SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

This is a part of our Cambodia forums to chat about anything Cambodia-related. This discussion forum is at the top of our site because it's usually the busiest part of the expat community chatter with random topics on just about everything, including expat life, Khmer politics, Cambodian blogs we have or have come across, or whatever else our members want to discuss. Whether you're an expatriate, tourist, Cambodian or random traveler just passing through South East Asia, you are welcome to talk about anything or start new topics yourselves.
angkorjohn2
Expatriate
Posts: 640
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:39 am
Reputation: 617
United States of America

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by angkorjohn2 »

fazur wrote: Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:20 pm
angkorjohn2 wrote: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:59 am3. This Ratanak has an annual report - https://www.ratanak.org/news/january-2020/ showing over $2 million spent, for a local NGO (i.e. not a Save the Children, Care international etc.) this is a phenomenal amount of money compared to others and with fairly low outcomes in terms of number of outcomes/beneficiaries.
what does a mountie earn?

i'm guessing less than his share of that $2 million.
I wouldn't know as the sparse finances given in their "annual report" do not tell us this.

They somehow waste $315,361 trying to raise more funds which is an incredible amount for an organization this size. Maybe this is where he takes his salary from, to be the mouthpiece of the organization peddling a version of Cambodia that hasn't existed for about 15+ years to gullible donors. As SAA says, this detracts from the many organziations who are doing good work in this field who don't see the need to peddle embellished fact and stories.

I'd advise any donors just to stick to the prayer option given as a way to help and send money to another organization https://www.ratanak.org/get-involved/pray/
Last edited by angkorjohn2 on Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Arget
Expatriate
Posts: 2619
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:44 am
Reputation: 1328
Location: Phnom Penh
Contact:
Australia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Arget »

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 pm
John Bingham wrote:What a shit, clichéd article. Khymer Rouge? Fuck off.
Who's to blame though? The article writer, or the slightly narcissistic ex-cop who's clearly trying to collect funds? Or both?

It is all the above and more. These days we have 24 hour access to the "news" be it "factual" or "opinion" or just fake news.

WE the readers of this "news" create a platform for "writers" to spew their thoughts, facts, dreams or just bullshit and as you all know some people cannot differentiate between fact and fiction.

Yes I comment on some things here but I don't respond to a lot. I read news stories and cringe at the descriptions and biased statements provided. Opinion pieces are just one persons thoughts on a subject but many take the info spewed out as facts.

The old Nigerian scam has progressed with digital access and is alive and well.

I am older and generally trust at face value. I trust my judgement on people I meet and what I see. I don't trust most of what I read or hear reported so if I really want to find out about the specific event I check various sources . This by no means gives us the truth but can provide enough info to discount claims therefore stop wasting time on the subject.

I have seen some great NGO activities and some not so good. I applaud those that are providing real assistance and deplore those that fail to pass on donations and spend on accommodation, transport , "wages" associated costs (fund raising)

Note in the figures provided the cost spent on fundraising of over $300000 only gained a few thousand more in donations. What were these costs? World travel, 5 star accommodation, expenses. Bullshit........
DaveG
Expatriate
Posts: 1432
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 2:45 am
Reputation: 1068
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by DaveG »

A quote from his Organisation ........

" We have found that God does not turn down the offer of open hearts and hands". O and money...Especially Money.......
On every page there is a " Donate" option.... :please:
khmerhamster
Expatriate
Posts: 425
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:28 pm
Reputation: 194
Turkmenistan

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by khmerhamster »

Arget wrote:
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote: Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:34 pm
John Bingham wrote:What a shit, clichéd article. Khymer Rouge? Fuck off.
Who's to blame though? The article writer, or the slightly narcissistic ex-cop who's clearly trying to collect funds? Or both?

It is all the above and more. These days we have 24 hour access to the "news" be it "factual" or "opinion" or just fake news.

WE the readers of this "news" create a platform for "writers" to spew their thoughts, facts, dreams or just bullshit and as you all know some people cannot differentiate between fact and fiction.

Yes I comment on some things here but I don't respond to a lot. I read news stories and cringe at the descriptions and biased statements provided. Opinion pieces are just one persons thoughts on a subject but many take the info spewed out as facts.

The old Nigerian scam has progressed with digital access and is alive and well.

I am older and generally trust at face value. I trust my judgement on people I meet and what I see. I don't trust most of what I read or hear reported so if I really want to find out about the specific event I check various sources . This by no means gives us the truth but can provide enough info to discount claims therefore stop wasting time on the subject.

I have seen some great NGO activities and some not so good. I applaud those that are providing real assistance and deplore those that fail to pass on donations and spend on accommodation, transport , "wages" associated costs (fund raising)

Note in the figures provided the cost spent on fundraising of over $300000 only gained a few thousand more in donations. What were these costs? World travel, 5 star accommodation, expenses. Bullshit........
I hope you are reading this wrong.

I read it as 300k spent to bring in 1.8M - which isn't as bad....​But It reinforces the issues the small local NGO faces when they compete with the likes of these guys who are spending a fortune on fundraising.

I read somewhere last year that the biggest 5% of NGOs hoover up around 85% of available funding. (I don't have a source and I'm going from memory). The little guys - some of them doing great work (and in some cases better work than the big boys) just cannot compete.
User avatar
Yerg
Expatriate
Posts: 1265
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Reputation: 906
Location: TIER 4
Great Britain

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Yerg »

DaveG wrote: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:33 pm A quote from his Organisation ........

" We have found that God does not turn down the offer of open hearts and hands". O and money...Especially Money.......
On every page there is a " Donate" option.... :please:
Doesn't turn down "Open Hands"???? Yeah, his!!!
Mishmash
Expatriate
Posts: 1949
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Reputation: 1145
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Mishmash »

I have always been amazed that people would believe that the Creator of this Universe would have a need for cash.

As for this 'supposed' God, after seeing the untold misery he has heaped on our human race, I for one would smash his face in - like Prometheus!
User avatar
God
Omnipotent
Posts: 46
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:24 am
Reputation: 43
Location: Heaven
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by God »

Mishmash wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:21 pm I have always been amazed that people would believe that the Creator of this Universe would have a need for cash.

As for this 'supposed' God, after seeing the untold misery he has heaped on our human race, I for one would smash his face in - like Prometheus!

:evil: OK, Meet you outside the Pearly White Gate.
User avatar
clutchcargo
Expatriate
Posts: 5041
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Reputation: 3262
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by clutchcargo »

@God have you sent this virus to punish humanity for its decadence and sins?

Image

Image
Mishmash
Expatriate
Posts: 1949
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Reputation: 1145
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Mishmash »

God wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Mishmash wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:21 pm I have always been amazed that people would believe that the Creator of this Universe would have a need for cash.

As for this 'supposed' God, after seeing the untold misery he has heaped on our human race, I for one would smash his face in - like Prometheus!

:evil: OK, Meet you outside the Pearly White Gate.
I'll follow Sun Tzu - make yr enemy believe you are far when you are near, and make him think you are near when you are far.

There is no god but man...

:beer2:
Mishmash
Expatriate
Posts: 1949
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Reputation: 1145
Cambodia

Re: SLAVERY SMASHER: One former Mountie's crusade to end sex trafficking in Cambodia

Post by Mishmash »

clutchcargo wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm @God have you sent this virus to punish humanity for its decadence and sins?
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post