From left in front row, Cambodia's National Assembly President Heng Samrin, King Norodom Sihamoni, Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Royal Palace Kong Samol pose with the nation's lawmakers during a photo session in front of the National Assembly in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. The Cambodian opposition boycotted the opening of parliament Monday over alleged widespread cheating in the July elections, putting the country's political crisis at a critical juncture. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Following a closed-door session on Friday, Assembly lawmakers announced they would be taking applications for all nine members.
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.
Dozens of government officials, donors and staff from UN-backed war crimes court attend ceremony honoring victims of Khmer Rouge era.
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,
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
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.
The dropout rates remain high: just 20 out of 100 students registered in Cambodian primary schools are able to finish 9th grade.
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday called on the government to drop insurrection charges against 11 opposition activists, including one who holds a US passport.
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.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday criticized the visit of First Lady Michelle Obama, saying her 'Let Girls Learn' initiative is not funding the education of Cambodian girls.
Prime Minister Hun Sen says issue should be solved only by nations directly affected by the disputes - as Philippines, Vietnam seek multi-lateral approach.
An estimated 800,000 Cambodian workers migrated to Thailand in search of jobs this year alone.
Girls in Siem Reap province say they are aware of the importance of education, especially higher education, to escape poverty.
Many residents in Siem Reap say they were not aware of the first lady’s visit, and some said even though they were, they aren’t sure what will happen next or how it will help.
The UN and Cambodian sides of the court have been at odds at numerous times since the tribunal’s inception, in 2006.
Sok Vanseka said Cambodia’s effective use of any future funding from the new bank would largely depend on its own political will.
Under the agreement, Cambodia gets $35 million in exchange for taking refugees who had sought asylum in Australia.
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, meanwhile, will have until 2018 to enjoy preferred statuses, as they race to catch up to the rest of the region.
They are the result of months of negotiations between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Cambodian officials said over the weekend they hope her visit will also shine a positive light on the country and encourage more visitors to come.
Cambodians say they are hopeful the visit of US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a positive difference in the educational future of their girls.
Around the world, 62 million girls are not in school. School dropout rates among female students in developing countries like Cambodia also remain a concern.
Following First Lady Michelle Obama’s three-day visit to Cambodia to promote her “Let Girl Learn” initiative, Cambodian officials say they hope for positive changes in girls’ education.
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said her visit gave strong encouragement for girls’ education in Cambodia.
First Lady Michelle Obama is on her three-day visit in Cambodia to promote girls’ education.
Land activists from 8 communities held a protest on Saturday March 21, 2015 in front of the US embassy in Phnom Penh to urge the U.S First Lady, Michelle Obama to intervene to Cambodian Government to release 11 women in jail and land issues. VOA Khmer's Heng Reaksmey reports from Phnom Penh.
Schoolgirls at Hun Sen's Bokorng High School where U.S First Lady Michelle Obama visited on Saturday March 21 2015 and Angkor High School in Siem Reap say they recognize the value of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative—and many are ready to participate.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia's famed Ankor Wat temple where she spoke Saturday at a Peace Corps training event and also met with a group of girls at a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap. The visit is part of a two-nation trip meant to highlight a new global women's education initiative.
Accompanied by PM Hun Sen's wife, US first lady told schoolgirls to stay in school and take advantage of their education to demand greater freedoms in their country.
Schoolgirls at Angkor High School in Siem Reap say they recognize the value of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative—and many are ready to participate.
John Ciorciari said Obama’s trip can help the relationship between the two countries, but Cambodia’s rights record remains a problem.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia this weekend to launch "Let Girls Learn," an initiative to help keep 62 million girls worldwide in schools. However, there’s not a sign in Siem Reap, not even an American flag to show that she is visiting. VOA Khmer’s Reasey Poch reports.
Cambodia's first lady Bun Rany Hun Sen greeted US first lady at airport; trip aimed at promoting education for girls.
First Lady Michelle Obama arrived Friday in Cambodia for a three-day visit to promote girls’ education.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friday night, as part of her two-nation Asian trip to promote education for girls. VOA Khmer reports.
By 2013, about 2.5 million hectares, about 70 percent of the country’s arable land, was leased to more than 270 companies.
Outside of Siem Reap, in the rural areas, few have access to information, and so few know of the First Lady's visit, or who Michelle Obama is.
Some critics are skeptical the program will work, especially in the face of poverty, corruption and poor governance.
While few Siem Reap residents knew of the first lady’s visit, many welcomed the news that she was arriving in an effort to improve education.
The visit marks the first time that the wife of a sitting US president has visited the small Southeast Asian nation.
Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
Human Rights Watch warns two laws unanimously passed by parliament would limit freedom of expression and assembly.
Although Cambodia has seen high enrollment at primary schools, about 95 percent, the rate of students dropping out of secondary and high school remains a problem.
All 103 lawmakers present from the Cambodian People’s Party and the Cambodia National Rescue Party voted for the laws, with no discussion or debate.
