Thursday, 03 September 2015

Cambodian America

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Cambodian Music Festival Showcases New and Old Talents

The second annual Cambodian Music Festival will be held at Pearson Park Amphitheater on July 25th in Anaheim, California. More

Vanessa Lopez, Rosario Lopez, Lynne Jackson, Wayne Glasker, Sandra Wong and Elizabeth Wydra after the Philadelphia Premiere at the National Constitution Center (Photo Credit: Roland Dahwen Wu, courtesy of Graham Street Productions)

Documentary Describes America’s History of Immigration

The documentary “14” follows the different immigration movements in America over time, through the lives of several individuals of varying backgrounds. More

Video Inspired Secret Service Agent Plans to Help His Home Country

Leuth Oun went to college, graduated, and worked as a corrections officer before becoming a Secret Service agent in 2002. More

Cambodian artist, Anida Yoeu Ali, accepted the 11th Sovereign Asian Art Prize for her artwork, "Spiral Alley" on May 8th, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Courtesy Photo: The Sovereign Art Foundation)

Cambodian Artist’s Unique Work Captivates Worldview of Resilience

The flexibility of Ali’s artwork about Cambodia’s history of violence, erasure, and resilience can be universally understood, Evans recently told VOA Khmer. More

For Many, Cambodian Rock Brings Rare Pride

For Many, Cambodian Rock Brings Sense of Pride

Cambodian audience members said they found the film touching, reminding them of Cambodia before the war and the Khmer Rouge. Some said the film made them feel proud to be Cambodian. More

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Cambodian America Videos (in Khmer)

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Australia Says Deal to Send More Refugees to Cambodia Still Oni
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31 August 2015
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said Cambodian did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement. Australia and Cambodia agreed last September that some refugees from Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia in exchange for Australian aid, but only four have arrived since then. Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak told Reuters that they "have no plans to receive more refugees from Nauru." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied the deal had collapsed. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer.
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Video Australia Says Deal to Send More Refugees to Cambodia Still On

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Video Cambodia Seeks Closer Trade Ties to US

Cambodia hopes to bring its ties with the US to another level, with a main focus on trade, demining and cultural exchange, Cambodian Ambassador Chum Bun Rong, who is new to his post, tells VOA Khmer in an exclusive interview.
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Video Ieng Thirith, Former Khmer Rouge Leader, Dead at 83

The Khmer Rouge’s former social affairs minister, Ieng Thirith who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial at the UN-backed tribunal in 2011, has died.
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Video A Writer Returns to Preah Vihear Temple

Preah Vihear temple, which sits on a high cliff near the Thai border, has been the center of confrontation between Cambodia and Thailand for years.
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Video Border Committee Says Official Maps Remain Legitimate

Var Kimhong, head of the Cambodian Border Committee, said he had reviewed 18 maps, one by one, which show “the map being used for border demarcation with Vietnam is the same.”
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Video A Writer Returns to Preah Vihear Temple

In an interview at the temple with VOA Khmer, Burgess said both governments may find it difficult to create lasting peace near the temple, because it has emotional significance to both Thai and Cambodian groups.
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Video Cambodia Makes Progress Curbing Bear Trade

Cambodia's wild bears are under unprecedented pressure. Their native forests are being cut down at record rates, and China's huge demand for traditional medicine has made them targets. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.
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Video Burgess Documents Cambodian-Thai Conflict at Preah Vihear in Newest Book

Preah Vihear temple has been at the center of a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand for more than a century. Built from sandstone a thousand years ago, it was the center of faith and worship during the height of the Khmer Empire.
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Video Cambodia Senate Passed NGO Law Despite Protests And Boycott

Hundreds of people demonstrated outside Cambodia’s Senate on Friday morning as senators inside debated a controversial new law designed to regulate the non-profit sector.
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Video In France, Cambodian Parents Are Determined To Maintain Their Culture

