A prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty ImagesA prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty Images
A prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty Images

Child prostitutes, teen drug addicts: Southeast Asia’s dark side revealed in Malaysian comic artist’s new book

  • A group of Malaysian friends travelled across Southeast Asia 20 years ago looking to eat, shop and laugh, but they discovered more than they were prepared for
  • ‘All I saw was futures being destroyed,’ says comic artist Arif Rafhan Othman, who has chronicled the journey in the graphic novel Reality B****slap

Topic |   Books and Literature
A prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty ImagesA prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty Images
A prostitute walks into a brothel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was in Phnom Penh that Malaysian comic book artist first saw young children walking the streets looking for customers. Photo: Getty Images
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