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Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and services between the 10 Asean nations.
A new voter registration system that could eliminate irregularities would cost about $17 million, an election monitor said Thursday.
In fact, Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party is widely and frequently criticized for using the courts as a tool against dissidents.
All 10 Asean countries are set to form and EU-style community, allowing the free movement of goods and services between them at the end of 2015.
China recently pledged between $500 million and $700 million for Cambodia, but it is not clear where the money will be spent.
The ambassador has proven willing to tackle tough topics in Cambodia’s fractious political climate.
Meach Sovannara, a former Radio Free Asia reporter, is facing a hefty sentence on charges of insurrection, for allegedly orchestrating violence in a July 15 protest.
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, a former key figure in Cambodian politics, says he and others want to see an independent election body.
Meach Sovannara is accused of taking orchestrating violent demonstrations in July, a charge he denies.
Even though the rainy season has ended for this year, Khoeun Sovat, 42, who lives in Boeung Kak community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is still dealing with flooding. His house has been flooding for a half month now because of rain. He said he has to pay double for his electricity bill due to using a pump. When the water level was at its highest level, he had to bring his bed out and sleep outside the house.
The book will officially launch in Phnom Penh on Nov. 19 at Meta House and will be available at Monument Books in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, as well as amazon.com, on Kindle and in hardback.
At least three monks have been arrested and charged with disturbing public order.
Ten activists, three monks and two opposition members are currently in detention on various charges.
Prime Minister Hun Sen met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sideline of an Asean summit in Myanmar this wee, where they briefly discussed the Khmer Rouge tribunal.
People in Tropeang Lavear (ភូមិត្រពាំងល្វា) have begun displaying SOS messages on their roofs, which lies in the flight path to Phnom Penh international airport. They say they are hoping to get the attention of Prime Minister Hun Sen when he returns to Cambodia from the ASEAN summit in Myanmar Thursday. This time, SOS represents "Success of Solidarity" which aims to solve land problems caused by airport expansion with solidarity between the government and the villagers. In most western cultures, the English letters SOS typically stand as a sign of distress or a need for help.
Lawyers for seven imprisoned activists on Thursday appealed for their release, following a swift trial and sentencing earlier this week that has been widely criticized.
Some unions had demanded up to $177 per month, in a sector that employs up to 700,000 Cambodians and is a major economic driver for the country.
The three activists Wednesday, including a former monk, were charged with disturbing public order, the same charge brought against the seven activists the day before.
Meach Sovannara faces up to 15 years in prison for taking part in the demonstration and allegedly inciting violence.
More than 80 percent of country's 850,000 elderly never had formal employment and therefore do not qualify for a pension.
Two major unions said that they didn't agree with the new figure and will hold meetings with their members about what to do next.
The drafts show that Myanmar will welcome a variety of initiatives by the US, from cooperation on information sharing to cooperation in various regional forums.
Members of the ruling party and opposition say they are close to reaching an agreement on reform of the National Election Committee.
The activists were sentenced to a year in prison and fined $500 each.
A former Japanese reporter is doing her part in the fight against human trafficking in Cambodia by publishing comic books and distributing them for free in and around Cambodia.
The first day of the annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Nov. 5, 2014.
Statement, leaked ahead of next week's summit in Myanmar, is draft of closing message.
A new documentary describes how art has transformed two impoverished Cambodian children and a musical group, “The Messenger” into famous artists. VOA Khmer's Moryvan Ly interviewed one of them, Phounam Pin, a circus artist who uses her amazing performance skills to change her life and to heal others