Sitting on a wooden bed in Tropeang Kok village, Takeo province, Brach Chhoun uses both hands, full of wrinkles, to play.
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.
Willemijn Vermaat, 40, was briefly detained the following morning, before the statue was found knocked over, and she appears to have left the country.
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.
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.
Texas-based Nigerian filmmaker Kelechi Eke makes “Nollywood” style films that focus on the lives of African immigrants as well as important issues back in Africa. VOA’s Greg Flakus has this report from Houston.
VOA Khmer’s Say Mony recently visited Sweden, where gay marriage has been legal since 2009. In Stockholm, he finds, the struggle is much the same, but increasingly people are coming out to demand equal rights. Reporting with the support of the Swedish Institute.
Two monks and four laymen were arrested at a pagoda in Siem Reap province over the holiday, accused of drinking alcohol and using drugs.
Lotus flowers are a symbol of divinity and purity in many Asian countries, and the plants grow wild in many parts of Cambodia. Now lotus' stems are made into luxury fabric. AP has this report from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
To open more minds, Sweden has Pride parades every year, drawing tens of thousands of participants.
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.
For Chanthy Sok, rap infused with Cambodian melodies is a way to pay respect to the survivors of the victims of Khmer Rouge genocide.
Cambodia's «Second Angkor Wat» at Banteay Chhmar is slowing returning to life after eight centuries of isolated slumber. A British archaeologist has put together a team if workers and experts who are rebuilding the ancient temples stone by stone. (AP, Phnom Penh)
Many Cambodians remain angered that the area, called Kampuchea Krom, or Lower Cambodia, in Khmer, was partitioned to Vietnam by the French in 1949.
Norodom Sihanouk, a major political figure beloved by many Cambodians, died in October 2012.
សិប្បកម្មជាងទងប្រពៃណីខ្មែរស្ទើរតែសាបសូន្យក្នុងរបបខ្មែរក្រហមនៅចុងទសវត្សរ៍១៩៧០ តែសព្វថ្ងៃនេះ សិប្បកម្មនេះមានជីវិតរស់រវើកឡើងវិញ។
Adhoc says at least 110 forestry activists are currently under threat, through lawsuit, violence or arrest, in the province.
The school teaches traditional dance, Pin Peat music, and Mahori music, and Yike, taught by skillful professors from the Royal University of Fine Arts.
The World Cup has begun and the globe's football fans have their attention on Brazil. Here in Washington DC, the coach of the top professional team, DC United, recently provided tips on how to play the world's most popular sport. English audio with Khmer-text subtitles. Please watch and read along.
A conference in London - organized in part by actress Angelina Jolie - has launched a new international protocol on investigating sexual violence in war.
Lao Mong Hay said the casino expansion not only hurts the institution’s physical building, but it is harmful to what the building represents.
A group of 20 women from various indigenous groups from across the country met in Phnom Penh on Wednesday, calling economic land concessions the top threat to their way of life.
The delta was once part of Cambodia, but it was partitioned to Vietnam by the French at the end of their Indochinese colonization in 1949.
Three statues looted from Cambodia over the last 40 years were returned to Phnom Penh in an official ceremony Tuesday.
Three major statues looted from Cambodia during its civil war were returned to Phnom Penh in an official ceremony Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by the Cambodian Defenders Project, found that some 60 percent of 105 surveyed respondents experienced some form of sexual violence under the Khmer Rouge.
At the close of National Asia Pacific Heritage Month, Sichan Siv, a Cambodian and former US ambassador to the UN, says cultural assimilation had been the key to his success in the United States.
Khmer architecture was uniquely Cambodia style of modern architecture developed in the 1950s and 1960s. The New Khmer Architecture movement began with independence from France in 1953.
A group representing Cambodia’s indigenous communities traveled to New York this week, meeting with UN officials and other minority groups from 70 countries.
"Still I Strive" is a documentary about children at a unique orphanage in Phnom Penh who possess strong artistic skills and aspire to perform for the royal family. Director Adam Pfleghaar is in Washington, DC for the screening of the documentary which premiered at the Busan Film Festival in 2012.
After touring the Metropolitan Museum in New York on Thursday, Cambodian Cabinet Minister Sok An expressed hope that some of the artifacts originally from Cambodia, but not on loan, will be returned to their rightful owners one day.
Cambodia has officially received two 10th Century artifacts looted from the country more than four decades ago.
"Still I Strive" is a documentary about children at a unique orphanage in Phnom Penh who possess strong artistic skills and aspire to perform for the royal family. Director Adam Pfleghaar says the orphans are able to use the performing arts to instill hope and motivation in their lives.
Members of the Cambodian American Heritage Association held an art performance on Saturday in Arlington, Virginia, in celebration of the Khmer New Year.
An exhibit of Hindu and Buddhist sculptural works from first-millennium Southeast Asia opened on April 14 at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. VOA's Carolyn Weaver has this report on the "Lost Kingdoms" exhibit.
Members of the Cambodian American Heritage Association held an art performance on Saturday in Arlington, Virginia, in celebration of the Khmer New Year. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann has the report.
Cambodian's ancient Angkor Wat has become the latest historical site to be digitally mapped by Google for armchair tourists to visit online.
Union leaders say many workers are staying home in a quiet strike, rather than demonstrating, as they continue to push for a raise in the minimum wage to $160 per month.
Cambodians have deep traditions steeped in animism, astrology and folktales, and many take such predictions very seriously, especially at the onset of a new year.
Five years in the making, “Lost Kingdoms” shows works from the 5th to the 8th century, an era when Hinduism and Buddhism took root in Southeast Asia.