Serious lapses and incompetence
The flooding throughout Cambodia, and other neighboring countries has been bad enough, ruining crops and livelihoods across the region, but the loss of life has been hard to swallow as more than 800 people have perished across five countries, more than a quarter of them children, all of whom have drowned. Experts believe three-quarters of children across Asia never learn to swim, despite living in a tropical region crisscrossed by rivers and canals. Most of the deaths occur in children younger than 5 who are too small to swim. It takes just a few seconds for a child to lose their footing and slip into the murky waters.
On a more cheery note, the Cambodian Space Project rockers are back in the groove at Mao's riverfront bar in Phnom Penh on Saturday 19 November for another final fix before they jet off for more adventures around the globe, heading to Jakarta, Singapore and then onto Australia in December and January. So that's Dengue Fever in Phnom Penh on 12 and 18 November (the band, not the disease) and then CSP on 19. Sounds like a lot of fun is just around the corner. And I've just heard that CSP will be playing La Croisette and Gasolina on 3 and 4 November as well. It just gets better.