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Pung Chhiv Kek, founder of the rights group Licadho.

Prominent Rights Activist Invited to Election Committee

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on Monday sent the request to Pung Chhiv Kek, founder of the rights group Licadho. More

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In Cambodia, 'hairy-nosed otter' Worth Conservingi
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28 July 2014
Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be extinct, but it was discovered recently in Cambodia. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed two officials from the agency, Peter Stonier and John Martin, to discuss conservation in Cambodia.

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Same Old, Same Old (Movie: Lord of War)i
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28 July 2014
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You can say, "My life is so boring - it's the 'same old, same old'. I wish it was more exciting." 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 Labor of Love (Movie: That's What I Am)

You can say, "Every weekend he volunteers at the hospital working with the sick and the dying. It brings him great joy to care for others. It's his 'labor of love' to humanity." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video Put Stock In (Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2)

AT THE MOVIES WITH MANI & MORI - English Learning / American Idioms You can say, "Her history and her patterns have shown that she is not very responsible with money, so I am not going to 'put too much stock in' believing she has changed." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Thick Skinned [Movie: The Lion King]

You can say, "I find that it's necessary sometimes to be 'thick skinned' to public opinions, some people will like you and some will not … it's just how it is." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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Video Knock Your Socks Off [Movie: Meet The Robinsons]

You can say, "You have to try this new Cambodian restaurant in DC, it's super delicious, it's amazing - one bite of it and it will 'knock your socks off'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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In Cambodia, 'hairy-nosed otter' Worth Conservingi
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28 July 2014
Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be extinct, but it was discovered recently in Cambodia. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed two officials from the agency, Peter Stonier and John Martin, to discuss conservation in Cambodia.
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Video In Cambodia, 'hairy-nosed otter' Worth Conserving

Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be exti
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Video Yearlong Political Deadlock Ends

Following nearly five hours of meetings between top opposition officials and Prime Minister Hun Sen, that deadlock has ended.
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Video Protesters Again Demand Vietnamese Apology Over Kampuchea Krom

Thousands of demonstrators, including students and monks, gathered in front of the Vietnamese Embassy on Monday, calling again for an apology for alleged remarks made about Vietnam’s ownership of the Mekong Delta.
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Video Opposition Members Charged, Remanded

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday ordered two opposition members remanded, formally charging them with insurrection and incitement alongside six others arrested earlier this week.
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Video Opposition Officials Charged After Tuesday's Violence

Six representatives from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party have been charged over Tuesday's violence between protesters and city security guards.
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Video Many Injured in Clashes at Freedom Park

បាតុករ​គណបក្ស​សង្គ្រោះជាតិ​ ដែល​ទាមទារ​ឲ្យ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​បើក​ទីលាន​ប្រជា​ធិបតេយ្យ​ឡើង​វិញ​បាន​ប៉ះទង្គិច​ជាមួយ​កម្លាំង​សន្តិសុខ​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ ​ដែល​នាំឲ្យ​ភាគី​ទាំង​សងខាង​រងរបួស។
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Video Four Officers Killed in Helicopter Crash

A military helicopter crashed outside Phnom Penh Monday morning, killing four officers and seriously injuring a fifth.
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Video Cambodian Metalwork in Good Business for Tourists' Souvenirs

សិប្បកម្ម​ជាងទង​ប្រពៃណី​ខ្មែរ​ស្ទើរតែ​សាបសូន្យ​ក្នុង​របប​ខ្មែរក្រហម​នៅចុង​ទស​វត្សរ៍​១៩៧០​ តែ​សព្វថ្ងៃ​នេះ​ សិប្បកម្មនេះ​មាន​ជីវិត​រស់រវើក​ឡើង​វិញ។
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Video Cambodian Minister Vows 'Meaningful' Reforms to US Investors

Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol has concluded a trade mission to the United States during which he emphasized his government's willingness to make "deep" reforms to improve its investment climate. VOA's Sophat Soeung spoke with the minister and has this report.
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Video Commerce Minister Discusses ‘Meaningful’ Reforms

Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol last week concluded a trade mission in the United States, by emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms, including serious anti-corruption efforts, to improve its investment climate.
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Video Commerce Minister Vows ‘Meaningful’ Reforms to US Investors

Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol concluded a trade mission in the United States this week, emphasizing his government’s willingness to make “deep” reforms to improve its investment climate.
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Video Short Film Depicts Difficulties for Fishing Families

Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money.
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Video Indigenous Communities Say Authorities Collude With Loggers

ប្រជា​ពលរដ្ឋ​កម្ពុជា​នៅ​តំបន់​ជនបទ​បាន​បញ្ចេញ​កំហឹង​ទៅលើ​ក្រុមហ៊ុន​ឯកជន​និង​មន្ត្រី​មាន​សមត្ថ​កិច្ច​ចំពោះ​ការកាប់​ព្រៃឈើ​ទ្រង់ទ្រាយ​ធំ។
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Video In Cambodia, Many Species Worth Conserving

Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet.
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Video Cambodia Workers Exodus Hits 220,000

The number of Cambodians fleeing Thailand has soared to more than 200,000 and while Phnom Penh accuses Thailand's new military rulers of sparking the flight of migrant workers the junta says it is not cracking down on illegal immigrants. (AFP)
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Video In Cambodia, Many Species Worth Conserving

Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet.
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Video Film Explores Ways To Save the Tonle Sap’s Fish

Conservation International, an environmental organization, has recently finished a film titled “Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions.”
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Video Cambodian Workers Flees Thailand Despite Efforts to Defuse Rumors of Crackdown

Cambodians working in Thailand continued to flee the country on Wednesday in a chaotic exodus that appears to be driven by fears of a crackdown on illegal foreign laborers by the military junta that seized power in Thailand last month. (Reuters)
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Video Cambodian Villagers Express Helplessness to Protect Prey Lang Forest

Villagers in Cambodia's Prey Lang forest say illegal logging has been on the rise on their area, but they are powerless to prevent the deforestation that threatens their way of life.
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Video Rights Activists Organize Fashion Show Against Human Trafficking

To enforce US government's policy against human trafficking around the world, Cambodian American fashion model Karen Tep organized several fashion shows to raise fund to fighting human trafficking in the world.
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Video Former Prominent Union Leader Urges Factories To Raise Wages

Prominent union activist is urging Cambodian garment factory managers and big brand companies to seriously consider a minimum wage of $160 per month for Cambodian workers.
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Video Environment Day March Halted by Police

Some 400 students, monks and activists were halted from a peaceful march for Environmental Day on Thursday.
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Video Indigenous Communities Say Authorities Collude With Loggers

Indigenous villagers in Mondolkiri province say relevant authorities that are supposed to crack down on forestry crimes instead collude with logging companies.
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Video Three Statues Repatriated in Phnom Penh Ceremony

Three statues looted from Cambodia over the last 40 years were returned to Phnom Penh in an official ceremony Tuesday.
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Video Cambodian Urban Arts Go Global

The work of Lisa Mam, Cambodia’s first female urban street artist, is being shown both in Cambodia and abroad. Venues include high-end hotels in Cambodia and art spaces in Bangkok and New York. Mam recently spoke to VOA Khmer's Im Sothearith via Skype about her current works and future plans.
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Prominent Rights Activist Invited to Election Committee

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party on Monday sent the request to Pung Chhiv Kek, founder of the rights group Licadho.
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Opposition Leader Vows to Fight in Assembly

He thanked protesters who had supported the party, saying he would not forget them.
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After Jailing, Mu Sochua ‘More Determined’

Mu Sochua, the outspoken lawmaker of the opposition who just spent a week in jail, says she is going to continue pushing for democratic reforms in Cambodia.
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Analysts Sift Through Meaning of Political Deal

