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    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restauranti
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    28 January 2016
    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons,  Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta Kasztelan has this report.

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    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.
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    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.
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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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    Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restauranti
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    28 January 2016
    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons,  Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta Kasztelan has this report.
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    Video Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restaurant

    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons, Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta
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    Video US Secretary of State Visits Amid Ongoing Political Tension, Rights Concerns

    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cambodia Monday evening on an official visit, to discuss with Prime Minister Hun Sen and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on the ongoing economic relationship between the two countries. VOA Khmer's Neou Vannarin reports.
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    Video ‘Good Prospects’ for Better US-Cambodia Relations, Hun Many Says

    In a rare speaking engagement, Hun Many, a son of Prime Minister Hun Sen and lawmaker for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, told an audience in Washington on Wednesday there are “good prospects” for the two countries. VOA Khmer's Men Kimseng reports.
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    Video Cambodia's Ready to Talk Trade, Rights and ASEAN with Kerry, Ambassador Says

    Ambassador Chum Bunrong told VOA Khmer in an exclusive interview that Kerry will be in Cambodia to discuss an upcoming US-Asean meeting, to be held next month in California, but the two sides will also talk trade, and that means discussing the benefits of joining the TPP, a major trade pact. VOA Khm
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    Video President Obama Delivers his Final State of the Union Address

    លោក​ប្រធានាធិបតី​ស.រ.អា.​បារ៉ាក់អូបាម៉ា​ដែល​កំពុង​កសាង​កេរ​តំណែល​ បាន​ថ្លែង​សុន្ទរកថា​អំពីស្ថានភាព​ប្រទេស​ជាតិ State of the Uinion ​លើកទី៧​របស់​លោក​នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃអង្គារ។
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    Video Farmers and Fishermen See Climate Change Worries

    In the Kampong Phluk fishing village on the Tonle Sap lake, home to thousands of families in Siem Reap province, fishermen say their catch this year has been too poor to live on.
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    Video Cambodian Filmmakers Finding Broader Recognition

    Cambodian cinema fans are being treated to an unprecedented range of films at this year's Cambodian International Film Festival. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
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    Video Cambodian Circus Has Something to Prove

    Phare, the Cambodian Circus troupe, has been performing in the United States and the message of its tour is that it wants the world to know that Cambodia is a very different country today, than the common image of its tragic past.
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    Video Cambodia’s Indigenous Groups Suffer Under Climate Change, Deforestation​

    In the remote province of Ratanakiri, in northeastern Cambodia, deforestation and climate change are taking a heavy toll on communities.
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    Video Khmer Rouge Survivor Urges Swift Trial for Two Aging Leaders

    Sum Rithy, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, says the UN-backed tribunal must speed up the trial of two aging regime leaders. Sum Rithy, 62, is a leader among those survivors of the Khmer Rouge who have pushed for a complete tribunal process, which has so far only tried one defendant.
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    Video In Phnom Penh, Political Motivies Seen Behind Canceled Water Festival

    For the fourth time in the five years since more than 350 people were killed in a stampede at Cambodia's annual water festival, authorities canceled the event this year. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
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    Video In Cambodian Capital, Political Motives Seen Behind Canceled Water Festival

    For the fourth time in the five years since more than 350 people were killed in a stampede at Cambodia’s annual water festival, authorities canceled the event this year. David Boyle reports from Phnom Penh.
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    Video US and Cambodian Navies Pair Up in the Gulf of Thailand

    The U.S. navy has deployed one of its newest and most advanced ships to Cambodia to conduct joint training drills in the Gulf of Thailand. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
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    Video 2015 Landmine Report in Cambodia

    Following decades of conflict, Cambodia is one of the most landmine affected countries. A new U.S. State Department report highlights U.S. efforts to help protect innocent men, women and children in Cambodia from these deadly remnants of war. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
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    Video Khmers in Long Beach Marked 62th Independence Day​

    Cambodian consular general marked Cambodia’s Independence Day for the first time in Long Beach, CA. on November 9.
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    Video Cambodia Marks Independence Day

    Thousands of Cambodians gathered near Independence Monument in Phnom Penh Monday, celebrating the 62nd anniversary of the nation’s independence from colonial rule.
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    Video Cambodians Increasingly Use Mobile Devices to Send Money Home

    Up until just a few years ago, Cambodian workers in urban areas were sending money to their families back home in the countryside by taxi. But today, thanks to advances in mobile phone technology there is now a much cheaper and safer options for money transfers. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
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    Video Election 2018 a Decisive Year for Cambodia Politics

    oung politician like Kem Monovidya sees that 2018 will be a decisive year to shape the future of Cambodian politics because the ruling party has failed to live up to their promises or simply ignore voters' concerns.
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    Video Cambodian Refugees in the U.S. Reflect on Failure in the Resettlement Process

