Tuesday, 09 February 2016

    Cambodia

    Put Don Sahong Dam on U.S.-ASEAN Agenda, Say Campaigners

    Cambodian nongovernmental organization (NGOs) activists shout slogans during a protest against a proposed Don Sahong dam, in a tourist boat along the Tonle Sap river, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The activists use a tour boat to campaign their opposition against the building of the mega dam. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    08 February 2016
    Civil society groups are calling for Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam project to be discussed when Southeast Asian leaders meet with U.S. President Barack Obama next week. More
    February 2016
    08 February 2016

    US Trip Could Help Balance Foreign Policy, Experts Say

    “If we can maintain a neutral stance and balance, we can gain from both sides,” says Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer in Asia-Pacific studies at Leeds University.

    05 February 2016

    Opposition Leader Wants US Mediation in Cambodian Political Strife

    Sam Rainsy’s trip follows the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Cambodia, where Kerry emphasized the importance of human rights and democracy to ties with the United States.

    Hun Sen Rebukes Critics of Cambodian Foreign Policy

    Hun Sen in a public speech Friday says that Cambodia’s foreign policy is aimed at independence and neutrality.

    Video Calls for Justice in Shooting of Phnom Penh Scrap Metal Collector

    Vann Sophea, who makes a living collecting scrap metal on the city’s streets, was shot in the back on the night of Dec. 15, 2015, close to the sewage canal in Boeung Trabek district.

    04 February 2016

    Cambodia Struggling to Stem the Spread of Drug Resistant Malaria

    The WHO has adopted a policy to eliminate malaria entirely from the countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region by 2030 and has pledged $3 billion for Cambodia, Thailand and Laos to that end.

    China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

    China also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.

    Global Union Calls for Accountability in Supply Chains

    The International Trade Union Confederation said that 166 million workers make up a “hidden workforce” earning trillions of dollars for big companies.

    03 February 2016

    Analysts Urge Caution in Trans-Pacific Partnership With US

    It is unclear exactly how Cambodia would benefit from the trade deal, which lowers tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods between its adherents.

    02 February 2016

    Opposition Vice President Asks Party Members To Temper Insulting Rhetoric

    Kem Sokha seeks to curb the rhetorical attacks by members of his party on the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, since such attacks are often met with political retribution.

    Traffic Tickets Bringing Revenue and Transparency, Officials Say

    About 70 percent of those fines have come from traffic checkpoints, according to the ministries of Interior and Finance.

    Work to Begin Soon on Voter Registries, Election Committee Says

    The voter registration has been a major subject of criticism in the past, with the opposition claiming many of its supporters are unable to vote.

    Video Calls for Justice in Shooting of Phnom Penh Scrap Metal Collector

    Vann Sophea, who makes a living collecting scrap metal on the city’s streets, was shot in the back on the night of Dec. 15, 2015, close to the sewage canal in Boeung Trabek district. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.

    01 February 2016

    The ‘Hidden Workforce’ Making Profits for Multinationals

    A recent report from the International Trade Union Confederation reveals that 50 of the world’s largest companies depend on a “hidden workforce” to provide 94 percent of the labor from which they profit.

    After Visit With US Secretary of State, Foreign Minister Flies To China

    Hor Namhong will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss a broad strategic partnership in official talks from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5.

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    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restauranti
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    28 January 2016
    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons,  Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta Kasztelan has this report.

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    Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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    03 November 2014
    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 www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    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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