Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodia

Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodia

30 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. More

Video In Sweden, Laws on Gay Rights Have Changed Faster Than Attitudes

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.

Video Cambodia Foreign Minister Previews Upcoming UN Speech

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is slated to deliver a speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York.

Video Cambodia, Australia Sign Contentious Refugee Deal

Cambodia, Australia Sign Contentious Refugee Deal

Cambodia, Australia Sign Contentious Refugee Deal

The secretive deal, which comes with $40 million in Australian aid to Cambodia, has been widely criticized by international rights groups as a poor solution to a refugee crisis.

Australia and Cambodia Sign Controversial Refugee Deal

Cambodia and Australia on Friday signed a controversial deal in which Cambodia agreed to take an open-ended number of refugees held at Australia's offshore detention facilities.

Deal Imminent To Bring Asylum Seekers To Cambodia

A memorandum of understanding will be signed during the two-day visit by Scott Morrison, Minister of Migration and Border Protection of Australia, the Cambodian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Obama Honors Two Cambodian Rights Workers

One was Chut Wutty, an activist who was shot to death by security guards in 2012 and the other was Chok Sopheap, a prominent activist.

Playwright Turns Eye From Cambodia for US Civil Rights Story

Filloux spent years working with victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

Video Human Rights Deteroriating in Cambodia, Says Activist

Human rights in Cambodia is deteriorating and activist has urged the two main political parties to work together to reverse the trend and end culture of impunity.

Photogallery Phnom Penh's White Building: The People (Part 2)

A general view of daily activities of residents at Phnom Penh's White Building on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

Photogallery Phnom Penh's White Building: The “Building” (Part 1)

A general view of Phnom Penh's White Building, known locally as the "Building" and its residents on Friday, September 5, 2014. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)

In Gay-Friendly Stockholm, Old Stigmas Remain

To open more minds, Sweden has Pride parades every year, drawing tens of thousands of participants.

Video US Activists Express Disappointment With Opposition in Cambodia

Cambodian human rights and democracy activists in the US have split opinions on the deal cut between the ruling party and the opposition in July, ending a political deadlock that had lasted since the July 2013 elections.

Watchdog Objects To Certification of Rubber Company

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

Video US Seeking Stronger Ties as Cambodia’s Political Reforms Move Forward​

A senior US diplomat says the country is looking to strengthen ties with Cambodia, now that the opposition has ended a boycott of the National Assembly.

Land Grab Victims Vow Continued Demonstrations

About 100 people from the remote village of Lor Pearng have come to the capital to protest a land dispute that has been ongoing for nearly 10 years.

Hun Sen Calls Rights Worker ‘an Idiot’

Hun Sen appeared to be referring to remarks made Wednesday on VOA Khmer by Adhoc activist Ny Chakrya, following clashes between evictee protesters and security forces.

Citizen Journalists Move To Establish Wider Network

Around 80 citizen journalists from around Cambodia held a meeting in Phnom Penh Wednesday, in a first-ever networking event for a new kind of reporter in the country.

Three Opposition Activists Remain in Detention After July Violence

Rights groups are calling for the release of three opposition activists who have been held in detention since violent clashes with security forces in July.

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Cambodia Foreign Minister UN Speech Touches More on World Issues, Less on Cambodiai
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29 September 2014
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong's speech to the UN’s General Assembly on Monday in New York touches more on world issues and less on Cambodia. Before delivering his speech at UNGA, Hor Namhong told VOA Khmer that Cambodia was now enjoying peace and political stability after the two winning political parties in 2013 election had agreed to work together. His speech comes as Cambodia’s profile on the world stage has expanded in recent years. Cambodia has and improved economy and a growing participation in UN missions around the world. But Hor Namhong’s speech also comes amid deep criticism of Cambodia’s human rights record and a controversial agreement with Australia to help it resettle refuges in exchange for aid money. (VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann, Washington)

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29 September 2014
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