Chinas Reach Worlds Dam Builder
Scot Marciel, the top diplomat for Asia and Pacific at the US State Department, said the tribunal can serve as an example to Cambodians and the world.
A senior US diplomat says the country is looking to strengthen ties with Cambodia, now that the opposition has ended a boycott of the National Assembly.
The US has made a recent diplomatic push in Asia, where China’s influence continues to grow.
Observers say they are hopeful the case will reveal more truths about the movement and provide some sense of justice for victims.
Neither Mu Sochua nor Yim Sovann won enough votes to be on the eighth or tenth committees, following a secret ballot measure.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum about sustainable development in Cambodia, organized by the Enrich Institute. The forum was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center with the financial support from the the Asia Foundation, the Voice of America and others. (Photo: Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer )
Street food is very popular in Phnom Penh, particularly among the city’s youth.
In all, 122 Assembly members voted in the session, the first vote for the new legislature, which has been without the opposition since July 2013 elections.
Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted parliament for months following the July 2013 general election.
Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
The expansion of rubber plantations in the Cambodian countryside is a major source of contention with villagers who are ousted from their land by companies.
The bodies of Laurent Vallier, 42, and his four children were found entombed in a vehicle submerged in a pond behind his home in Kampong Speu province.
Hun Sen appeared to be referring to remarks made Wednesday on VOA Khmer by Adhoc activist Ny Chakrya, following clashes between evictee protesters and security forces.
Around 80 citizen journalists from around Cambodia held a meeting in Phnom Penh Wednesday, in a first-ever networking event for a new kind of reporter in the country.
Rights groups are calling for the release of three opposition activists who have been held in detention since violent clashes with security forces in July.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia in some capacity for 30 years.
Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries.
The two countries are reportedly in talks on the issue, though no deal has yet been signed.
The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy told supporters Friday that the goal of his party remains the same: to change the current regime.
Election watchdogs and small parties without seats in government are worried about a new formula for choosing the National Election Committee.
The opposition wants to see an end of the prosecution of seven lawmakers for insurrection and incitement by a court widely viewed as biased.
The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand recently investigated allegations that villagers were forced from their homes to make way for three plantations companies.
The fact that only three leaders have faced trial since 2006 means the court is failing to bring justice to the victims of the brutal regime.
Some 200 former residents of the Borei Keila development attended Tuesday’s meeting.
All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.
The courts have continued to question opposition leaders over violent clashes between Rescue Party supporters and Phnom Penh security forces July 15.
Im Chaem, 68, is among a small group of suspects that could be indicted in two more cases at the tribunal.
A United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has handed down long awaited guilty verdicts against two aging leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime.
While the verdict signaled a completion to this phase of the trial, critics say the court could have done a lot more for Cambodians.
Following the session, leaders vowed to work together, following a political deal that ended a 10-month opposition boycott of the government.
More than 1.7 million people died under the regime, from overwork, starvation or execution, in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
In the countryside, especially in former Khmer Rouge areas, the verdict was met with mixed reactions.
The first phase of a two-phase trial began for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in late 2011, in a trial that included more than 1,000 witnesses and 7,000 documents.
Two Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison
Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan convicted of crimes against humanity three-and-a-half decades after communist group's bloody rule left nearly quarter of Cambodian population dead.
The tribunal sentenced Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who are in poor health, to life in prison
Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, are facing charges for their roles as leaders within the movement
On Wednesday police rolled up concertina wire that had been used as part of a blockade in force since violent protests in January, opening the park.
Thursday’s verdict will be a landmark moment for the court, which has so far only tried one other Khmer Rouge member.
The flooding has been caused by major rain due to Typhoon Rammasun, which has hit coastal China hard.
The Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers attended a swearing in ceremony in traditional dress at the Royal Palace, in front of King Norodom Sihamoni.
The appeal comes as an increasing number of Cambodian women are finding their way into Chinese marriages and becoming victims of human trafficking.
The lawmakers, including outspoken senior Rescue Party member Mu Sochua, will be summoned to court over the next two weeks, starting Aug. 8.
Once built, the hydropower dam will affect 26,000 hectares of land and 1,500 people of the Chong ethnic minority.
Cambodia's «Second Angkor Wat» at Banteay Chhmar is slowing returning to life after eight centuries of isolated slumber. A British archaeologist has put together a team if workers and experts who are rebuilding the ancient temples stone by stone. (AP, Phnom Penh)