Sunday, 21 September 2014

Southeast Asia

Communities Band Together to Oppose Mekong Dams

FILE - A man casts a fishing net on the Mekong riverbank in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

20 September 2014
Networks of fishing communities from Cambodia and Thailand call for Laos to halt construction of Xayaburi Dam in northern Laos and stop the planned Don Sahong dam near the borders. More
September 2014
19 September 2014

China to Invest $20B in India Amid Border Dispute

Border spat between armies of two countries in Himalayas underlines mutual tensions despite growing commercial ties highlighted by Xi Jinping's high-profile visit.

17 September 2014

Philippine Base for US Ships Draws Mixed Reactions Amid China Tensions

Locals desire the protection and development the base might bring are also worried about the environmental impact.

16 September 2014

Indonesia Identifies 4 Suspected Militants as Chinese Uighurs

Indonesia has threatened to revoke the citizenship of those who support Islamic State militants.

Cambodia Arrests 11 in China Dam Protest

Authorities in Cambodia have detained 11 activists after they tried to stop further studies for a planned Chinese built dam.

12 September 2014

Experts See Cause for Concern in Cambodia-China Relationship

China is a major donor and investor in Cambodia, as it is for many poor countries in the region, expanding its influence in recent years.

11 September 2014

Audio US Public's Labeling of Chinese Americans as 'Asians' Poses Challenges

In this part of three-report series on US public attitudes toward Chinese Americans, VOA looks at the impact of 'lumping' on Chinese Americans.

09 September 2014

Photogallery National Security Adviser Urges More US-China Military Cooperation

U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is calling for expanded military cooperation to help reduce tensions between the United States and China.

Report: MH17 Hit by 'High-energy Objects,’ Split up Mid-air

Western governments have accused pro-Moscow separatists of using a Russian missile to shoot down the plane, but rebels argue they don't have the capability.

08 September 2014

6 Months after Disappearance, Still No Trace of MH370

A Dutch-led mission will begin a new search to the west of Australia later this month.

Audio Bangladesh, Cambodia and Sri Lanka Weave a New Future in Garments

Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have adapted to shifting market conditions and internal pressures for improved labor conditions and products.

06 September 2014

Australia to Continue Search for Missing Malaysia Plane

PM Abbott says search for the plane, which disappeared on March 8 with 239 people on board, will resume in about two weeks, would last as long as needed to find aircraft.

Thai Media Pressured Under Military Rule

Journalists say junta are willing to listen to media concerns but have no qualms about taking action if dissatisfied with the message.

04 September 2014

Asian Countries Urged to Improve Child Registrations

Unregistered children are unable to claim national identities needed for access to rights and critical services.

Photogallery New Japanese Cabinet Includes 5 Women

Five women have been named to Japan's new Cabinet, underscoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's commitment to better utilizing women to help revitalize the economy.

03 September 2014

Thai Rice Shipments to West Africa Curtailed By Ebola Outbreak

Africa consumes nine million tons of rice annually; two-thirds of it is imported.

Human Rights Groups Allege Supression of Freedoms in Thailand

Thailand’s military, police have suppressed release of independent report assessing human rights in kingdom during first 100 days of latest coup.

02 September 2014

Tensions Still Simmer Between Vietnam, China

Beijing and Hanoi have tried to mend ties three months after Chinese oil rig was deployed off coast of Vietnam, setting off deadly riots, straining ties between two neighbors.

Audio Q&A with Robyn Rodriguez: ‘Migrants for Export’

Rodriguez's book looks at how and why the Philippine government actively prepares, mobilizes, and regulates its citizens for migrant work abroad.

01 September 2014

US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Says

In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea.

September 2014

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Human Rights Deteroriating in Cambodia, Says Activisti
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19 September 2014
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. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviews Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, when she was in Washington, D.C early this week.

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Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)i
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12 September 2014
You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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