Cambodia

Corrupt Officials a Roadblock To Civic Groups, Expert Says

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

03 March 2015
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. More
March 2015
03 March 2015

Activist Advises Vigilance Over the Areng Valley

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.

Michelle Obama To Visit Cambodia To Promote Girls’ Education

Lady Michelle Obama will arrive in Siem Reap after visiting Tokyo and Kyoto from March 18 to March 20.

Two Former Khmer Rouge Cadre Charged by Tribunal

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.

Despite Law, Domestic Violence Remains a Major Problem

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.

Video Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Dead

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.

02 March 2015

Photogallery Restive Pagoda Has Long Been a Thorn in Government’s Side

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 Say Election Reform Deal Remains Flawed

NGOs, meanwhile, are banned from “insulting” political parties—another concern for critics of the draft.

13 Montagnards Recommended for Refugee Status; 36 Deported

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.

March 2015

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02 March 2015
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. Ten years after discovering a large grave site full of jars, researchers are still baffled as to why ancient Cambodians used jars in this way. AP reports from Koh Kong province, Cambodia.

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