US Embassy Workers Fired Over Underage Porn Scandal will Protest at the American Embassy in Phnom Penh Tomorrow

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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:57 pm“We want justice and we want the US Embassy to show the pictures to us. We also want to get our six-month seniority bonus for which we are entitled."
Pretty sure a seniority bonus is dependent on NOT being fired, iow you are only entitled to it when terminating your service by resignation.

Bad try.

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Cambodia’s child porn problem highlighted in sacking of US Embassy staff
By: Robin Spiess - Posted on: June 27, 2018 | Cambodia

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh recently fired nearly three dozen employees after discovering a group Facebook message in which the dismissed workers allegedly shared child pornography. The 32 sacked employees protested their dismissals outside the embassy last week, and in so doing shone a light on the continued prevalence of child pornography in Cambodia.

One protester has a Cambodian flag wrapped around his shoulders while a young boy stands next to him, waving another flag in solidarity. The crowd is largely male-dominated, but a handful of women stand on the edges, lending their support.

“We are side with USA,” reads one sign. “But now you break our heart.”

The protesters gathered outside of the US Embassy on 19 June to demand “justice” after being fired from their jobs as embassy security guards and clerical workers. According to the embassy, however, each of these protesters has committed a serious and fireable crime: disseminating child pornography.

Sources at the embassy have anonymously stated that up to 100 pornographic photos and videos of “very young children” were shared in the dismissed employees’ messaging group, with some of the victims as young as three.

In Cambodia, it is illegal to distribute child pornography. Violators face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Despite this law, and despite the fact that embassy officials have said they’ve turned the matter over to local authorities, it seems that no charges have been filed against any of the embassy’s former employees.

A long history

The unwillingness of authorities to prosecute the protesters for their crime is in keeping with Cambodia’s long history of allowing incidents involving child trafficking, sex slavery and pornography to go unacknowledged or ineffectively punished.

Prior to widespread internet access, child porn used to be available in Cambodia’s open-air shopping markets. In an investigation carried out by a local newspaper in 2007, several vendors unabashedly admitted to stocking child porn in their street market stalls, selling titles like “Luring Underage Child” and “70-Year-Old Grandfather Rapes 9-Year-Old Girl” for 50 cents per DVD. Despite numerous official crackdowns, the sales continued...
http://sea-globe.com/cambodias-child-po ... ssy-staff/
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In Cambodia, it is illegal to distribute child pornography. Violators face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Despite this law, and despite the fact that embassy officials have said they’ve turned the matter over to local authorities, it seems that no charges have been filed against any of the embassy’s former employees.
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NOT ONLY Cambodia, they write it like the rest of the world its ok
if this had happened in the states,( even Thailand) they would have been arrested and they'd be in jail now.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote:Cambodia’s child porn problem highlighted in sacking of US Embassy staff
By: Robin Spiess - Posted on: June 27, 2018 | Cambodia

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh recently fired nearly three dozen employees after discovering a group Facebook message in which the dismissed workers allegedly shared child pornography. The 32 sacked employees protested their dismissals outside the embassy last week, and in so doing shone a light on the continued prevalence of child pornography in Cambodia.

One protester has a Cambodian flag wrapped around his shoulders while a young boy stands next to him, waving another flag in solidarity. The crowd is largely male-dominated, but a handful of women stand on the edges, lending their support.

“We are side with USA,” reads one sign. “But now you break our heart.”

The protesters gathered outside of the US Embassy on 19 June to demand “justice” after being fired from their jobs as embassy security guards and clerical workers. According to the embassy, however, each of these protesters has committed a serious and fireable crime: disseminating child pornography.

Sources at the embassy have anonymously stated that up to 100 pornographic photos and videos of “very young children” were shared in the dismissed employees’ messaging group, with some of the victims as young as three.

In Cambodia, it is illegal to distribute child pornography. Violators face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Despite this law, and despite the fact that embassy officials have said they’ve turned the matter over to local authorities, it seems that no charges have been filed against any of the embassy’s former employees.

