Cambodia is thought to produce the best wild honey in Southeast Asia, mainly due to its climate and topography.
The group of 13 Montagnards is reportedly in hiding, but UN teams have so far been unable to reach them.
During his life, he investigated some of Cambodia’s worst rights abuses, from land disputes to oppression of dissidents and the devastation of the country’s natural resources.
A local health clinic in Rokar village, Battambang province, is now under investigation, after nearly 800 people were tested for the virus.
Of those interviewed, 59 percent said they think the country is going in the wrong direction.
At least 82 people have tested positive for HIV in the village of Rokar, Battambang province, which has only 2,000 people in it.
The council received a request to look into the matter from the king, following a letter of complaint from Rescue Party lawmaker Mu Sochua.
The ancient Kingdom of Angkor once created pottery fit for kings, but the artisan skills have declined through the centuries.
The government this week called on its various offices and agencies, including the military, to declared their assets to the Anti-Corruption Unit in January.
Erin Moriarty Harrelson, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at American University, is one of the five researchers who received a Fullbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship this year. She is now in Cambodia, working to document the lives of deaf people in rural areas.
Local rights workers, family, friends and dignitaries on Thursday attended a mourning ceremony for rights investigator Chan Soveth, who died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack at age 51. He probe alleged abuse since 1996 for local NGO, Adhoc. Chan Soveth’s remains were on display at the Koul Ta Tung pagoda, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, where many gathered to mourn his passing.
Chan Soveth’s remains were on display at the Koul Ta Tung pagoda, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, where many gathered to mourn his passing.
UNHCR has expressed concern for the Montangards, following reports they were being sought by Cambodian authorities for deportation.
Chan Soveth, a longtime human rights defender, died of a heart attack on Wednesday.
Project is one of a series of planned dams in the Mekong River Basin that environmentalists say could harm an ecosystem critical for feeding millions of people in Southeast Asia
To commemorate this day and this collective protest, I would like to honor the indigenous women warriors of Areng Valley, who are speaking out and fighting to protect their land from the construction of a controversial dam.
In a hand-written note from Prey Sar prison, all eight activists say they will begin a hunger strike on Wednesday that will last until they are released.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer to mark International Human Rights Day. It is accompanied by a short film she produced looking at the lives of the women of the Areng Valley, who oppose a proposed hydroelectric dam there they say endangers their way of life.
Police have recorded 93 different drug trafficking cases in the last three months.
The Mekong River Commission will hold a regional public consultation on Dec. 12 to discuss the project and hear objections.
Freshwater from the rivers of Cambodia are an integral part of life in Cambodia and a key element of the Khmer national character. The Mekong River Commission meets December 12 in Pakse, Laos to receive public input on the planned Don Sahong Dam, proposed by the Lao government to be built on a Mekong River site two kilometers from the Cambodian border and Steung Treng province. The MRC will take attendees on a field trip to the site on December 11.
Montagnards, many of whom are Protestants, have long claimed persecution in Vietnam for religious reasons and for their aid of US troops during Vietnam war.
Ou Virak, chairman of the board at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, told “Hello VOA” that the current agreement only fits the immediate needs of the situation at hand.
A group of non-governmental organizations has signed onto the Election Reform Alliance, which issued a statement this week to push for the best reforms possible.
Cambodia currently has more than 1 million Facebook subscribers, who share news on politics, the economy and entertainment, contributing to vibrant online debates.
The Cambodian government has a history of deporting minorities from Vietnam who flee across the border seeking refuge.
Small number of Montagnards have been in hiding in forests of Ratanakiri province since late October, claiming oppression in Vietnam.
In a hand-written letter from Prey Sar prison, the activists say they were improperly tried by Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
Like many developing countries, Cambodia’s mainly agricultural society is changing fast, driven by urbanization and falling fertility rates. As young workers move to the cities, older people are staying back in the villages, where they have little support.