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Cambodia’s urban poor children… on In Focus tonight on Astro AWANI!


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Cambodia’s urban poor children
By Zan Azlee

Cambodia is most notoriously known for the 1970s violently oppressive Khmer Rouge regime led by Pol Pot. In more recent times, it has seen quite a tremendous economic growth within the Southeast Asian region. However, one of the most jarring problems the country faces is the large disparity between the rich and the poor, and one can notice it most when it comes to the children.

In the early 1980s, a huge undocumented number of street children roamed the city and even rural centres trying to survive by either begging, collecting garbage or doing odd jobs. This was mainly blamed on the Khmer Rouge’s deadly tactics of killing enemies of the states, thus living many children guardian-less.

In 2013, a huge undocumented number of street children still roam the city and even rural areas trying to survive doing the exact same things. The difference is, these children have parents and families. They do it to support their poverty-stricken families.

To find out more about Cambodia’s urban poor children, tune in to ‘In Focus’ tonight, Tuesday (17th September 2013), at 8:30pm.

*Catch the new season of In Focus every Tuesdays, 8:30pm, on Astro AWANI.

[Read/view the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]

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In Focus: Singapore Rebel


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Tonight’s ‘In Focus‘ documentary episode takes a look at how Singapore, a country so representative of first world development is also one that is notorious for media censorship and also curbing freedom of speech. I hang out with a couple of artists (Art Fazil, Martyn See, Lee Kim Min aka Mr. Brown) on the island to understand better their situation.

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
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If you can’t wait for tonight, there is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.

In Focus: A struggling Vietnamese rock music industry in a booming economy


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Tonight’s ‘In Focus‘ documentary episode takes a look at how a fledgling alternative rock music industry is struggling to survive in a country whose economy is among the highest growing in the world – Vietnam! So tune in as I interview Vietnamese rockers and death-metallers to find out their struggles and ambitions. ARGHHH!!

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
Astro AWANI (501)

If you can’t wait for tonight, there is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.

In Focus: The Istanbul riots (Part 2)


‘In Focus‘ tonight is the second and final part of my Turkey Riots special. It’s like BOOM!! So make sure you tune in.

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
Astro AWANI (501)

There is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.

In Focus: The Istanbul riots (Part 1)


My documentary series ‘In Focus‘ is going on strong in it’s second season. Tonight’s episode is something many should be looking forward to (or so I say!) as it is an in-depth, on the ground look at the Istanbul riots in Turkey. Being in Istanbul during this period is pretty intense and this is only part 1 of a 2-part series (9th and 16th July). So make sure you tune in.

In Focus
Tuesdays
8:30pm
Astro AWANI (501)

There is also an online special to preempt the TV version. Just click on English.AstroAwani.Com to check it out.