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Former GE Vice Chairman named government adviser
Former General Electric Vice Chairman John G Rice was appointed as a Cambodian government adviser in November. The appointment was dated November 30 and published in the latest edition of the Cambodian Royal Book. The position was first floated by Hun Sen during a November 23 meeting with Rice, according to a press release from the Council of Ministers....
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
When a therapist puts Buddhism into practice
by John Williams Psychotherapist Mark Epstein is known for lucidly mapping the ways in which Buddhism can enrich Western approaches to psychology. In his books, starting with the publication of Thoughts Without a Thinker in 1995, the philosophies and practices of those worlds are in fruitful conversation. In his private practice, until recently, Epstein...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Grilled by cops, wannabe chef spills the beans
A Pursat province thief almost had a full kitchen assembled before police caught up with him yesterday in Krakor district. The boys in blue got a tip-off about some stolen home appliances and zeroed in on their man before bringing him in for interrogation. Sure enough, under heat the 34-year-old confessed to stealing a fan, a bucket, a gas stove and four...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Fortune favours tellers, but only for a while
It wasn't palm reading, but rather sleight of hand, that two alleged fortune tellers excelled in during a scam in Kampong Chhnang province. Arriving at their victim’s house to perform a séance, the pair instructed her to fill an offering bowl with jewellery, cover it with a shirt and leave it untouched for a while after they left. Feeling sceptical after...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Capital klutz caught by ever-aware civilians
A thief's clumsiness was his own undoing as he tried making off with a phone vendor’s iPhone 7 but was captured by a mob of capital bystanders on Wednesday. Leaving his gadget to charge in the front of the shop, the owner heard a plate clatter to the floor, then saw the suspect sprinting away with his device. His shouts of “thief” were heard by Chamkarmon...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Party gets lit up, but partygoer goes down
One man’s attempts to liven up a celebration weren’t exactly appreciated by the birthday boy and led to a scrap early this week in Pursat province. The suspect and two friends set off fireworks near the party venue, leading the host to come at them with fists. The trio left their host with a serious blow to the head instead of a gift and fled. Returning...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Drunk builder the maker of his own misfortune
The headache, it turned out, wasn’t even the worst part of the hangover for a capital construction worker who had his motorbike stolen while he was slumbering next to it. After drinking a litre of wine alone on Diamond Island on Wednesday, the 22-year-old construction worker set off back to his bed, but gave up along the way, pulling over to get some shut-...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Expressway project ready to move
More details on a planned four-lane expressway to link Cambodia’s capital and principal seaport have emerged following a high level state visit by a Chinese delegation earlier this month, though the timeline for its construction has not yet been released. The Cambodian government inked a draft concession agreement with listed state-owned Chinese...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
When a therapist puts Buddhism into practice
by John WilliamsPsychotherapist Mark Epstein is known for lucidly mapping the ways in which Buddhism can enrich Western approaches to psychology. In his books, starting with the publication of Thoughts Without a Thinker in 1995, the philosophies and practices of those worlds are in fruitful conversation.In his private practice, until recently, Epstein...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
Fortune favours tellers, but only for a while
It wasn't palm reading, but rather sleight of hand, that two alleged fortune tellers excelled in during a scam in Kampong Chhnang province.Arriving at their victim’s house to perform a séance, the pair instructed her to fill an offering bowl with jewellery, cover it with a shirt and leave it untouched for a while after they left.Feeling sceptical after...
[in Phnom Penh Post news feeds]
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