Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodia
Family members claim the suspects were not involved in an armed movement and fear retribution from local authorities.
Thousand of people gathered in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday October 29 to attend a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, unfortunately a student were killed and seven were injured in the firework mishap. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer
Members of the crowd held balloons, Cambodian flags or bouquets of flowers, as Sihamoni gave a speech that appealed for unity, peace and political stability.
Intermittent electricity, informal payments and a low-skill labor force are all major constraints to doing business in Cambodia, the report says.
Cambodia launches a UN - backed survey into violence against children.
But analysts say Cambodia's long-term attractiveness to US investors will depend on long-promised reforms, particularly in education, energy security and anti-corruption.
The decoration in front of Royal Palace to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Norodom Sihamoni becoming the King of Cambodia. He was formally appointed as King on Oct. 29, 2004. King Sihamoni is the eldest son of King Father Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk.
The Oct. 23 holiday was taken off the list of national holidays, angering those who see it as an important day and opening the ruling party to criticism for the move.
A Newsweek story published in May cast doubt on her origin story, and she later resigned from the Somaly Mam Foundation.
Nhem Boraden said that while it could be called a failed state, and one without a civilian structure, the Khmer Rouge regime had all the elements of a modern military.
The Stung Cheay Areng dam would flood at least 26,000 acres and displace more than 1,500 people from their ancestral homes, Kalyanee Mam warns.
The accords ended decades of violence in the country and paved the way for a constitutional democracy.
Hundreds of activists demonstrated in Phnom Penh on Thursday, gathering to protest the government’s failure to fulfill the promises of the Paris Peace Accords.
Sen. Don Benton, from Washington state, told VOA Khmer that Cambodia has many business opportunities, compared to other Asean countries.
Mao Monivann, a parliamentarian for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, told VOA Khmer that Vietnam had built 50 kilometers of road pushing into Cambodia.
Police say the suspects were part of an illegal armed movement that sought to incite violence in the capital.
The accords were signed in 1991 and brought liberal democracy and a constitution to a country that had been shattered by war.
Forestry activists say at least 55,000 tons of luxury wood were sent from Cambodia to China this year alone.
Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji told reporters Japan is willing to help Cambodia restore its voter registries to ensure free and fair elections in the future.
Recently, the 78-year-old smiled as he sang to welcome a VOA Khmer reporter for an interview.
Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy.
A Japanese delegation investigating election reform will meet with the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party Wednesday.
The agreement could bring in refugees currently held on the Micronesian island of Nauru to Cambodia.
Rights workers fear for the safety of Cambodia’s vulnerable children once Asean joins in an economic community next year.
Police say that on Oct. 9, Willemijn Vermaat, 40, spent the night in the Bayon Temple illegally and subsequently knocked over a 12th-century statue there.
Defense lawyers for Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan boycotted an opening hearing for the two men on Friday, leaving the courtroom and putting the second and final phase of the trial for the two men in limbo.
Some 300 people, including monks and students, marched through the capital on Friday, protesting a refugee deal between Cambodia and Australia.
The trial of two former Khmer Rouge leaders resumed on Friday. They were accused of genocide. Nuon Chea, 88 and Khieu Saphan, 83, were convicted in August on charges of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.
Willemijn Vermaat, 40, was briefly detained the following morning, before the statue was found knocked over, and she appears to have left the country.
Many of the protesters were victims of land disputes who said Cambodia is not ready to take on refugees because it has yet to solve many of its own lingering development questions.
A communication filed on Oct. 7 claims that over the last 14 years, an estimated 770,000 Cambodians, or 6 percent of the population, have been hurt by land grabs, according to a statement from two groups.
Traing Try wrote stories for several small papers, mostly about illegal logging and the illicit transport of timber from Cambodia to Vietnam.
More than 1,000 people, including monks and students, gathered Wednesday in front of the Royal Palace to mark the second anniversary of the passing of former king Norodom Sihanouk.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try. It is accompanied by a short film she edited in remembrance of him and the environmental issues Cambodia still faces. The following video is the short film.
The three men were arrested Sunday and are accused of murdering journalist Taing Try, who was in Kratie province investigating illegal logging.
More than 1,000 people gathered Wednesday in front of the Royal Palace to mark the second anniversary of the passing of former king Norodom Sihanouk.
Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer following the murder of journalist Taing Try.
The three men are also accused of possession of illegal weapons.
The statue, in Bayon Temple, was found tipped over, while a New Zealand woman who sneaked into the temples one night last week is suspected, police say.
Major brands who source from Cambodia have meanwhile begun to push for fair conditions and wages for factory labor.
At least 14 journalists have been killed since 1990.
Festivals since the stampede have been canceled, after authorities and police were accused of negligence.
Cambodian and UN officials say they still need more funding to continue the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal, despite waning interest from some donors.
Factories have said they can only pay $110 per month for workers, who are demanding a minimum $177 per month to keep up with the cost of living in Cambodia.
More than 1,000 people marched on the National Assembly on Monday, many of them displaced from land disputes, to mark World Habitat Day.
Thach Sitha, president of the Association of Kampuchea Krom, which advocates for the Khmer ethnic minority living in Vietnam, told protesters Wednesday he has received death threats in recent days by phone.
Some 200 protesters have gathered in front of the embassy over the past five days to demand an apology from an official there for comments he made about Kampuchea Krom.
Vietnamese Embassy officials declined to comment on the protest, which followed a two-day conference in Virginia to discuss issues faced by Cambodians, Hmong and Montagnards.
A coalition of election reform proponents says it has not been allowed to attend talks between the ruling party and opposition.
Cambodians and Laotians gathered in front of the White House in Washington on Monday, claiming that Vietnamese policies in the region are hurting their respective countries.
Some of the tall buildings recently completed and some being built in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
Photos of tall buildings being built in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
Cambodia has nearly 3 million Internet users, most of whom go online via their mobile phones.
Some 1,000 asylum seekers are currently being held on Nauru.
After spending about seven years working in and writing about Cambodia, he decided to write a book about a country that is undergoing unprecedented political change and has the potential for economic prosperity.
Workers have begun midday strikes in support of a wage increase to $177 per month, an amount factories have said they cannot afford.
Hor Namhong also defended, more broadly, Cambodia’s rights efforts, pointing to the high number of NGOs in the country, as well as media that criticize the government.
The decision was made following a meeting Wednesday morning between city officials and community organizers.
One hundred and twenty of 123 lawmakers took part in Wednesday’s session, which amended Article 76, chapters 15 and 16, of the constitution.
A general view of the fast-changing surroundings of Phnom Penh's White Building on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
A young girl has reportedly swallowed detergent and a man cut his own throat after being told they would not be able to apply for TPVs.