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Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New Yorki
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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)

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Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New Yorki
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10 April 2014
For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Reuters)
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Video Ancient Sculptures From Myanmar on Display in New York

For the first time ever, ancient sculptures from Myanmar are on diplay outside of the once-repressed country. The art is part of an exhibition called "Lost Kingdoms" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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Video Union Leader in West Seeking Release of Jailed Activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January.
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Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.
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Video Crimean Crisis Has Economic Impact, Analyst Says

Duch Darin, an economics professor in Florida, says the Russian annexation of Crimea and ongoing threats to stability in Eastern Europe will affect the European economy, and that in turn will hurt the US.
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Video Google Launches Digital Tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.
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Video Cancer Awareness Limited Among Cambodians

Pathologist Hav Monirath of Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh spoke via Skype to VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith about campaigns to promote the awareness of cancer in Cambodia and her future projects.
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Video 17 Years On, No Suspects in Deadly Grenade Attack

In 17 years, Cambodian authorities have failed to find a single suspect in a grenade attack on an opposition rally that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 others.
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Video Cambodia's Floating Villages Face Uncertain Future

Cambodia's Floating Villages Face Uncertain Future
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Video Thai Satellite Photos Revealed More Possible Debris of Missing Malaysia Plane

Thai satellite photos have revealed more possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, but the search for the plane was again hampered by bad weather.
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Video Bail Denied for 21 Labor Activists​

The Court of Appeals on Monday denied the release of 21 labor activists who have been detained since brutal demonstration crackdowns in January.
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Video Naga Biofuels Turning Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel​

Petroleum diesel is widely used in Cambodia, particularly in heavy trucks and vans, but also in many older cars.
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Video Cambodian Filmmakers Show Well at Short Film Festival

Cambodian filmmakers grabbed the top two spots of the Tropfest South East Asia in January. The black-and-white silent film, "Rice," by Sothea Ines, won first place. Sothea Ines spoke to Im Sothearith of VOA Khmer by Skype from Phnom Penh.
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Video Evictees Doubtful on Promises for a Court Hearing

Phnom Penh Municipal Court says it will open a case filed by ousted residents of a Phnom Penh community within the next three weeks. But residents of the Borei Keila neighborhood say they have little faith the court.
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Video Oscars Overview and Cambodian Americans Find Healing Through Oscar-Nominated Film

Almost 40 years after the communist Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia and embarked on a four-year reign of terror and genocide, many of those who survived are finally able to talk about it. Elizabeth Lee reports from Long Beach, California, home to the largest Cambodian community outside Cambodia.
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Video Khmer-Thai Superstar Demonstrates Her Talents at VOA

Many Cambodians like "Kantrim" music from the Khmer-populated area of Surin, in Northeast Thailand. They sing and dance to the music on special occasions, such as parties or New Year's.
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Video In First, Cambodian Music Festival To Be Held in Hollywood

The Cambodian music festival will be celebrated at the Ford Theatre of Hollywood on August 3, 2014.
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Video In First, Cambodian Music Festival To Be Held in Hollywood

The Cambodian music festival will be celebrated at the Ford Theatre of Hollywood on August 3, 2014.
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Video Riot Police Block Protest Over Labor Detainees

Security forces broke up a peaceful gathering in Phnom Penh on Monday, as protesters continued to demand the release of 21 detainees arrested in violent labor protests in January.
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Video Disappointment, as Italian Film Wins Oscar

Academy Awards on Sunday night, hoping “The Missing Picture” would win for best foreign film. Disappointment was the word of the day, however, as the award went to the Italian film, “The Great Beauty.”
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Video Former Hollywood Executive Wants to Leave a Legacy for Cambodian Children

For the past decade, a former Hollywood film CEO founded Cambodian Children's Fund has made a difference to the lives of thousands of Cambodia's disadvantaged children and their families.
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Video Health Workers Protest Against Sale of Hospital Building

Nearly 100 medical workers demonstrated outside their hospital in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, saying their existing building was sold by the government.
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Video Prince Ranariddh To Form New Royal Political Party

Prince Norodom Ranarridh, once Prime Minister Hun Sen’s biggest political rival, has formed a new party.
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Video Political Parties Agree on Way Forward for Political Reform

Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties reopened negotiations on Tuesday, seeking to end a political deadlock that has been in place since July’s national elections.
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Video Drones Take Film Makers to New Heights

Unmanned aerial vehicles- known as drones- have been used by the military, but recently one Cambodian film maker is using drones to take his burgeoning production company to new heights. (AP/Phnom Penh)
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Video Cambodian Filmmakers Show Well at Short Film Festival

