Thursday, July 02, 2009

Sex and the Cambodian artiste/artist

From, a Cambodian blogger living in Japan who is a follower of this blog. I just checked out her site, which I found interesting for its pan-Asian coverage. Among other things, Romony writes about entertainers in Korea, Taiwan as well as Cambodia. Here is one, with a youtube video of Cambodian singers "playing behind the stage" with a sex toy.

Says Romony in her post:
I remember these people; popular or not, they were Cambodian singers I used to see on the stage. They used to step on to the stage from the room behind and greet audiences with their gentle words and gesture traditionally (matching their acts to Cambodian culture). However, the video footage below shows their hidden faces and acts - things that are still unacceptable to Cambodian society (at least to the conservative Cambodians)....Many people in Cambodia are now playing more with camera embedded within their hand-phones, thanks to what is termed technological diffusion. When camera-ing something like their own naked body or own sex scene, however, these people totally forget or never think of the consequences, particularly in the age that internet is far beyond our control.
I found Cambodia actually has a Maxim model! For those of you who don't know, Maxim is a men's magazine, like FHM and Stuff, and they feature sexy and sexily clad women. Meng Lau, born in Phnom Penh but now lives in San Francisco has been featured in more than one men's magazine.

Khmerbird says "people know her as America’s hottest doctor’s assistant on Maxim Magazine and as Neighborhood Knockout Meng Lau on Stuff Magazine." Here is Khmerbird's interview with Meng Lau as well as photos of her.

Then there was this hoohah of the drawings of Reahu, who draws Apsara dancers with big boobs. Really, which Cambodian woman has a chest like this? It's all in Reahu's fantasies, which I find laughable. But some people take him seriously.

Quoted in the linked article above: "Mr. Chuch Phoeung, secretary of state of the ministry of culture and arts, said that the website was not based in Cambodia. He said that the Cambodian authority cannot do anything. If it is based in Cambodia we can invite them to explain to us. He agreed that those drawings can cast a bad image of the Khmer culture but said that the Khmer authority is unable to do anything (to stop them)."

Well, they obviously can. If you try to go to, you'll see this message:
The requested URL could not be retrieved
While trying to retrieve the URL:
The following error was encountered:
Access Denied.
Access control configuration prevents your request from being allowed at this time. Please contact your service provider if you feel this is incorrect.

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