Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victimsi
X
26 March 2015
On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979, where they were tortured and then executed by Pol Pot's murderous regime. Although many have welcomed the memorial, one aspect of it has proven controversial. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from Phnom Penh.

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
  • Tibetan artists in traditional costumes perform opera at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India.
  • New York firefighters battle a blaze at a commercial and residential block on March 26, 2015, in New York's East Village. The entire building at 125 Second Avenue was engulfed in flames and the lower two floors appeared partially collapsed, television footage and press photographs showed. Twelve people were reported hurt.
  • A girl reacts as President Barack Obama greets her and others in the crowd after speaking about payday lending, at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala., March 26, 2015.
  • An image shot through the frame of a broken television shows Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli security forces after a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank.
  • (L-R) Silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the US, gold medalists Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France and bronze medalists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje of Canada pose during the awards ceremony of the ice dance of the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.
  • A Nigerian woman prays at the main mosque in the capital Abuja.
  • Host of NBC's 'The Tonight Show', Jimmy Fallon (L) at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York.
  • A leaflet created by the U. S. Department of Defense to be dropped over Syria is shown after being released to Reuters by the Pentagon in Washington, March 26, 2015. The U.S. has dropped tens of thousands of the graphic leaflets southwest of the Syrian city of Raqqa aimed at discouraging Islamic State recruitment.
  • A masked Tibetan artist waits to perform a traditional opera at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Dharamsala, India.
  • Mercedes mechanics fix British driver Lewis Hamilton's car at the team's garage after its engine failure during the first practice session for the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia.
  • Somali police take positions after Islamist group al Shabaab attacked Maka Al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu.
  • Members of the public light candles around a portrait of the late Lee Kuan Yew as a tribute to him, in Singapore. Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more than a month of battling severe pneumonia.
  • A stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims are placed in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France.

Cambodia >>>

Cambodia Struggling With Goals for Women Empowerment

In 2015, there are only 25 female members of the National Assembly, representing 20 percent of the legislature.
More

Assembly Begins Filling Seats for National Election Committee

Following a closed-door session on Friday, Assembly lawmakers announced they would be taking applications for all nine members.
More

Critics Call for Action at Tribunal, as Third Suspect Named

Judge Mark Harmon charged former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An, better known as Ta An, with a raft of atrocity crimes associated with an execution site and two security centers, according to a tribunal statement issued Friday.
More

Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

Dozens of government officials, donors and staff from UN-backed war crimes court attend ceremony honoring victims of Khmer Rouge era.
More

Video Cambodian Land Grabs Threaten Traditional Communities

At least seven different indigenous groups in Ratanakiri depend mainly on forest products for their survival, say they face loss of their land, traditional way of life.
More

Poor Governance at Root of Cambodia’s Education Problems, Expert Says

The dropout rates remain high: just 20 out of 100 students registered in Cambodian primary schools are able to finish 9th grade.
More
More

Cambodians in America >>>

Video Lottery Fever Grips Eastern States

The multistate Powerball jackpot in the US is now worth $500 million, bringing out many people to buy tickets in hopes of winning.
More

Cambodian-US Naval Officer Maintains ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz has maintained a “not guilty” plea, despite his being named by the contractor in a wide-reaching bribery scandal.
More

More Bribery Charges Cambodian-Born US Naval Officer

A US federal court has indicted Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, a Cambodian-American US naval officer, on seven more counts of bribery.
More
More

Southeast Asia >>>

Thailand Toughens Human Trafficking Penalties

Country under intense international pressure, especially from US, to curb human trafficking and abusive labor practices for migrant workers.
More

Video World Leaders in Singapore Sunday for Lee's Funeral

Country's 'founding father' was greatly admired in region where other leaders sought to emulate him, replicate his success.
More

Court Rules Suspected Uighur Family Must Remain in Thai Custody

The family's lawyer said they have all obtained passports from Turkey's Interior Ministry that make them 'officially Turkish citizens'.
More

Thai Reporters: Junta Leader's Execution Quip No Laughing Matter

PM Prayuth warned journalists to refrain from reporting anything that could cause 'conflicts' or they could face 'execution'.
More

Cambodia Publicly Endorses China Position on South China Sea

Prime Minister Hun Sen says issue should be solved only by nations directly affected by the disputes - as Philippines, Vietnam seek multi-lateral approach.
More

Economic Growth Could Slow as Workers Migrate

An estimated 800,000 Cambodian workers migrated to Thailand in search of jobs this year alone.
More
More

More Topics >>>

Critics Call for Action at Tribunal, as Third Suspect Named

Judge Mark Harmon charged former Khmer Rouge cadre Ao An, better known as Ta An, with a raft of atrocity crimes associated with an execution site and two security centers, according to a tribunal statement issued Friday.
More

Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

Dozens of government officials, donors and staff from UN-backed war crimes court attend ceremony honoring victims of Khmer Rouge era.
More

Video Memorial Stupa Inaugurated at Former Khmer Rouge Torture Center

The stupa is 6 meters tall and was funded by the German government, as a part of ongoing efforts to foster national reconciliation for the atrocity crimes of the Khmer Rouge.
More
More

60 Second World News Update

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
VOA60 US Election Video in 60 Secondsi
X
27 March 2015
More >>>>

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
X
01 December 2014
You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
Video

Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
Video

Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
See more >>>