The international community widely welcomed Monday’s deal, with words of encouragement from China, Japan, the US and others.
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Party Leaders To Cement Political Deal Before King

Rescue Party Vice President Kem Sokha said Wednesday that both parties will report to the king concerning the political deal they reached Monday.
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Yearlong Political Deadlock Ends in Deal

Following nearly five hours of meetings between top opposition officials and Prime Minister Hun Sen, that deadlock has ended.
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Cambodian Political Rivals Agree to End Deadlock

Opposition agrees to end standoff in exchange for promise of political reforms.
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Protesters Again Demand Vietnamese Apology Over Kampuchea Krom

Many Cambodians remain angered that the area, called Kampuchea Krom, or Lower Cambodia, in Khmer, was partitioned to Vietnam by the French in 1949.
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Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy Slated for Talks

The scheduled talks come amid rising calls for the release of the jailed lawmakers, who face 30 years in prison if convicted on charges of insurrection and incitement.
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Cambodia Faces Key Challenges in Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS

Country's ambitious goal is to eliminate new HIV infection by 2020.
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Cambodian Opposition Leader Rainsy Returns Amid Political Tensions

Thousands of supporters greet him, just days before anniversary of last year's disputed elections, as he calls for release of detained opposition politicians
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Throngs of Supporters Welcome Opposition Leader

More than 10,000 supporters lined the streets of Phnom Penh on Saturday, to welcome opposition leader Sam Rainsy back to the country in the wake of violent clashes earlier in the week.
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Opposition Members Charged, Remanded

About 100 demonstrators gathered near the court to call for the release of all eight members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
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Information Expert Breaks Down Cambodia’s ‘Cybercrime’ Law

Cambodia’s cybercrime law was leaked earlier this year but Cambodian officials have denied the existence of such a draft law.
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Cambodian Courts Charge 5 Opposition MPs-elect After Violent Protest

Clash Tuesday began after the group and their supporters tried to gain entry to a Phnom Penh public square that authorities have blocked for months.
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Opposition Officials Charged After Tuesday's Violence

The charges, including incitement of rioting, carry up to 30 years in prison.
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Legal Experts: Cambodia Judicial Laws of 'Deep Concern'

UN special rapporteur says three laws on judicial reform undermine principle of separation of powers, and calls on constitutional monarch not to sign them.
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Major Clashes Erupt Between Opposition and Security Forces

Mu Sochua, a popular representative of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested, among other party officers, in the aftermath of the violence.
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Cambodia Police, Opposition Party Clash, at Least 40 Injured

Protesters were demanding government re-open Freedom Park, the capital's main protest site, which has been closed since political violence in January.
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Four Officers Killed in Helicopter Crash

The Z-9 helicopter crashed into a muddy pond around 9 am Monday in a rural area 12 miles south of the capital.
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Remains of King Enshrined in Silver Pagoda

Norodom Sihanouk, a major political figure beloved by many Cambodians, died in October 2012.
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Mekong Delta Should Return to Khmer Krom, Group Says

A Cambodian advocacy group says the Mekong Delta of Vietnam should be returned to the Khmer people who have lived there for generations.
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Memorial To Be ‘Symbolic Compensation’ for Victims of Khmer Rouge

At Thursday’s ceremony, Khmer Rouge survivors Chum Mey and Bou Meng both said they were happy a memorial was going forward.
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Angry Student Protesters Clash With Police

About 100 students clashed with police Tuesday near the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh.
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EU Ban on Cambodian Fish Remains in Place

The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner.
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Constitutional Council OKs Contentious Judicial Reform

The Constitutional Council last week said in a unanimous decision the drafts are viable and can be signed into the law.
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Many Empty Seats as New Bus System Rolls On

The service starts early in the morning and ends at 8:30 pm, charging passengers 1,500 riel per ticket.
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Organized Crime, Military Linked to Theft of Cambodian Artifacts

