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#1 Parent caring - 2018-01-30
Re Warning about Cambodia: CNN article "Backpackers face up to year in Cambodian jail over porn charges"

"Another" nice run with user names? Ok! While the handful of your nicks is disrespectful, the argument over how we should behave around the world is a valid one. Many of us have some standards/values/expectations that may not be met outside our zones, what's considerate or not may be clearer than what some of us think. In some, if not all, Asian nations, we'll always be guests (no matter what) which means that we've got to take whatever we're given/told/offered.. Regardless our contributions, we are treated as outsiders, and so we must accept some local rudeness without any challenges. Perhaps, my point is not related to the ones in case but to the one in place here.

#2 Parent UNCARING - 2018-01-29
Re Warning about Cambodia: CNN article "Backpackers face up to year in Cambodian jail over porn charges"

Exactly!

#3 Parent Another Willie - 2018-01-29
Re Warning about Cambodia: CNN article "Backpackers face up to year in Cambodian jail over porn charges"

Agreed. When in Nepal, I was treated with respect because I had shown my respect for the people and the customs of the country before. Other Western folks often lack that respect.

No sympathy for them!
#4 Parent UNCARING - 2018-01-29
Re Warning about Cambodia: CNN article "Backpackers face up to year in Cambodian jail over porn charges"

Stupid young folk. They go abroad and think it's okay to do there wot they can get away with doing in their homeland.

No sympathy for them!

Serves them right!

BeenThere - 2018-01-29
Warning about Cambodia: CNN article "Backpackers face up to year in Cambodian jail over porn charges"

The kids had their clothes on!!!

Cambodian authorities have accused 10 foreigners of violating the country's anti-pornography laws, after police raided a party in Siem Reap, close to the famous ruins of Angkor Wat.

The group, which includes at least five UK nationals, as well as two Canadians, a Norwegian and a New Zealander, is accused of "preparing pornographic materials," a charge which could see them face up to a year in jail if found guilty.

Cambodian authorities have distributed photos which they allege show the group simulating various sexual positions.

A spokesman for the Cambodian Interior Ministry, Khieu Sopheak, denied the arrest was part of a nationwide crackdown.

President of Cambodia Law Services, Sam Onn Kong, told CNN he didn't believe what the backpackers were alleged to have done was actually illegal under Cambodian law. "It's not illegal to pretend to have sex with your clothes on, (but) it depends on other relevant factors like your intention and outcome," he said. "I don't think the pictures constitute pornography."

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