Browsing my twitter stream yesterday afternoon I came across a series of tweets from fellow expat Cambodian blogger LTO_cambodia that caught my attention.
My maid (50yo woman) saved 2mnths & borrowed against next mnth for #KNY, gota $150 bonus from me & just got robbed by 2 boys on a moto.
— Casey Nelson (@LTO_cambodia) April 12, 2012
So sad to hear that a hard working and honest Cambodian woman was targeted by youths praying on people returning to their families for the Khmer New Year celebrations. Unfortunately, this will be only one of many similar situations that will happen this time of year in Cambodia.
The story had a moderately happy ending when local staff and even a cyclo driver dipped into their own pockets to help out.
Heartening reaction to the robbery here at the office. The staff (all Khmer) took up a collection. Even cyclo driver out front contributed. — Casey Nelson (@LTO_cambodia) April 12, 2012
You can read the full story on Casey Nelson’s blog.