A long history

The unwillingness of authorities to prosecute the protesters for their crime is in keeping with Cambodia’s long history of allowing incidents involving child trafficking, sex slavery and pornography to go unacknowledged or ineffectively punished.

Prior to widespread internet access, child porn used to be available in Cambodia’s open-air shopping markets. In an investigation carried out by a local newspaper in 2007, several vendors unabashedly admitted to stocking child porn in their street market stalls, selling titles like “Luring Underage Child” and “70-Year-Old Grandfather Rapes 9-Year-Old Girl” for 50 cents per DVD. Despite numerous official crackdowns, the sales continued...
http://sea-globe.com/cambodias-child-po ... ssy-staff/
The more info that comes out the sicker this gets.

Why have the US embassy not involved local cops??? Kids as young as 3!!! These cunts should be in jail.
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phuketrichard wrote: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:39 am if this had happened in the states,( even Thailand) they would have been arrested and they'd be in jail now.
Not necessarily, it's a common espionage tactic to leverage someone's "predilections" in order to blackmail and extort.
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phuketrichard wrote: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:39 am
In Cambodia, it is illegal to distribute child pornography. Violators face up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Despite this law, and despite the fact that embassy officials have said they’ve turned the matter over to local authorities, it seems that no charges have been filed against any of the embassy’s former employees.
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NOT ONLY Cambodia, they write it like the rest of the world its ok
if this had happened in the states,( even Thailand) they would have been arrested and they'd be in jail now.
They would have been indeed, prior to trial, charges and evidence. Lock em up. All of them.High percentage of citizens in the US reside in jail. China is a bit higher though. I like the comparsion, Thailand or the US. Well spotted.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: “We are side with USA,” reads one sign. “But now you break our heart.”

According to the embassy, however, each of these protesters has committed a serious and fireable crime: disseminating child pornography.

embassy officials have said they’ve turned the matter over to local authorities, it seems that no charges have been filed against any of the embassy’s former employees.

I'm still baffled at what they are protesting.

The protesters must be thinking something along the lines of 'Well... I'm not the one who posted the pics...I just shared them.' Like that absolves them of any transgression. That would be a twisted thought pattern.

I hate tarring with too broad a brush but the amount of misplaced hubris exhibited by some Cambodians I have encountered can be extraordinary.

I'm being hyperbolic, but sometimes I think there must be some genetic commitment to blame avoidance and face saving.

Have some fucking integrity...admit your wrong-doings and take your lumps like a man for crying out loud.
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From the same SEA Globe article above: From the small sample of people questioned by the SEA Globe, it appears that Cambodian people (men ?) are not really aware that pornography featuring children is something to be taken seriously.
This sample may not be representative of majority opinion, but what they say here, about the lack of responsibility and accountability for actions taken, rings true.
Southeast Asia Globe spoke with over a dozen Phnom Penh residents about the continued prevalence of child pornography and the protest outside the embassy.

The response was mixed. While some said they believed the firings were warranted, others disagreed, with several expressing doubt about whether or not the charges against the former employees justified their dismissal.

“All those messages were private. America is not [to be] trusted,” said one local man, a 43-year-old tuk tuk driver who gave his name as “Heng”.

“They claim it was child pornography, but how can you tell? It’s all the same,” he added, laughing. “You just don’t know, you don’t know. It’s not important.”

When asked if he was aware of the laws against disseminating child pornography in Cambodia, he said simply that if a person wasn’t personally making the child porn, they shouldn’t be held responsible for it.

Another tuk tuk driver who went by “Pheap” looked abashedly down at his phone when he was asked about his opinion on Cambodians’ overall viewership of child pornography.

“I never watch [child porn], I never do that,” he said. “But I have seen a little.”

When asked to explain, he said that he and his friends sometimes watch pornographic videos together, and his friends have at times put on videos that portray child victims.

“I know it’s not right. But it’s not illegal,” he said, adding that he thought the disgruntled former embassy employees were warranted in their decision to protest.
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