Expat Journalist Missing in Cambodia

 | Tue 25 Feb 2014 10:28 ICT

CityNews  – Dave Walker (58), a Canadian expatriate living in Cambodia, known to journalists and filmmakers working in Thailand, has been missing in Cambodia since February 14th. 

He was last seen at Green Village Angkor Guesthouse in Siam Reap, where many of his a belongings, including passport, mobile phone and a laptop, were found after he went missing. It’s reported that Walker had left for a short time while maids cleaned his room.

In 2012 Walker, along with a local filmmaker and fellow journalist, Sonny Chhoun, created Animist Farm Films in an attempt to improve Cambodia’s once vibrant film scene.  On the day Walker went missing Chhoun was supposed to meet him, but Walker never showed.

It’s been expressed in some Canadian news reports that Walker’s friends thought he was a sensible man, a non-drinker, and a man with his wits when it comes to travelling, and so the same people are treating his disappearance very suspiciously.

Others have speculated that his disappearance may have had something to do with the film he was working on, The Poorest Man, which depicts the brutality of the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s.

Many of those involved – and were never arrested – with the torture and killing of millions of Cambodians are now facing a tribunal backed by the United Nations.

If you know anything, or may have sighted Mr Walker, please don’t hesitate to contact info@petervronsky.com or call 096 720 5219.

Click here for more information.

Canada’s Official Handling Dave Walker’s Case:

Jean-Francois Parizeau

Embassy of Canada

Case Management Officer

for Southeast Asia in Headquarters

Jean-Francois.Parizeau@international.gc.ca

Canadian Embassy phone (66) 26 46 4323

If telephoning from within Thailand:  026 46 4323

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Canada’s Official Handling Dave Walker’s Case:

Ms. Allison Catmur

Second Secretary and Vice Consul

Embassy of Canada

Bangkok, Thailand

Allison.catmur@International.gc.ca

Allison Catmur’s mobile phone (66) 81 831 3502

Canadian Embassy phone (66) 26 46 4323

If telephoning from within Thailand:  026 46 4323

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Canada’s Bangkok Consular Section Handling Dave Walker’s Case:

BNGKKConsular@international.gc.ca,

bangkok-consul@international.gc.ca

Consular Section

Embassy of Canada

Bangkok, Thailand

Canadian Embassy phone (66) 26 46 4323

If telephoning from within Thailand:  026 46 4323

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Canada’s Bangkok Consular Assistance Handling Dave Walker’s Case:

consul@international.gc.ca

Consular Assistance

Embassy of Canada

Bangkok, Thailand

Canadian Embassy phone (66) 26 46 4323

If telephoning from within Thailand:  026 46 4323

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Canada’s Office Handling Dave Walker’s Case:

Emergency Center Officer

Canada’s Emergency Response Center

Ottawa, Canada

Canada: (613) 996 8885

or 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free)

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A Cambodian Involved in Finding Dave Walker

(an individual trying — in his private capacity — and not in an official capacity for the Embassy of Canada):

Mr. Bunleng Men

Trade Commissioner

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

No. 155E Sisowath Quay

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

If phoning from a foreign country to Cambodia:

(855) 12 951 130

(855) 12 902 696

If phoning within Cambodia:

012 951 130

012 902 696

bunleng_men@online.com.kh

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Dave Walker’s Cambodian colleague Sonny Chhoun, in Siem Reap, Cambodia:

If phoning from a foreign country to Cambodia:

(855) 96 720 5219

(855) 12 877 307

If phoning within Cambodia:

096 720 5219

012 877 307

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Find Dave Walker (English & Khmer):

http://www.finddavewalker.com

If phoning from a foreign country to Cambodia:

(855) 96 720 5219

(855) 12 877 307

If phoning within Cambodia:

096 720 5219

012 877 307

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Free “Missing” Posters Available for Distribution in Siem Reap:

Ian Richard Croft

Owner

New Leaf Book Cafe

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ian Croft has printed posters, available for free for any volunteers to distribute.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/icroft1

ian.croft@newleafbookcafe.com

If phoning from a foreign country to Cambodia:

(855) 16 606 874

If phoning within Cambodia:

016 606 874

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The following people are available for media interviews:

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Mr. Noel Boivin

“Friend of Dave Walker”

noelboivin@yahoo.com

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Mr. Erich Fleshman

“As an actor and filmmaker, Dave and I ran in the same circles.  Known him for ten years and have stayed in touch even when he left for Canada and I for the US.”

erichfleshman@mac.com