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Cambodia Senate Passed NGO Law Despite Protests And Boycotti
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24 July 2015
Hundreds of people demonstrated outside Cambodia’s Senate on Friday morning as senators inside debated a controversial new law designed to regulate the non-profit sector. The Law on Associations and NGOs, or LANGO, has been widely criticized by non-profits and many of Cambodia’s development partners, not least because it gives the government carte blanche to close down any organization. VOA Khmer Hul Reaksmey reports from Phnom Penh.

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Key Republican Senator Corker Angry Over Iran Nuclear Deali
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29 July 2015
Top Obama administration officials continue to advocate for the landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program on Capitol Hill. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.

Key Republican Senator Corker Angry Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Top Obama administration officials continue to advocate for the landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear program on Capitol Hill. VOA Khmer's Cheoung Pochin narrates.


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Speech Therapists Struggle To Meet the Needs of Many

An estimated 60,000 children in Cambodia have speech problems.
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Cambodia Remains on US ‘Watch List’ for Trafficking

In its annual Trafficking in Persons report, the State Department kept Cambodia a “tier 2” country.
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‘Culture of Dialogue’ Won’t Help Imprisoned Activists, Analysts Say

The 11 activists are being held at Prey Sar prison, outside Phnom Penh, facing up to 20 years in prison each, despite the efforts of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
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Factory Wages Remain a Potential Flashpoint for Workers

Unions say workers need at least $177 per month to make a living wage.
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Draft NGO Law Reaches Sent to Constitutional Council for Review

The National Assembly passed the draft earlier this month, and the Senate approved it last Friday without any changes.
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Thai TV Dramas Making a Comeback

As with other TV influencers—Korean pop culture among them—Thai programming has brought Thai fashion and style to Cambodia’s youth.
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Cambodians in America >>>

Cambodian Music Festival Showcases New and Old Talents

The second annual Cambodian Music Festival will be held at Pearson Park Amphitheater on July 25th in Anaheim, California.
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Documentary Describes America’s History of Immigration

The documentary “14” follows the different immigration movements in America over time, through the lives of several individuals of varying backgrounds.
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Video Inspired Secret Service Agent Plans to Help His Home Country

Leuth Oun went to college, graduated, and worked as a corrections officer before becoming a Secret Service agent in 2002.
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Cambodian Artist’s Unique Work Captivates Worldview of Resilience

The flexibility of Ali’s artwork about Cambodia’s history of violence, erasure, and resilience can be universally understood, Evans recently told VOA Khmer.
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For Many, Cambodian Rock Brings Sense of Pride

Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian.
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Cambodian-American Artist Awarded for Work on Identity

The Sovereign Art Foundation has named Anida Yoeu Ali, a Cambodian American artist, winner of the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
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Southeast Asia >>>

Caution Urged as Myanmar Poised to Embrace More Mining

New mining laws expected to entice more foreign investment, but rights groups fear local communities could be imperiled without more solid legal protections.
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Thailand to Indict Human Trafficking Suspects

Authorities announce 72 trafficking suspects already in custody are to be indicted, while warrants have been issued for arrests of 45 additional people.
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18 Map Sections Delivered To Cambodian Mission in New York

Prime Minister Hun Sen earlier this month had requested maps from the UN to show border demarcation from the pre-Khmer Rouge era.
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Myanmar Gives 153 Chinese Life in Jail for Illegal Logging

Chinese loggers in Myanmar send wood to China even though timber exports were banned in 2014.
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Cambodia Seeks Role as Mediator Between Asean, China

In 2012, Cambodia’s apparent support for China derailed talks on the contentious maritime issue at an Asean summit in Phnom Penh.
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Cambodia’s Military Ties With China Strengthening

Analysts say Cambodia is likely to look more and more to China for support, with tensions growing with its old patron, Vietnam, over border issues.
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Documentation Center to Host Genocide Conference in 2017

Tribunal officials and victims of the regime told VOA Khmer they support the conference coming to Cambodia.
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Memorial Project Educates Youth on Khmer Rouge

Several students at Toul Tom Poung High School told VOA Khmer that they understand the necessity of Khmer Rouge history, which will help Cambodia’s future.
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Video An Interview With US War Crimes Ambassador Stephen Rapp

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has been unable to fully pursue at least two cases, due to the government’s unwillingness to arrest them, the US ambassador at large for war crimes says.
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Video US War Crimes Ambassador Called for Arrest of Tribunal Suspects

The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has been unable to fully pursue at least two cases, due to the government’s unwillingness to arrest them, the US ambassador at large for war crimes says.
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International Judge Resigns from Beleaguered Tribunal

Court observers say Mark Harmon had in the last three years made much progress on cases 003 and 004,
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Judge Quits Cambodia's Troubled Khmer Rouge Trial

Mark Harmon from the US is the fourth judge to quit so far - and another blow for troubled tribunal probing atrocities of 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.
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Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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03 November 2014
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 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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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