    As the United States commits to admitting 10,000 refugees from the current conflict in Syria, the Cambodian refugees that arrived in the U.S. some 35 years ago says more needs to be done to help refugees resettle. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
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    Video Civil Society See Negative Impacts from Removing Assembly VP Kem Sokha

    Civil society group see that stripping the opposition vice president of his senior post at the National Assembly on Friday has negative impacts on democracy and freedom of expression.
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    Opposition Leader Wants US Mediation in Cambodian Political Strife

    Sam Rainsy’s trip follows the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Cambodia, where Kerry emphasized the importance of human rights and democracy to ties with the United States.
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    Hun Sen Rebukes Critics of Cambodian Foreign Policy

    Hun Sen in a public speech Friday says that Cambodia’s foreign policy is aimed at independence and neutrality.
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    Video Calls for Justice in Shooting of Phnom Penh Scrap Metal Collector

    Vann Sophea, who makes a living collecting scrap metal on the city’s streets, was shot in the back on the night of Dec. 15, 2015, close to the sewage canal in Boeung Trabek district.
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    Cambodia Struggling to Stem the Spread of Drug Resistant Malaria

    The WHO has adopted a policy to eliminate malaria entirely from the countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region by 2030 and has pledged $3 billion for Cambodia.
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    China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

    China also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.
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    Global Union Calls for Accountability in Supply Chains

    The International Trade Union Confederation said that 166 million workers make up a “hidden workforce” earning trillions of dollars for big companies.
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    Analysts Urge Caution in Trans-Pacific Partnership With US

    It is unclear exactly how Cambodia would benefit from the trade deal, which lowers tariffs on agricultural and industrial goods between its adherents.
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    Opposition Vice President Asks Party Members To Temper Insulting Rhetoric

    Kem Sokha seeks to curb the rhetorical attacks by members of his party on the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, since such attacks are often met with political retribution.
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    Traffic Tickets Bringing Revenue and Transparency, Officials Say

    About 70 percent of those fines have come from traffic checkpoints, according to the ministries of Interior and Finance.
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    Work to Begin Soon on Voter Registries, Election Committee Says

    The voter registration has been a major subject of criticism in the past, with the opposition claiming many of its supporters are unable to vote.
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    The ‘Hidden Workforce’ Making Profits for Multinationals

    A recent report from the International Trade Union Confederation reveals that 50 of the world’s largest companies depend on a “hidden workforce” to provide 94 percent of the labor from which they profit.
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    After Visit With US Secretary of State, Foreign Minister Flies To China

    Hor Namhong will meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss a broad strategic partnership in official talks from Feb. 3 through Feb. 5.
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    In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

    Many of Cambodia’s antiquities are scattered abroad, stolen and sold by looters during decades of conflict.
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    Election Monitors Say Voter Registry Is an Urgent Priority

    Election observers are urging the National Election Committee to move quickly on updates to the voter registry, as commune elections in 2017 approach.
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    Cambodian-Born Lawmaker Works for Multiculturalism in Taiwan

    The newly elected politician has been an activist on migrant issues in Taiwan for many years, working closely with women from China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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    Officials Dispute Transparency International’s Corruption Index

    Transparency International scores Cambodia 21 points out of 100 on its Corruption Perceptions Index 2015.
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    Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gets Brief Mention During Kerry’s Visit

    Before departing for China after a brief trip to Cambodia, US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, a court he helped negotiate.
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    More Trade Among Discussions With US Secretary of State

    The main purpose of Kerry’s visit was to discuss an upcoming US-Asean meeting in California next month, which will include a lot of discussion on trade.
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    Hun Sen Foresees Rise in Demand for Cambodian Rice

    Hun Sen had asked that Cambodia be producing 1 million tons of rice for export by 2015, but the country is meeting only half that goal.
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    In Talks, Kerry Balances Economic Partnership With Rights, Democracy

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with key Cambodian leaders, including those in the opposition and in human rights and development organizations Tuesday, as he makes a brief tour of Asia.
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    Video Kerry to Raise Issues of N. Korea Nuclear Test, S. China Sea Dispute While in China

    US secretary will urge China to do more to press North Korea to stop its controversial nuclear tests when he sits down Wednesday for talks with officials in Beijing.
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    Kerry Visit Shows Rising Regional Competition Between US and China 

    The visit comes just weeks ahead of a major U.S. meeting with the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next month in California.
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    US Faces Challenges as it Seeks to Make Inroads in Laos, Cambodia

    Ahead of his China stop, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited both countries, where Beijing’s influence runs deep and Washington is looking to expand ties.
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    Kerry Focuses on Human Rights, Trade During Cambodia Visit

    Secretary of state says progress for Cambodia in areas of human rights, universal freedoms and good governance is 'critical' in order 'to fulfill the potential' of bilateral relations with US.
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    Video US, China Competing for influence with Cambodia

    Kerry will visit Phnom Penh to discuss bi-lateral trade and strengthening ties with the Cambodian government ahead of a summit with ASEAN leaders and President Obama in California next month.
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    Rights Groups Hope for Substantive Talks With US Secretary of State

    John Kerry is expected to meet with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, as well as members of the opposition and civil society.
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    Video US Secretary of State Visits Amid Ongoing Political Tension, Rights Concerns

    While the constitution calls for Cambodia to remain neutral in foreign affairs, Cambodia has stronger ties with China than it does with the US, due in part to China’s no-strings aid and investment in recent years.
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    Why Is Cambodia’s Prime Minister Spending His Time on Facebook?

