Monday, 15 September 2014

Cambodia

Takeo ‘Cooperative’ Will Be Starting Point for Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, left, former Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, right, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sit in the court hall before they made closing statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, file photo.

12 September 2014
The announcement from the court moves it a step closer to the second phase of the trial against the two men, in the court’s most prominent trial to date. More
September 2014
12 September 2014

Experts See Cause for Concern in Cambodia-China Relationship

China is a major donor and investor in Cambodia, as it is for many poor countries in the region, expanding its influence in recent years.

11 September 2014

Watchdog Objects To Certification of Rubber Company

Global Witness says the Vietnam Rubber Group does not meet criteria for certification.

Koh Kong Teachers Trained in Khmer Rouge Curriculum

Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge.

10 September 2014

Researcher Describes Khmer Rouge Atrocities Against Cham Muslims

Both leaders on trial will face charges related to the treatment of the Chams, as well as Vietnamese, when their trial begins in full later this year.

Hun Sen Warns Opposition Lawmaker To Curb Government Criticism

Kem Sokha told VOA Khmer such threats will not stop the opposition from criticizing corrupt government officials.

08 September 2014

Cambodia Takes Measures To Detect Ebola Virus in Travelers

The measures are meant to screen for Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and avian influenza, all of which can be deadly for humans.

05 September 2014

Fired After a Demand for Higher Wages, a Bus Driver Protests

The 29-year-old is the first bus driver in Cambodia to ever lead such a demonstration.

Factory at Center of January Strikes Under Review

GMAC Secretary-General Ken Loo said the review is under way, but its results will not be made public.

04 September 2014

Century 21 Opens With Aims of Improving Real Estate Sector

With more than 7,000 affiliated offices in 75 countries, Century 21 offers training on real estate to more than 38,000 real estate agents worldwide, according to the company.

Nuon Chea’s Defense Finds Grounds To Appeal at Least One Crime Accusation

Nuon Chea is on trial alongside Khieu Samphan, another regime leader, for atrocity crimes.

03 September 2014

Groups Continue Push for Term Limits on Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen has served in a number of leadership roles in the country, broken only occasionally, for nearly 30 years.

02 September 2014

Cambodia Moves Toward More Computer Education in Provinces

Computer skills remain quite low for most Cambodians, and IT classes are mainly taught at universities, rather than in lower grades.

01 September 2014

US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Says

In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea.

September 2014

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Cambodian American Hip Hop Artist Raps About Personal Strugglesi
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08 September 2014
A growing underground movement of Cambodian American hip hop artists is rapping about the struggles of living in urban America. Most, if not all of them, are refugees or children of refugees who came to the United States from Cambodia to escape the Khmer Rouge genocide of the 1970's. Through their music, the artists hope to give voice to immigrants who have been struggling quietly for years. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California, home to the largest Cambodian community outside that country.

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Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)i
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05 September 2014
You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come? " What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" 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 Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." 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 Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." 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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