It's the rainy season
don't you know. Amidst flood warnings in the upper Mekong River region of Cambodia, flooded streets in Phnom Penh whenever there's more than five minute's worth of rain (more of a drainage problem though it rains heavily every afternoon) and a few flooded streets in Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos, the water levels are rising. The overland road from Vientiane to Pakse is flooded at Paksan making the trip impassable, whilst in northern Vietnam, they're still cleaning up after floods and landslides rocked the province of Lao Cai this week with the worst flooding for forty years.
There's been major progress at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
and fresh details have emerged with the indictment of Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, with Crimes Against Humanity and Grave Breaches of the Geneva Convention. Effectively it opens the door to the start of the trial proper for Duch, who was the head of the Khmer Rouge's S-21 interrogation center at Tuol Sleng. The indictment order is 45 pages long and contains details that I haven't previously been aware of. Read it for yourself here