Cambodian filmmakers grabbed the top two spots of the Tropfest South East Asia last month.
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Less Rain, More Bugs Predicted for Year of the Horse

Cambodians have deep traditions steeped in animism, astrology and folktales, and many take such predictions very seriously, especially at the onset of a new year.
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Political Sides Fail To Reach Agreement Before New Year

Both sides had hoped to sign an agreement in front of the king on Friday, prior to the kick off of annual New Year’s celebrations.
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Man Says Home Was Attacked by ‘Thugs’ Loyal to Head of the CPP

Seven families in at the site, in Boeung Kak 1 commune, Tuol Kork district, are embroiled in a land dispute with the Khun Sear Import & Export Company.
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Spokesman Attacks RFA, Newspaper for ‘Attacks’

The spokesman, Phay Siphan, blasted the Cambodia Daily for a story on foreign ships that are “sold” Cambodian flags and RFA for a story that said Prime Minister Hun Sen “admitted” Cambodia cannot reduce its gap between rich and poor.
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Heritage Foundation Calls for Change of US Policy in Cambodia

Political analysts at the US-based Heritage Foundation say relations with Cambodia are overdue for reform.
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Report Says Half a Million Cambodians Affected by Land Disputes

More than half a million people have been affected by land disputes over the last 14 years, according to a report by the rights group Licadho.
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Cambodia’s Eight-month Political Deadlock Shows Hints of Ending

Cambodia has been in a state of political paralysis since July’s disputed general election.
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Report Claims $75 Million in Damages From January Demonstrations

The Ministry of Interior has released a report, claiming $72 million in public and private damages, including to 95 different factories, from labor demonstrations.
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No Charges, Despite Major Corruption Allegation by Global Fund

Om Yentieng, head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, told VOA Khmer there is not enough evidence to charge anyone.
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Cambodia Joins Search for Missing Malaysian Flight

The Cambodia search entails 80 naval and army personnel and includes flights over Cambodian land and sea.
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Some See Need for Immigration Reform After Killing of Vietnamese Man

At least some political analysts and rights workers say the recent mob killing of a Vietnamese man should be a call to the government to reform its immigration policies.
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Courage Needed To Fight Corruption, Advocate Says

Preap Kol said the best way to defeat the practice is for Cambodians to live “in dignity” in their daily lives.
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Defense Minister Warns Against Attempts to ‘Topple’ Government

The minister appeared to be addressing the opposition, which has said it will call for mass demonstrations if election reform is not enacted by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
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ILO Reports Improved Factories from December to February

In a new report, the ILO says 30 of those factories showed signs of compliance improvement in 21 categories from December 2013 to February 2014.
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Video For Cambodian Kids, a Tinseltown Legacy

For former Hollywood executive, it was the image of sick children atop mountains of trash that changed his life forever.
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Report Calculates Major Drain of Corruption

Cambodia losses about 10 percent of GDP, or $1.7 billion annually, to corruption, according to a report release on Wednesday by International Labor Organization.
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Unions Back Down on Planned Strike

Union leaders said they wanted their members to be able to work and earn money ahead of Khmer New Year, in April, after which another strike could be held.
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Professionalism Best Mechanism to Protect Journalists, Expert Says

Journalists need to be more professional in their reporting, which is the best way to protect themselves, a media educator says.
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Democracy, Rights NGOs Face Tough Conditions, Report Finds

NGOs working in democracy, human rights and transparency all say they face a lack of cooperation from Cambodian authorities, especially in the provinces, a new report finds.
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As Political Impasse Continues, Some Donors Hold On to Funding

Last year, Cambodian NGOs needed up to $700 million in funding to run their projects, according to CCC statistics.
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Judicial Reform Drafts To Move Forward in March

Three judicial reform draft laws will be submitted to the Council of Ministers last this month, justice officials said Wednesday.
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City Working To Keep Experimental Bus Route Running

Over the past month, as many as 1,800 people per day used the service.
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‘No Leads’ in Case of Missing Journalist

Dave Walker, 58, disappeared from outside his guesthouse in the tourist town on Feb. 14, but police in the city and local officials say they have been unable to find out what happened to him.
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Armed Security Forces Deployed at Major Factory Sites

Other sites heavily patrolled include National Road 4, the Bavet Industrial Zone near Vietnam, and factories in Svay Rieng and Kampong Cham provinces.
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Foreign Correspondents’ Club Calls for Investigation of Canadian Journalist in Cambodia

Dave Walker, a Canadian journalist, unexpectedly disappeared in the tourist town of Siem Reap Feb. 14, under mysterious circumstances.
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Unions Continue Quiet Strikes for Raise in Minimum Wage

