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    Khmer Rouge Survivors Head to US for Shooting Remembrance

    A Kent State University student lies on the ground after National Guardsman fired into a crowd of demonstrators on May 4, 1970 in Kent, Ohio. (AP Photo)

    28 April 2016
    The 46th Annual May 4 Commemoration, is held to remember four students who were fatally shot by Ohio National Guard troops just days after Nixon announced armed intervention in Cambodia. More
    April 2016
    28 April 2016

    Cambodian Circus Performers Want More Support

    More than 800 international artists have come from dozens of different countries to join the Tiny Tinou festival this year.

    26 April 2016

    Producer Hopes Cambodia Will Lift Film Ban

    The British producer said the importance of the film was not only to show the heroism of Wutty, but also the rising importance of forest people and activists who attempt to continue Wutty’s work protecting Prey Lang – one of the largest remaining evergreen forests in Southeast Asia.

    22 April 2016

    The Failure of Cambodian Resettlement in the U.S.

    From the 1970s to the 1990s, as many as 100,000 Cambodian refugees resettled in the United States. But far from finding a sanctuary, many Cambodians in America have grappled with poverty, mental health problems and social isolation.

    Chinese Foreign Minister Praises Cambodia for Support

    Cambodia, one of Southeast Asia's least-developed countries, enjoys large amounts of aid and investment from China.

    Video New Cambodian’s Envoy to South Korea Aims Anti-Graft and Good Service Policies

    Long Dimanche, Phnom Penh Municipal spokesman, was appointed to replace Suth Dina, an ex-Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea.

    21 April 2016

    Video Lamun Soleil: More Companies Expected to be Listed in Cambodia's Stock Market

    Lamun Soleil, Cambodia Securities Exchange's market operations deputy director, said there would be more companies listed in Cambodia's stock market. This is a video interview between Hul Reaksmey of VOA and Lamun Soleil. The interview was conducted on March in VOA's broadcast room in Phnom Penh. Soleil talked about the latest development of Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).

    Video Film Director About Chut Wutty Said Her Film Should Not be Banned

    Documentary film, I AM CHUT WUTTY, was banned from screening at Meta House Wednesday by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. However, the film director said her film shouldn’t be banned because it showed the good image of Cambodia and it didn’t blame anyone. The documentary was banned because it was filmed and planned to screen in the country without permission, according to spokesman for Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Thai Norak Satya who told VOA in a phone interview. However, in a video interview with VOA Khmer on Wednesday, Fran Lambrick, director of I AM CHUT WUTTY said the government should allow the film because it showed a Cambodian hero to fight deforestation. Vannarin Neou, Phnom Penh.

    20 April 2016

    New Korea Envoy Confident Despite ‘No Experience’

    A direct phone call from Prime Minister Hun Sen alerted 36-year-old City Hall deputy chief of administration Long Dimanche to his new role as Cambodia’s envoy to South Korea.

    Hun Manet Defends His Father's Record

    Rights groups have criticized Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 30-year rule for its harsh treatment of political opponents, rampant corruption, over-exploitation of natural resources, and a widening gap between rich and poor.

    18 April 2016

    Cambodian Forestry Campaigner Awarded 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize

    He dedicated the award to his countrymen who are fighting to preserve Cambodia’s remaining forests in the face of rampant illegal logging and damaging government policies.

    13 April 2016

    Returned Artifacts Stir New Interest in Cambodian Antiquity

    Artifacts looted from Cambodia’s ancient temples during decades of conflict have started to flow back into the country.

    12 April 2016

    Zaha Hadid’s Imprint on the Future of Cambodian Architecture

    Chhay Karno knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in Grade 10, drawing motivation from relatives, who worked as engineers.

    Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    Experts say Cambodia will require between $13 billion and $16 billion in infrastructure investment from 2013-2022 if it is to maintain its growth trajectory.

    Opposition Lawmaker Arrested Over Border Comments

    Um Sam An’s detention is the 16th arrest of a CNRP members or activist in less than a year.

    Official Denies Nepotism in Long Dimanche Appointment

    Long Dimanche will replace Suth Dina, who was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit on April 4.

    Calls for Investigation Over Justice Minister’s Alleged Offshore Link

    The ICIJ claimed on its website that Ang Vong Vathana had in 2007 bought $5,000 worth of shares in a now-defunct company.

    11 April 2016

    Video Foreign Investors Surge into Cambodian Condo Market

    Rate of construction raises questions about where investment is coming from and what effect it will have on local market.

    09 April 2016

    Video Phnom Penh Transforming Overnight with Foreign Investment

    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upward almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising questions about where all the investment is coming from and what effect it will have on the local market. David Boyle reports from the Cambodi

    08 April 2016

    Cambodian Architecture Students Embrace Zaha Hadid's Legacy

    Yeng Sereyroth, 19, who studied Zaha Hadid’s work is impressed by the use of curves, a signature of the work that brought the late British architect huge success during her life.

    Caution Urged as CPP Youth Step Into Limelight

    While a new generation of ruling party leaders is assuming increasing influence in Cambodia, many believe the youth may not be given space to challenge the status quo.

    07 April 2016

    Video  In the Bronx, a Struggle for Cambodian Wave for Refugees

    More than 100,000 Cambodians were admitted as refugees to the United States in the 1990s. Approximately 10,000 of them were placed in the Bronx, one of the poor communities in the New York City.

    05 April 2016

    Cambodian Opposition, Activists Slam New Trade Union Law

    Critics say the law places onerous financial reporting requirements on unions and contains clauses that discriminate against union leaders.

    04 April 2016

    Zaha Hadid’s Little Known Plan to Redesign Phnom Penh

    A document entitled “Phnom Penh Vision 2050,” seen by VOA Khmer, sets out how her company, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) works on projects.

    Cambodia Sees Gains from Obama’s Sunnylands Summit

    For Cambodia, the meeting offered a glimmer of hope for improved trade ties with the U.S., and enabled Prime Minister Hun Sen to take part in high-level talks on an equal standing other leaders.

    Still Lessons to Learn for Cambodians Watching U.S. Election Campaign

    Campaigning in America involves numerous televised public debates, with candidates getting fairly equal opportunities to put forward their proposals to voters.

    April 2016

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    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    28 April 2016
    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upwards almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising many questions. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.

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    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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