Scott Rawlinson, Guest Contributor - 18 Feb, The Apsara Authority and Khmer-language media were quick to pounce on the incident and start a finger-pointing campaign. However, lacking since the story broke has been a serious discussion about the ways in which Khmer women were represented, how expectations of Khmer women were conveyed, and whether they were helpful and culturally justified, or restrictive, demonstrating a subtle regulation of female expression and sexuality. I offer no definitive answers here. Rather, I hope to spark a debate not only about the clear gendered characteristics of the Khmer-language media and of national medias the world over and its implications, as well as a discussion about gender representation in general.
Tourists won’t stop getting naked at Cambodia’s most sacred temple
Cambodia cracks down on scantily clad visitors to Angkor | World news | The Guardian
PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has arrested more than Chinese men and women suspected of running an online scam that persuaded victims to send nude photographs and then extorted them for cash, police said Thursday. The sweeping arrests come as the Southeast Asian country cracks down on Chinese cyber-crime gangs who use web technology to target their fellow citizens from abroad. The gang allegedly used internet voice calls to contact victims in China, building up relationships with their targets over time before asking them to send nude pictures which they then used as blackmail, police said. After a tip-off from Chinese authorities, Cambodian police raided an apartment compound on the Thai border on Wednesday and detained Chinese men and women.
Unless You Like Getting Arrested in Cambodia, Don’t Take Your Pants Off at its Temples
Skip to content. Many believe the sprawling Angkor complex of stone temples, of which Angkor Wat is the crown jewel, rivals any architectural relic from ancient Rome. Most visitors simply marvel at all that ancient grandeur and move on. Yet a small minority are compelled to strip down naked and take photos of one another traipsing around the temples.