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'Angkor’s Children' Director Stresses the Arts in Recovering Cambodia

'Angkor’s Children' is a film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. (Photo courtesy of film director Lauren Shaw)

01 July 2015
'Angkor’s Children' tells the stories of three young Cambodian women, who perform art from different generations in Cambodia’s history. More

Weak Institutions Hurting Cambodia’s Growth, Analyst Says

Strong political institutions are required for continued economic growth, but the capacity of Cambodia’s state institutions remains weak.

Photogallery Campaign Begins for Improved Child Health

The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.

Video Cambodia Struggling to Curb Child Labor

Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.

Language Expert Warns Against "Foreignization" Under Globalization

Chan Virak said an increasing number are using English or Chinese. Without a careful policy, there is a danger of “foreignization” of Cambodian values.

'Geek’ Girls Prove Tech Is Not Just for Boys

Their app, ImEX, creates an online market for farmers, where they can sell their products, pairing consumer demand with farmers supply.

In Cambodia, English Classes More Popular Than Chinese

VOA finds that despite long historical, political ties to Beijing, Chinese instruction lags behind English.

Across Asean, Women Need More Development, Advocate Says

Asean integration will bring much more competition in trade, investment, goods and services, as well as jobs across the region.

Mini-Documentaries Warn of Dangers of Human Trafficking

The two films were produced by USAID’s office to combat human trafficking and are being shown at the Bophana Center in the capital.

Semifinalists Chosen in Global Entrepreneur Competition

Global Innovation Through Science and Technology has so far engaged some 2.8 million entrepreneurs worldwide, and the program has helped shape 4,500 startups, with $800 million in revenue.

Conference Offers Grad Students a Chance To Present Their Work

The conference aims to help Cambodian students prepare for Asean integration at the end of this year.

Rights Leader Encourages Youth To Engage in Political and Social Issues

In the forum, young Cambodians asked about political rights, lawmaking, law enforcement and advocacy.

Education Key to Gender Equality, Experts Say

Education for young girls is not a priority for many Cambodian families, decreasing the odds for gender equality in the future.

Understanding Khmer Rouge History ‘Critical,’ Author Says

The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.

For Southeast Asia Youths, a US Leadership Program

Young students from Southeast Asian countries travel to the United States and engage in discussion on environmental sustainability, education and leadership, as part of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program.

Video US-Based Arts Group Wins Award from Cambodian Government

The Cambodian-American Heritage group, which has worked around Washington to preserve Khmer culture, has been awarded a medal from the Cambodian government.

Career Fair Aims To Help Students Choose Fruitful Job Paths

Cambodia has a young population: about 60 percent are under the age of 30. Each year, an estimated 250,000 people are in need of a job.

Author Looks at Forced Labor in Cambodia’s Sex and Garment Industries

In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.

Youths Need More Skills To Thrive in Asean, Analyst Says

Asean’s 10 member countries are working toward creating a regional bloc that would open up a free flow of goods and services across the region, much of it by the end of this year.

UN Millennium Goal for Education Remains Elusive

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron told VOA Khmer that while Cambodia has made some progress, many children still drop out of school in order to seek work.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Villagers Clash With Vietnamese Border Securityi
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30 June 2015
A group of villagers clashed with Vietnamese border security on Sunday, after they accused the neighboring country of encroachment. Opposition lawmakers say they want Cambodia to press their case against encroachment with the International Court of Justice, with increased accusations of Vietnamese construction on the Cambodian side of the border. Sunday’s violence came when a delegation led by lawmakers from the Cambodia National Rescue Party tried to investigate a paved road in Svay Rieng province, near the border, but were blocked by Vietnamese border security. More than 10 people were injured in the ensuing scuffle. (Sok Khemara, Washington)

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03 November 2014
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