    Observers detect that Hun Sen is targeting the country’s youth ahead of elections, in an attempt to win back a constituency of voters who abandoned his party in favor of the opposition in the closely fought national polls of 2013.
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    Kerry Expected to Focus on Trade Over Rights Concerns on Cambodia Visit

    The TPP trade deal may become more tempting to Cambodia in light of China’s domestic economic woes, growth there is slower now than at any time in the past 25 years.
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    Slow Global Economy Hurting Cambodia’s Growth, Economist Says

    While Cambodia is again expected to post a high annual growth rate of around 7 percent this year, it is starting to feel the pinch of a slowing global economy.
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    Workers Mark Anniversary of Labor Leader’s Assassination

    Union activists and workers today mark the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Chea Vichea, a well loved labor leader whose murder has never been prosecuted.
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    Cambodian Women Face Major Economic Challenges

    Of Cambodia’s 15 million people, 3 million are poor and 8.1 million are near-poor.
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    ‘Skills Gap’ Remains an Impediment to Growth, New Report Says

    Cambodia must tackle the skills gap to boost the productivity of its labor force in order to grow its economy, according to the latest report.
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    Labor Leaders Call for More Discussion on Union Law

    In a joint statement, civil society and labor leaders urged the government to accept changes to the law as they continue to discuss it.
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    Exports Through Port Rise Nearly 10 Percent From 2014

    The number of ships coming through the port rose 17 percent year to year, and cruise ships rose from 25 to 36.
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    Cambodia’s Opposition Sees Lessons in DPP’s Win in Taiwan

    The DPP’s use of social media to reach supporters was a major factor in winning the election.
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    US Secretary of State To Arrive For Official Visit Next Week

    The high-profile visit follows trips by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2015 and President Barack Obama in 2012.
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    Sam Rainsy Seeks To Lead His Party From Exile Abroad

    On Sunday, Sam Rainsy also took part in a video conference, addressing supporters in Kampong Cham province, urging unity and support for the party.
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    Hun Sen Announces Commission to Crack Down on Illegal Logging

    Hun Sen announced the commission at the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers Friday, where he also warned he would begin demoting officials found colluding with timber smugglers.
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    Former Head of Election Committee Returns to His Post

    Tep Nytha was reinstated to the NEC as secretary-general following lengthy discussions among nine appointed members of the committee at the Ministry of Interior on Friday.
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    Outside Siem Reap Town, Poverty Remains a Daily Reality

    Cambodia earns nearly $60 million in ticket sales from Angkor Wat each year, from nearly 2 million visitors.
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    Opposition Calls on Members To Curb Public Insults of Ruling Party

    This week’s message underscores the sensitive nature of Cambodian politics, where insults are taken very personally and defamation is a criminal offense.
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    Video Cambodian Immigrant Aims to Make History in Taiwan

    In the central city of Changhua, Cambodian-born candidate Lin Li-chan could become the island's first immigrant lawmaker.
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    Quiet Reforms in the Ruling CPP a Boon for People, Analysts Say

    With the country looking toward national elections again in 2018, the CPP has been undertaking internal changes to help it connect with voters.
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    Assembly Approves Buy-In to Chinese-Led Development Bank

    The Assembly approved the initiative to join the Chinese-run development bank, which will provide loans to Asian-Pacific countries, much like the Asian Development Bank.
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    Photogallery Factory Boss Seeks to Empower His Cambodian Workers

    Piet Holten's environmentally friendly factory on the outskirts of Siem Reap employs 350 people, mainly young women, churning out 50 million products annually.
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    At Landmine Museum, Grim Reminders of War

    The Cambodian Landmine Museum sits just outside of the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famed temples of Angkor Wat.
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    Ruling Party Outlines Concerns Over South China Sea

    The CPP strategy paper also describes concerns of regional conflict, as the West seeks to counter China’s rising influence.
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    Hun Sen Urges Party Members To Connect With Cambodians Online

    Hun Sen already has an official account, as does his political rival, Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
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    Committee Formed To Review, Revise Traffic Regulations

    Cambodia’s roads and highways are highly trafficked and very dangerous, making for one of the leading causes of death in the country.
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