Tuesday, 23 September 2014

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Human Rights Deteroriating in Cambodia, Says Activisti
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19 September 2014
Human rights in Cambodia is deteriorating and activist has urged the two main political parties to work together to reverse the trend and end culture of impunity. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviews Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, when she was in Washington, D.C early this week.

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  • Thousands of students stage a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
  • Students rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

  • Thousands of Hong Kong students boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

  • Hong Kong students by the thousands boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

  • Student protest sign that reads,“Student strike is the beginning, require Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union to support teacher's strike,” Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
  • The students on strike have wide support from college administrators and faculty who have offered leniency to students who skip classes to attend the strike, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

Hong Kong Politics

Thousands of Hong Kong students have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest Beijing's decision to rule out fully democratic elections in the former British colony.


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Communities Band Together to Oppose Mekong Dams

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Election Reform Must Continue, Democracy Groups Warn

Election reform must remain a top priority for ruling party and opposition lawmakers, who continue to vie for selection of a key election institution, observers say.
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Lawmakers Hold Rare Hearing To Discuss Corruption

Transparency International Cambodia has reported on widespread corruption in both the public and private sectors, including the judiciary, journalism, NGOs and other sectors.
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Cambodia Supports US Efforts Against ISIS ‘in Political Spirit’

Cambodian security officials say there is no immediate threat from the group to the immediate region, but they are watching closely for a resurgence of Islamic extremism.
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Unions Want Foreign Buyers To Support Calls for Higher Wages

The unions want a raise for workers to $177 per month, to keep up with the higher costs of living in Cambodia.
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Photogallery 2,500 Apartment Residents Fear Imminent Eviction

It is considered one specimen of the New Khmer architecture movement, developed by architect Vann Molyvann.
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Cambodians in America >>>

Video US Activists Disappointed With Opposition in Cambodia

In a recent discussion in Virginia, many said they felt the Cambodia National Rescue Party had betrayed its US supporters in making the deal with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
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Tribunal Official Faces Emotional Khmer Rouge Victims in California

Many Cambodians felt the court’s slow pace and limited scope were not bringing them a sense of justice.
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Video Cambodian American Hip Hop Artist Sings of Personal Struggles

For Chanthy Sok, rap infused with Cambodian melodies is a way to pay respect to the survivors of the victims of Khmer Rouge genocide.
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Southeast Asia >>>

Video Saving Global Fish Stocks Starts in the Kitchen

New York native, Billy Marinelli, an environmentalist, is on a crusade to save Thailand's dwindling marine life from extinction.
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Communities Band Together to Oppose Mekong Dams

Networks of fishing communities from Cambodia and Thailand call for Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos and stop the planned Don Sahong dam near the borders.
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China to Invest $20B in India Amid Border Dispute

Border spat between armies of two countries in Himalayas underlines mutual tensions despite growing commercial ties highlighted by Xi Jinping's high-profile visit.
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Philippine Base for US Ships Draws Mixed Reactions Amid China Tensions

Locals desire the protection and development the base might bring are also worried about the environmental impact.
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Indonesia Identifies 4 Suspected Militants as Chinese Uighurs

Indonesia has threatened to revoke the citizenship of those who support Islamic State militants.
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Cambodia Arrests 11 in China Dam Protest

Authorities in Cambodia have detained 11 activists after they tried to stop further studies for a planned Chinese built dam.
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Tribunal Announces Date To Begin Next Trial

The date will mark the beginning of the second and final phase of the trial against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, which was broken into two parts for expediency.
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Khmer Rouge Defendants Offered Buddhist Ritual

Such ceremonies—once banned by the Khmer Rouge—are allowed under the internal rules of the UN-backed court.
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Takeo ‘Cooperative’ Will Be Starting Point for Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

The announcement from the court moves it a step closer to the second phase of the trial against the two men, in the court’s most prominent trial to date.
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VOA60 US Election Video in 60 Secondsi
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22 September 2014
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English with Mani & Mori

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Get Over It (Movie: Shutter Island)i
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22 September 2014
You can say, "No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. So that fight you had with your cousin last year - 'get over it'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Get Over It (Movie: Shutter Island)

You can say, "No family is perfect, we argue, we fight. So that fight you had with your cousin last year - 'get over it'." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" 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.
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Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." 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.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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