Union leaders say they are moving forward with plans for continued strikes as they continue their efforts to raise the minimum wage for factory workers to $160 per month.
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Legal Experts Wait as Judicial Reform Bills Move Forward

Three draft judicial reform bills are expected to be reviewed by the Council of Ministers for approval in coming weeks.
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World Bank Office To Review Eligibility of Complaints Against Company

Supporters of the 17 hill tribe groups from northeastern Cambodia say they believe the complaint will meet World Bank standards for review.
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Beverage Union Finds No Recognition at Labor Ministry

The proposed union submitted its application on Jan. 5, two days following a deadly crackdown on labor demonstrators in Phnom Penh that left at least four people dead.
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Questions of Racism in Beating Death of Vietnamese-Cambodian

Nguyen Van Chyen, 28, was killed after a traffic accident escalated into an altercation between him and his friends and a group of Cambodians.
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Cambodians Becoming Less Likely Tolerate Corruption: Advocate

Cambodia was listed as the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia last year, according to Transparency International’s annual index, which measures perceived corruption.
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World Bank To Review Environmental Complaints Against Company

Supporters of the 17 hill tribe groups from northeastern Cambodia say they believe the complaint will meet World Bank standards for review.
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On Valentine’s Day, a Somber Tone for Factory Workers

At least four people were killed and dozens injured when police opened fire on protesters Jan. 3.
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Nine Injured as Housing Demonstrators Clash With Police

Borei Keila residents have been in a conflict with the development company, Phanimex, since 2007.
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Promotions of Military Commanders Criticized

Cambodia’s Ministry of Defense on Thursday promoted dozens of high-ranking officers, a move criticized by the opposition as inappropriate following deadly crackdowns on protesters last month.
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Lawyers Gathering Evidence for Potential Criminal Court Suit Against Hun Sen

International lawyers representing victims of a violent crackdown on protesters last month say they are working to collect evidence before filing a case at the International Criminal Court against Prime Minister Hun Sen.
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Labor Unions Says They Are Prepared for More Demonstrations

The leaders from 16 unions met Monday to decide what to do after two of 23 workers were released from custody on Friday.
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Hun Sen Dismisses ‘Subversive’ Opposition Boycott

The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party says a fraudulent election in July means a recall vote is needed before it will join the government.
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Obama Speech Sees Mixed Reaction on US Momentum in Southeast Asia

Analysts say Obama's October trip cancelation, along with his quieting of rhetoric on Asia during State of the Union, has not reassured partners in the region.
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Diplomatic, Strategic Challenges for Ruling Party, Analysts Say

Prime Minister Hun Sen is fighting challenges to his authority from both inside and outside the country, following July’s flawed elections.
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Photogallery Missing Boy Presumed Dead After Protest Shooting

The father of a 16-year-old boy who went missing during last month’s labor protest crackdowns says he now presumes his son dead.
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Families Want ‘Justice’ for Slain Workers

At least four people were killed when police fired on demonstrators during the Jan. 3 crackdown, no one has been arrested or reprimanded in the wake of the shootings.
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Senior US Official Calls for Both Parties To Resume Negotiations

A senior US diplomat on Wednesday urged the ruling and opposition parties to rejoin negotiations and solve the country’s ongoing political deadlock.
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No Government Meetings for International Trade Unions

Meanwhile, international buyers say they want improved conditions for workers, who should also be allowed to assembly and collectively bargain.
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Opposition Barred From Meeting Detainees for a Second Day

Rights workers say the detainees have a right to visitation, but prison officials say they are only letting family meet them.
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Opposition Members Denied Entry to Visit Detainees

Opposition officials say they want to visit a prison facility in Kampong Cham province, where 23 workers have been detained since demonstration crackdowns in early January.
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Cambodian Oscar Contender Aims to Convey History Lesson

'The Missing Picture,' by film director Rithy Panh, aims to teach young Cambodians about country's genocidal past.
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British Minister Makes Visit to Ruling Party and Opposition

Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the British Foreign Office, made his first visit to Cambodia on Friday, meeting with senior officials as well as members of the opposition.
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Former Statesmen Says Negotiation Will Break Political Deadlock

Retired statesmen Nan Sy said he still holds some optimism that Cambodia will break through its political deadlock—despite a major gap between the two sides.
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US Broadcaster Rejects Cambodian Claims of ‘Bias’

The Council of Ministers’ Quick Reaction Unit said in its report that the opposition CNRP was “supported by foreign broadcasting, especially the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.”
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