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US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Saysi
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29 August 2014
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)i
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25 August 2014
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 www.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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Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." 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 Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." 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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US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Saysi
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29 August 2014
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)
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Video US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Says

A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute.
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Video US Will Continue Supporting Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Diplomat Says

ស.រ.អា.បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ជំហរ​របស់​ខ្លួន​ជាថ្មី​ទៀតថា​ នឹងគាំទ្រ​ដំណើរការ​នាំ​ខ្លួន​មក​កាត់​ទោស​ចំពោះ​អំពើ​ឧក្រិដ្ឋកម្ម​សម័យ​ខ្មែរក្រហម។
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Video US Seeking Stronger Ties as Cambodia’s Political Reforms Move Forward​

A senior US diplomat says the country is looking to strengthen ties with Cambodia, now that the opposition has ended a boycott of the National Assembly.
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Video Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Home

Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries.
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Video Emotional Scene Follows Khmer Rouge Guilty Verdicts

A United Nations-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia has handed down long awaited guilty verdicts against two aging leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime.
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Video Two Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Two Khmer Rouge Leaders Convicted and Sentenced to Life in Prison
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Video Banteay Chhmar Restoration Project Underway

Cambodia's «Second Angkor Wat» at Banteay Chhmar is slowing returning to life after eight centuries of isolated slumber. A British archaeologist has put together a team if workers and experts who are rebuilding the ancient temples stone by stone. (AP, Phnom Penh)
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Video Former Khmer Rouge Head of State in Court for Genocide Hearing

Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge president, Khieu Samphan, arrived in court on Wednesday (July 30) for an initial hearing on charges for genocide, crimes against humanity, and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions.
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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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More Cambodia News

Cambodia Moves Toward More Computer Education in Provinces

Computer skills remain quite low for most Cambodians, and IT classes are mainly taught at universities, rather than in lower grades.
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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.
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Hydropower Not Worth the Trade-offs, Experts Warn

A total nine hydropower dams are slated for completion by 2019, able to produce enough energy to power the country.
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US Hopes Continue Supporting Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Diplomat Says

Scot Marciel, the top diplomat for Asia and Pacific at the US State Department, said the tribunal can serve as an example to Cambodians and the world.
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Video US Seeking Stronger Ties as Cambodia’s Political Reforms Move Forward

The US has made a recent diplomatic push in Asia, where China’s influence continues to grow.
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Experts See Expanded Scope in Impending Khmer Rouge Trial

Observers say they are hopeful the case will reveal more truths about the movement and provide some sense of justice for victims.
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Two Key Opposition Figures Fail To Win Committee Seats in Assembly Vote

Neither Mu Sochua nor Yim Sovann won enough votes to be on the eighth or tenth committees, following a secret ballot measure.
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Phnom Penh Street Food: Delicious—and Dangerous

Street food is very popular in Phnom Penh, particularly among the city’s youth.
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Opposition VP Takes Over as First Vice President of Assembly

In all, 122 Assembly members voted in the session, the first vote for the new legislature, which has been without the opposition since July 2013 elections.
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Cambodian Opposition Gets Parliamentary Commission Roles

Cambodia National Rescue Party boycotted parliament for months following the July 2013 general election.
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Economic Growth Has Come at High Cost, Experts Warn

Representatives from the government, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders gathered in the forum to discuss issues facing Cambodian development.
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Global Witness Praises Rubber Company’s Reforms

The expansion of rubber plantations in the Cambodian countryside is a major source of contention with villagers who are ousted from their land by companies.
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Police Reopen Case in Death of Frenchman and Family

The bodies of Laurent Vallier, 42, and his four children were found entombed in a vehicle submerged in a pond behind his home in Kampong Speu province.
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Hun Sen Calls Rights Worker ‘an Idiot’

Hun Sen appeared to be referring to remarks made Wednesday on VOA Khmer by Adhoc activist Ny Chakrya, following clashes between evictee protesters and security forces.
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Citizen Journalists Move To Establish Wider Network

Around 80 citizen journalists from around Cambodia held a meeting in Phnom Penh Wednesday, in a first-ever networking event for a new kind of reporter in the country.
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Three Opposition Activists Remain in Detention After July Violence

