Thursday, 02 October 2014

Cambodia

Opposition Activist Murdered in Kampong Speu Province

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Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - An activist for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party was shot and killed in Kampong Speu province Monday, officials and family said Tuesday.

The activist, 67-year-old Sun Soeurn, was shot by two unknown assailants in the village of Smek Preal, in Phnom Scroch district, opposition officials said.

Sun Soeurn had joined in the opposition campaigning in July, officials for the Rescue Party said.

The victim’s wife, Pich Ann, 57, said the men showed up on Monday night around 8 pm, requesting to buy a box of beer and inviting her husband to drink with them. He declined, but when he approached them to give them change, they shot him in the head, she said.

Oung Samith, the provincial coordinator for the rights group Licadho, said the killing appeared to have been professional, due to the type of ammunition used and the nature of the killing. Licadho will investigate the case further, he said.

Soun Chan, the deputy district police chief, said police are investigating. He did not say whether police currently believe the killing was politically motivated.
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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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