Brent Crane

Brent Crane

American freelance journalist

One of those reporter guys.

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Phnom Penh Post

Homeward bound-at whatever the cost

Around 1am on August 18, 1976, Soem Sei Lena and Nhek Veng Huor crept through a banana plantation towards the Mekong River. The former soldiers wore dark clothes and carried malaria tablets, vitamin pills, a homemade hatchet and a machete.

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Sihanouk and the teen from Santiago, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh ...

Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia’s late king father and head of state who oversaw the country’s independence from colonial rule, kept friends in far-off places. One of them, a Chilean bookworm with a penchant for letter writing, became his private secretary, official biographer and confidant. It was a rather unlikely amity.

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Red-handed: Pinning the blame for Dap Chhuon on the CIA, Post ...

On February 21, 1959, Dap Chhuon, the anti-communist warlord who ruled over Siem Reap province, was doing calisthenics in his home when soldiers from the Royal Cambodian Army showed up. Sensing danger, Chhuon, a thin, superstitious strongman who had convinced some that he was impervious to bullets and fire, fled into the jungle, wearing only a sarong.

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Clues to elephantine mysteries are buried in ancient rocks and bones

Clues to elephantine mysteries are buried in ancien...

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Longtime Phnom Penh band hopes to export the Mekong Delta Blues

Longtime Phnom Penh band hopes to export the Mekong...

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Travel writing in Cambodia through history, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh Post

From Zhou Daguan’s imperial chronicles onwards, it has been Cambodia’s past greatness, not its modern achievements that have most wowed visitors.

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Scenes from a drought, Phnom Penh Post

Scenes from a drought, Phnom Penh Post

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Algal blooms off Kep coast lead to swimming and seafood scares, National, Phnom Penh Post

Algal blooms off Kep coast lead to swimming and sea...

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A lifetime later, a return to Groslier's Mekong, Post Weekend, Phnom ...

When French novelist, archaeologist, painter, photographer and architect George Groslier boarded a boat in 1929 to document pagodas along 2,000 kilometres of the Mekong River, the travelling polymath did so with an infallible and often self-deprecating sense of humour.

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Pomp greets Rama statue's return from US, National, Phnom Penh ...

Pomp greets Rama statue's return from US, National,...

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Finding the balance between justice and mercy, Post Weekend ...

Finding the balance between justice and mercy, Post...

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Cambodia's 'silent scourge' ramps up, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh ...

Ten years ago Nick Marx, animal rescue director for Wildlife Alliance (WA), received a call from rangers in Kirirom National Park about a young Asiatic black bear caught in a snare. While trekking to free the cub, his team chanced upon a snare and disarmed it. Then they found another one. Then another and another.

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US weighs in on anti-Hun Sen protest, National, Phnom Penh Post

US weighs in on anti-Hun Sen protest, National, Phn...

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Skull by skull, team catalogues KR killings

There were approximately 8,985 bodies found at the “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek, one of nearly 20,000 mass grave sites where victims of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime were left to rot. More than three decades on, the corpses have gone to bone.

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Visiting the village of the cockle sellers, Post Weekend, Phnom Penh ...

Visiting the village of the cockle sellers, Post We...