Ok Serei Sopheak, a governance specialist, talks on Hello VOA radio call-in show, file photo.
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.
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