Cambodia dangles laptops for 'A' students, but most miss the mark

About 75 percent of high school seniors failed their final exam this year, the result of a crackdown on rampant cheating. Tests were held under strict conditions, part of a larger drive to fix Cambodia's education system.

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When Sambath Vibolroth earned an A on Cambodia's toughest high school exam last month, her reward was a meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, who offered her a free motorbike, money, iPad, and laptop.