Cambodia

Draft Laws on Judicial Reform Approved for Legislative Debate

In the draft law on the Supreme Council of Magistracy, one provision calls for the council members to be proposed by the Minister of Justice.

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18 April 2014
In the draft law on the Supreme Council of Magistracy, one provision calls for the council members to be proposed by the Minister of Justice. More
April 2014
17 April 2014

Fewer Traffic Deaths This New Year, Authorities Report

Nearly 40 people died in traffic accidents over the Khmer New Year, authorities reported Thursday.

16 April 2014

Less Rain, More Bugs Predicted for Year of the Horse

Cambodians have deep traditions steeped in animism, astrology and folktales, and many take such predictions very seriously, especially at the onset of a new year.

15 April 2014

Political Sides Fail To Reach Agreement Before New Year

Both sides had hoped to sign an agreement in front of the king on Friday, prior to the kick off of annual New Year’s celebrations.

11 April 2014

Video Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New York

For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

10 April 2014

Video Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January.

07 April 2014

Man Says Home Was Attacked by ‘Thugs’ Loyal to Head of the CPP

Seven families in at the site, in Boeung Kak 1 commune, Tuol Kork district, are embroiled in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import & Export Company.

05 April 2014

Spokesman Attacks RFA, Newspaper for ‘Attacks’

The spokesman, Phay Siphan, blasted the Cambodia Daily for a story on foreign ships that are “sold” Cambodian flags and RFA for a story that said Prime Minister Hun Sen “admitted” Cambodia cannot reduce its gap between rich and poor.

04 April 2014

Heritage Foundation Calls for Change of US Policy in Cambodia

Political analysts at the US-based Heritage Foundation say relations with Cambodia are overdue for reform.

Video Google Launches Digital Tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.

03 April 2014

Report Says Half a Million Cambodians Affected by Land Disputes

More than half a million people have been affected by land disputes over the last 14 years, according to a report by the rights group Licadho.

Video US Seeking Lessons of 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Two decades have passed since hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the Rwanda genocide, and Western powers were accused of standing by and allowing it to happen.

02 April 2014

Cambodia’s Eight-month Political Deadlock Shows Hints of Ending

Cambodia has been in a state of political paralysis since July’s disputed general election.

01 April 2014

Video 17 Years On, No Suspects in Deadly Grenade Attack

In 17 years, Cambodian authorities have failed to find a single suspect in a grenade attack on an opposition rally that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 others.

April 2014

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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)