Cambodia

Obama To Visit Burma, Thailand Ahead of Arrival in Cambodia

The president is expected to discuss a “broad range of issues” with leaders from the three countries, according to a White House announcement.

People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
x
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the U.S presidential election in New York November 6, 2012.
Kong SothanarithVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - US President Barack Obama will visit Burma, Cambodia and Thailand this month, during a swing through the region ahead of a major summit to be hosted by Cambodia, US officials announced Thursday.

The trip is part of a diplomatic pivot towards Asia. The president is expected to discuss a “broad range of issues” with leaders from the three countries, according to a White House announcement.

The visit to Burma will include talks with Burmese President Thein Sein, as well as with Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

“During his interactions in the region he will discuss a broad range of issues, including economic prosperity and job creation through increased trade and partnerships, energy and security cooperation, human rights, shared values, and other issues of regional and global concern,” Carney said. Obama will also meet with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

The US president will arrive in Cambodia on Nov. 18, where he will attend the East Asia Summit and annual Asean meetings, chaired by Cambodia.

Cambodia, which receives much aid from China, as well as the US, “seems to be trying to strike a balance” between the two, said Lao Mong Hay, an independent analyst. Burma, he said, has made democratic reforms, likely to distance itself from “Chinese power,” he said. Thailand has a “solid military relationship” with the US that it will seek to renew, he added.

Obama was re-elected in the US on Tuesday, after which Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a message of congratulations, stressing improved relations between the two.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

Click on the photo to go to special page.

Click on the photo to go to special page.

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Villagers Clash With Vietnamese Border Securityi
X
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)

English with Mani & Mori

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
X
03 November 2014
You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
Video

Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." 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.
Video

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.
Video

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.
Video

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.
Video

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.
See more >>>