United States First Lady Michelle Obama is meeting leaders of Japan, where she is touting an initiative aimed at helping girls in developing countries finish their education.
Cambodian National Assembly voted to remove the Head of State, Prince Norodom Sihanouk on March 18, 1970 and proclaimed the Khmer Republic later that year.
Cambodia is one of 11 countries participating in part of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative, run by the Peace Corps and overseen by the first lady.
Democracy and rights groups on Wednesday reiterated calls that certain provisions limiting be struck.
Women’s rights activists are pushing for gender equality in all areas including at the decision making level in the next 15 years.In order to achieve this ambition goal, proper budget should be allocated from the government and developed countries, they said.
Over the past 20 years, Neang Phalla has dedicated her work to making education accessible for blind and deaf children across Cambodia.
The draft laws are the result of months of negotiations between the ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
An English teacher from rural Maine in the United States won the one million US dollars Global Teacher Prize.
Eleven out of 24 employees of the station were on strike last week, demanding raises for senior workers, a weeklong holiday and improved conditions at the station.
Opposition supporters say the sentences have more to do with political harassment than law.
Kem Sokha urged patience, and told supporters not to be concerned the opposition has been “tricked” by the ruling party.
In Cambodia, girls face poverty, corruption and traditions that keep them at home or de-prioritize learning, especially compared to boys.
The children lived cramped in a cell with many other women, with little to eat, in an environment ill-suited for children.
Cambodia’s economy is likely to continue to grow at a fast pace, but an economist says that will widen the gap between rich and poor.
The group interviewed 340 people for the report, including 270 workers from 73 different factories in and around Phnom Penh.
Cambodia has seen a wave of recent labor unrest and authorities have violently crushed protests.
Many residents in Phnom Penh interviewed this week said they were not sure what was happening with the reform.
In 2001, waves of Montagnard asylum-seekers found their way to Cambodia, and many of them were later received by the United States.
The two former Khmer Rouge leaders are currently in the midst of the second and final trial phase at the UN-backed court.
Koul Panha, executive director for Comfrel, told VOA Khmer on Monday that more than 60 NGOs disagree with the reforms, especially prohibitions on speech.
U.S. President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush participated Saturday in the 50th anniversary observance of the beating of peaceful civil rights demonstrators by police in Selma, Alabama.
Recent controversy shows how some contemporary journalists try to create particular images of themselves, Jim Naureckas says
In a visit to Cambodia last week, Geraldine Richmond told VOA Khmer she was surprised to see how much passion for technology in young Cambodian students.
During questioning Monday, prosecutor Nicholas Koumjian reminder witness Neang Ouch he had sworn an oath and could be charged with perjury.
U.S. President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of two Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches Saturday with a call to Americans to work together to make the country better. Michael Brown from Washington DC.
On International Women's Day, four women share their view on women's rights and women's empowerment via VOA Khmer.
Myanmar, Cambodia, and even communist Laos, can use them to point out the risks of democratization and the benefits of a more authoritarian regime, he said.
Neither Im Chaem nor Meas Muth have been arrested, for example, despite the charges against them.
Michelle Obama will visit Siem Reap, the gateway city to the temples, where she will meet with local community leaders to discuss ways to improve the lives of girls who live in rural poverty.
A total 45 known Montagnards—an ethnic minority in Vietnam that claims persecution there—have been arrested and deported since December.
It has been nearly one year since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, becoming one of the world's biggest airline mysteries.
“The Magic Flute” will be a unique operatic performance, held in 2017 at the Chau Say Tevoda temple in Siem Reap.
Maternal and child malnutrition cost the country nearly $90 million a year while stunted growth and anemia cost the country nearly $130 million.
In June and July last year, some 200,000 Cambodian migrant workers were either expelled from Thailand or left in the wake of political unrest and a crackdown on foreign workers.
Supporters say Meach Sovannara is being held for political purposes and for his support of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Ok Serei Sopheak told “Hello VOA” that the problems are caused by officials involved in bad governance, who don’t want to be exposed and therefore refuse to cooperate.
Alex Gonzalez-Davidson says he holds little hope the government will refrain from building a hydroelectric dam in the Areng Valley of Koh Kong province.
Lady Michelle Obama will arrive in Siem Reap after visiting Tokyo and Kyoto from March 18 to March 20.
The suspects are part of two ongoing cases at the UN-backed court that Prime Minister Hun Sen and other senior officials oppose—and that court observers fear may never be completed.
Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle.
The pagoda houses monks from the restive minority community of Khmer Kampuchea Krom, an ethnic group that lives in today’s Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, who claim abuse at the hands of Vietnamese authorities.
NGOs, meanwhile, are banned from “insulting” political parties—another concern for critics of the draft.
The 13, including one woman, had fled to the jungles of remote Ratanakkiri province late last year and were brought to Phnom Penh with the support of the UN High Commission for Refugees.