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Marijuana-Laced 'Happy Pizza' Taken off the Menu in Cambodia

'Last Dance with Mary Jane' Photograph from Adam Goral on Flickr It's been the pizza topping of choice among debauched backpackers in Cambodia for years, but a crackdown on marijuana in the Southeast Asian country is putting an end to "happy pizza" there, thanks to the Cambodian government's fight against drugs. ... foreign inspiration transformed the drug into arguably the world's most talked-about pizza topping. Dozens of happy pizza parlours sprang up around the country as backpack tourism boomed.But now the Cambodian government's current battle against drugs has given "pizza wars" a whole new meaning.This week marijuana was claimed as... More

Attacked with Fish Sauce

In Cambodia there have been, unfortunately, a number of assaults against journalists, including one carried out with a bowl of fish sauce. San Bun Thoeun, a reporter with mass-circulation gossip magazine Angkor Thom, claimed deputy chief of Phnom Penh judicial police Moung Kim launched his attack with a dish of the pungent sauce after seeing a recent article concerning his wife, glamorous singing star Meng Keo Pichenda.... More

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