Coffee Talk: Online sales, sex and obscenity

This morning, Samnang and Sothie met for coffee and talked about women who sell online — with marketing ploys that are often laced with sex and obscenity.


Samnang: Sothy, have you noticed that women who sell online use obscene language these days? To be frank, it's sexual. It's hard to stomach.


Sothie: I get a headache just thinking about it. It’s not just the obscene language. They show above, they show below — there's nothing left! I'm so angry but I don't know what to do. What do you think?


Samnang: I think the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Commerce have to eventually deal with this. Otherwise, it’ll have a negative impact on kids. It’s not like they’re selling a product, it seems like they’re selling ...


Sothie: What are you talking about?


Samnang: It's hard to say. What they’re selling isn't normal. Not so much goods, more like ... services.


Sothie: That’s not difficult. If online trading is illegal and violates tradition, the relevant ministry can take legal action.


Samnang: Are there any online business rules?


Sothie: I'm not sure, but I heard that we have e-commerce laws.


Samnang: If there are laws, saleswomen who violate tradition must be punished.

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