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Family Values in Cambodia

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by CAPiTA, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. CAPiTA

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    Family Values in Cambodia

    Discussion started by CAPiTA - Dec 1, 2003

    Forgetful Man Pays for Gasoline with Nephew
    Mon Dec 1, 9:28 AM ET

    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian who found he had forgotten his wallet after filling up his motorbike with petrol ended up paying for the three liters of petrol with his nephew.

    The Kampuchea Thmey (New Cambodia) newspaper said Monday the nine-year-old, who it named as Dy, had been on a trip with his uncle in March 2002 to try and track down his father in a nearby province in the war-scarred southeast Asian nation. However, their motorbike ran out of petrol before reaching their destination and, after filling up with three liters of gasoline from a roadside stall, the uncle realized he had no money. Eventually he convinced the old lady selling petrol to take his nephew as a guarantee he would return with the cash -- about $1.5, the paper said. Nearly two years later, she is still waiting -- but has opted to keep the youngster.

    "I have decided to take care of him and raise him as my own grandson," she told the paper.

    Despite a huge U.N.-backed reconstruction effort in the early 1990s, child rights remain a distant dream in Cambodia where society still bears the scars of decades of civil war, including the Khmer Rogue genocide of the 1970s.

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    cambodia's pretty fucked up. a friend of mine is cambodian, and some of the shit that goes down over there is crazy. at least this kid got a home
     
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    EyeforAnEYE - Replied Dec 1, 2003

    that's fucked up. The only way i'd give a loved one up is if it was for a hover board or something like that
     
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    CAPiTA - Replied Dec 2, 2003

    I hear that, hover boards are fucking harsh!
     
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