Rights groups are calling for the release of three opposition activists who have been held in detention since violent clashes with security forces in July.
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Groups Call for Term Limits for Prime Minister

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia in some capacity for 30 years.
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Critics Say Cambodia Can’t Take an Influx of Refugees

The two countries are reportedly in talks on the issue, though no deal has yet been signed.
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Protesters Clash With Police Outside Premier’s Home

The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July.
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Sam Rainsy Assures Supporters of Opposition’s Dedication

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy told supporters Friday that the goal of his party remains the same: to change the current regime.
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Concerns Over New Formula for Election Committee Selection

Election watchdogs and small parties without seats in government are worried about a new formula for choosing the National Election Committee.
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Opposition Upset as Prosecution Over July Violence Continues

The opposition wants to see an end of the prosecution of seven lawmakers for insurrection and incitement by a court widely viewed as biased.
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Thai Sugar Company Accused of Rights Abuse in Cambodia

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand recently investigated allegations that villagers were forced from their homes to make way for three plantations companies.
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Guilty Verdict ‘Small Victory’ for Tribunal

The fact that only three leaders have faced trial since 2006 means the court is failing to bring justice to the victims of the brutal regime.
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City Hall Meets Evictees To Discuss Compensation

Some 200 former residents of the Borei Keila development attended Tuesday’s meeting.
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Questions Over Release of Kidney Trafficking Suspects

All nine were arrested Saturday and accused of trafficking organs from the Preah Ket Mealea Military Hospital.
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Court Continues To Pursue Opposition Over July Clashes

The courts have continued to question opposition leaders over violent clashes between Rescue Party supporters and Phnom Penh security forces July 15.
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Additional Khmer Rouge Suspect To Appear at Tribunal Monday

Im Chaem, 68, is among a small group of suspects that could be indicted in two more cases at the tribunal.
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With Verdict Out, Tribunal’s Critics Weigh In

While the verdict signaled a completion to this phase of the trial, critics say the court could have done a lot more for Cambodians.
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Opposition Lawmakers Join First Assembly Session

Following the session, leaders vowed to work together, following a political deal that ended a 10-month opposition boycott of the government.
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A Verdict, But Painful Memories Remain

More than 1.7 million people died under the regime, from overwork, starvation or execution, in one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.
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Verdict Shows Split Loyalties Over Khmer Rouge

In the countryside, especially in former Khmer Rouge areas, the verdict was met with mixed reactions.
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Two Former Khmer Rouge Leaders Sentenced to Life in Prison

The first phase of a two-phase trial began for Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan in late 2011, in a trial that included more than 1,000 witnesses and 7,000 documents.
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Khmer Rouge Leaders Get Life Sentences

Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan convicted of crimes against humanity three-and-a-half decades after communist group's bloody rule left nearly quarter of Cambodian population dead.
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UN Tribunal Convicts Khmer Rouge Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity

The tribunal sentenced Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, who are in poor health, to life in prison
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Awaiting Khmer Rouge Verdict, Cambodian Survivors on Edge

Nuon Chea, 87, and Khieu Samphan, 82, are facing charges for their roles as leaders within the movement
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Ban Lifted From Freedom Park

On Wednesday police rolled up concertina wire that had been used as part of a blockade in force since violent protests in January, opening the park.
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On Eve of Khmer Rouge Verdict, Survivors on Edge

Thursday’s verdict will be a landmark moment for the court, which has so far only tried one other Khmer Rouge member.
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Eight Dead in Widespread Flooding

The flooding has been caused by major rain due to Typhoon Rammasun, which has hit coastal China hard.
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Opposition Lawmakers Sworn In, Ending Political Deadlock

The Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers attended a swearing in ceremony in traditional dress at the Royal Palace, in front of King Norodom Sihamoni.
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Cambodia Urges China to Restrict Visas for Single Women to Combat Trafficking

The appeal comes as an increasing number of Cambodian women are finding their way into Chinese marriages and becoming victims of human trafficking.
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Opposition Members Summoned Back to Court

The lawmakers, including outspoken senior Rescue Party member Mu Sochua, will be summoned to court over the next two weeks, starting Aug. 8.
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Filmmaker Turns Camera Toward Hydrodam Valley

Once built, the hydropower dam will affect 26,000 hectares of land and 1,500 people of the Chong ethnic minority.
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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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