Southeast Asia

China Aims to Break Foreign Influence on Religion

FILE - Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin.

22 May 2015
Observers say there is an intensifying crackdown on religious groups as China’s Christians now outnumber membership of Communist Party. More
May 2015
21 May 2015

One Year After Thai Coup, No End in Sight for Military Rule

Since carrying out the May 22, 2014 coup, the general has retired from the military but is still firmly in charge.

20 May 2015

N. Korea’s Isolation Grows With Cancellation of Ban Visit

After canceling visit, Pyongyang announces it is capable of miniaturizing nuclear bomb to fit on missile.

Thai Ex-PM Facing Criminal Charges

Yingluck is being charged with dereliction of duty for failing to stop corruption within a rice subsidy program.

19 May 2015

Recruitment Company Refunding Clients After Fraud Allegations

The company has returned about $400 each to nearly 50 workers, according to the rights group Adhoc.

15 May 2015

Multimedia Hundreds More Migrants Land in Indonesia and Thailand

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm that 'some countries may be refusing entry to boats carrying refugees and migrants'

Video US Weighs Right-of-Passage Display in South China Sea

It would be a challenge to China, which is rapidly manufacturing artificial islands in the disputed territorial waters

13 May 2015

Cambodia Should Seek Regional Trade Deal, Economists Say

US President Barack Obama is working toward a Trans-pacific Partnership with many other countries, but economists say Cambodia should first focus closer to home.

09 May 2015

Khmer Krom Unlikely To Benefit in Asean Integration, Advocate Says

Chau Serey, vice president of the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Federation, told “Hello VOA” that most Khmer Krom are poor farmers with few skills and few prospects.

01 May 2015

Cambodian Survivor of Nepal Quake Flies Home

A staffer at the Cambodian Center for Independent Media, Khoun Sopheak had been in Nepal since August 2014, studying media and human rights issues there.

May 2015

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40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
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20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
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01 December 2014
You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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