Poverty and debt: the true story of the multilingual Cambodian boy

Thuch Salik, a 14 year-old multilingual Cambodian internet sensation, is wearing jeans and a white button-up shirt appropriately patterned with outlines of big stars.

Sitting in a small, leafy park on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, he is recognized by passersby, who ask for photos.

Including his native Khmer, Salik speaks 16 languages, and his linguistic skills have been his claim to fame since he became an overnight sensation this month after a Malaysian tourist posted a video of him on the internet.

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