Glam model, author and entrepreneur Monika Tep with her signed copy of The Punji Trap: Pham Xuan An, The Spy Who Didn’t Love Us.
The crew at Howl, in Siem Reap, which brings writers and audiences together. Sales of the Punji Trap will be donated to the Angkor Hospital for Children and its appeal to combat malnutrition.
Author Luke Hunt with Swee Hoon Lim at Thursday Tales in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Author Luke Hunt.
A chopper pilot snapped this mid-flight somewhere in Southeast Asia. He also said it was a good read. Many thanks, Luke.
Long before arriving in Cambodia, I was reading whatever I could find from the journalist Luke Hunt, the Southeast Asian Correspondent and author who has covered so many of the challenging issues and events in the area. Hailing from Australia, Hunt has been frequently living in Cambodia since 2000. He began his Khmer encounters in the early 1990s as a reporter in Saigon following the Khmer Rouge’s kidnapping and murder of three Western backpackers.
On Hong Kong Heritage this weekend… As a student, longtime Hongkonger and Australian veteran journalist Luke Hunt first learned about Pham Xuan An, a South Vietnamese who spied for the Communist north during the Vietnam War. An worked as a journalist for Time and Reuters and through propaganda this spy for north Vietnam helped convince the Americans that it was time for their troops to go home. After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Pham Xuan An became disenchanted with the Communist government but continued to live in Vietnam until his death in 2006. He told Luke that he could write a book about his life, once he was dead. On Hong Kong Heritage this weekend, Luke tells me about his book Punji Trap, Pham Xuan An: The Spy Who Didn’t Love Us. Listen here.
Reader Howard Hughes flies first class with the Punji Trap. He writes: “I thought to take Luke Hunt’s book out for a spin. On page 30 so far, excellent read.”
From Angkor John: “I’ve read this magnificent book (got it at Monument think its available elsewhere in PP as well) , the Punji Trap by the Australian journalist Luke Hunt.
“A great read backed with a solid historical narrative as to how the Vietnam war came to be alongside a great true story. I can highly recommend for those interested in the genre.”