per movie.
An administrator at Wikipedia responds to Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth, who was told he was not a credible enough source to correct a mistake in the website’s entry about his book The Human Stain.
Maita Gonzaga, a senior official at the President Commission on Good Government, discusses plans to put on public display jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos. The government plans to auction them off after they have been on display. The widow of Philippines leader Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda amassed a huge collection
– Dau Xuan Tuong, deputy administrator at the Vietnam Association of Agent Orange Victims, says 22 Agent Orange victims have seen marked improvement to their quality of life after undergoing a month-long ìdetoxificationî treatment developed by the Church of Scientology, which includes sauna sessions and vitamins.
916: The number of pages in Vogue’s September 2012 issue, which celebrated the magazine’s 120th anniversary. Lady Gaga adorned the cover of a tome that weighed just over two kilos and featured 658 pages of advertisements.
85 million: The amount of support, in dollars, the World Bank Group will provide in grants to benefit men, women and children in Myanmar through community-driven development programmes, which will allow communities to decide which projects to invest in. In addition to helping alleviate poverty, the grants are intended to build confidence in the reform
She has the lineage to rival some of the world’s most prominent political families, yet Nurul Izzah Anwar is set to pave her own path towards a new democracy
Peculiar: Phallostetus cuulong, a species of fish recently discovered in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, is raising eyebrows for its unique features. The fish is part of a larger family, distinguished by the fact that their penises are on their heads.
Despite the Cambodian government feeling threatened by a ‘secessionist’ movement, observers say the leadership has no revolution to fear
Former hell’s angel turned preacher Todd Bentley discusses his unique healing methods. The tattooed leader of Fresh Fire Ministries in Florida said that the “holy spirit” told him to kick an elderly woman in the face. He also claims to have cured a man of cancer by punching him in the chest.