Investigative team found that Cambodian and Thai militaries were often involved in looting, as was organized crime.
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Land Issues Creating Mistrust of Local Officials, Observers Say

These problems are not being handled at the local level, fueling mistrust in local government, rights workers say.
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Cambodia Rejects Four UN Rights Recommendations

Earlier this year, the rights council made 205 recommendations to Cambodia, which “noted” 38 of them and accepted 163.
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Hun Sen Calls on Thai Junta To Treat Cambodians Well

Speaking at a public event in Phnom Penh, Hun Sen made an open call to Thailand’s ambassador, who was in attendance.
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Commerce Minister Vows ‘Meaningful’ Reforms to US Investors

Minister Sun Chanthol admitted that the new-found political will is due to last year’s general election.
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No Investigation into Cambodian ‘Jihadists,’ Authorities Say

A video clip online claims that Cambodian jihadists have joined fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
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Cambodia Remains on US ‘Watch List’ for Human Trafficking

The US issued its annual “Trafficking in Persons” report Friday, rating countries around the world on their attempts to fight the crime.
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Video In Cambodia, Conservation Is as Varied as the Species

Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle and something called a “hairy-nosed otter.”
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Cambodia’s Workers Falling Behind in Skills, Jobs

A new World Bank report says Cambodia’s labor force lacks the skills to advance the country’s economy, even as an increasing number of young people enter the labor market.
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Hun Sen’s Health ‘Normal,’ Aid Reports

Reports of an ill Hun Sen come after unconfirmed reports earlier this month he had been hospitalized with a stroke.
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Scandal Detracts from True Trafficking Problem, Rights Workers Say

A Newsweek expose uncovered a series of lies and exaggerations made by Somaly Mam, a Cambodian woman whose anti-trafficking efforts made her an international celebrity.
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Thailand Says Legal Cambodian Workers Can Return

Officials said Tuesday that nearly 200,000 Cambodians have fled Thailand or been forcibly removed by Thai security forces in the wake of a May 22 coup there.
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Odyssey Aboard a Thai Fishing Vessel

The U.K.’s Guardian newspaper recently completed a six-month investigation into the Thai shrimping industry, revealing widespread abuse.
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In Remote Rovieng, a Much-Touted Steel Plant Has Not Been Built

It was to be a joint operation between Cambodia and China worth more than $11 billion.
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US Military Aid to Cambodia To Continue, Diplomat Says

The US has been criticized for its military aid to Cambodia, following violent crackdowns on demonstrations this year.
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Authorities Wary of Red Shirt ‘Government in Exile’ Claims

The Thai military government has sought the return of Thaksin supporters, sometimes known as Red Shirts, including political activists, intellectuals and others.
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Hot Breakfast Program Helps Students

The program feeds about 150,000 primary school students, with help from a US grant of $20 million, in the provinces of Battambang, Kampong Thom and Siem Reap.
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Casino Expansion Next To Buddhist Institute Irks Some

Lao Mong Hay said the casino expansion not only hurts the institution’s physical building, but it is harmful to what the building represents.
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For Luxury Buyers, a Rolls-Royce Showroom

The luxury car company opened a showroom in Phnom Penh on Monday, with models available beginning at $450,000.
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Newly Discovered Animals in Mekong Deemed Highly Vulnerable

In 2012 and 2013, nearly 400 plants, animals discovered in the Greater Mekong region, one of the five most threatened biodiversity hotspots on the planet
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Freedom Park Remains Closed to Public

The park is a government-sanctioned place of protest, but it was closed after opposition demonstrations there in April.
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Ceremony Marks Loss of ‘Lower Cambodia’ to Vietnam

The delta was once part of Cambodia, but it was partitioned to Vietnam by the French at the end of their Indochinese colonization in 1949.
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Indigenous Communities Say Authorities Collude With Loggers

Villagers say police and forestry officials turn a blind eye to illegal logging by companies with powerful businessmen behind them.
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