They live thousands of kilometers away from Cambodia, but that doesn’t keep some Cambodian people from being in touch with their culture. Every Sunday parents drive their children, sometimes for over an hour, to learn classical dance and traditional Cambodian music. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey reports f
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Video Burgess Documents Cambodian-Thai Conflict at Preah Vihear in Newest Book

Preah Vihear temple has been at the center of a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand for more than a century. Built from sandstone a thousand years ago, it was the center of faith and worship during the height of the Khmer Empire.
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Video Law on NGOs Passes, Despite Protests and an Opposition Boycott

Despite days of protests in the capital and mounting objections from the international community, ruling party lawmakers on Monday approved a draft law that will regulate the thousands of NGOs in the country.
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Video Pilot Project Using Software to Boost Rice Production Is Underway in Cambodia

Cambodia is a small country with big aspirations. By the end of 2015 it aims to become one of the world's major rice exporters - which means it will have to almost triple exports of milled rice in the next sixteen months.
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Video US Ambassador-at-Large of War Crime Calls for Arrest of More Suspects

Khmer Rouge leaders are currently on trial by the UN-backed tribunal for genocide. The tribunal is facing serious roadblocks, including Tuesday resignation of UN judge Mark Harmon.
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Video Hun Sen Seeks Official Maps for Vietnam Border from UN

Prime Minister Hun Sen has written to the UN Secretary-General to request an official map that would show proper border demarcation between Cambodia and Vietnam. VOA Khmer's Neou Vannarin reports from Phnom Penh.
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Video Villagers Clash With Vietnamese Border Security

A group of villagers clashed with Vietnamese border security on Sunday, after they accused the neighboring country of encroachment.
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Video Cambodia Struggling to Curb Child Labor

Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.
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Video New Band Wants To Promote Girls and Produce Original Songs

A new band called "TKS" is capturing the attention of Cambodian and international audiences, launching two music videos on Facebook and YouTube. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey reports.
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Video Senior Diplomat Calls NGO Law ‘Unnecessary’

Following a two-day visit, US Deputy Assistance Secretary of State Scott Busby told reporters Cambodia should reconsider the law.

More Cambodian America News

Cambodian-American Artist Awarded for Work on Identity

The Sovereign Art Foundation has named Anida Yoeu Ali, a Cambodian American artist, winner of the prestigious Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
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Cambodian Organizations Join Together for ‘Healthy Community’ Plan

The members met last week to discuss potential development projects.
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Film Describes Family’s Flight From Khmer Rouge Cambodia

A new short documentary film was screened at the Art Theater in Long Beach over the weekend, part of the Freedom and Hope Film Festival.
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NGOs Contribute to Cycle of Corruption: Filmmaker

The 27-minute film follows the work of a leading NGO working to rally support for an end to widespread land grabbing in Cambodia.
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Cambodian-American Group Lobbies for Political Change

A Cambodian-American group in the US has begun lobbying Washington institutions in an effort to affect political change in Cambodia.
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Capturing Disconnection in Cambodia-America

Pete Pin, the thirty-year-old photographer, is searching for his heritage amid the Cambodian enclaves of America.
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Federal Funds Shrinking for ‘Community Day’: Organizers

Organizers are holding a fundraiser on May 5, in hopes of earning enough money to put on the event in August.
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Ancient Statue To Stay With Sotheby’s in Ownership Dispute

US prosecutors and the Cambodian government say the 1,000-year-old sandstone statue was looted from the temple of Prasat Chen.
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Southeast Asian Scholarship Up for Long Beach Students

The scholarship fund is worth a total $20,000 and will be split into 30 awards between $500 and $1,500.
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Long Beach New Year, Without a Parade

A parade can cost up to $40,000 and brings in tens of thousands of people from across California and the country.
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Alienation, Symbolism and the Paintings of You Khin

You Khin’s oil paintings tend to tell stories of the past.
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Ron Abney, American Pro-Democracy Advocate, Dies at 70

Abney’s injury in the attack prompted an FBI investigation that was ultimately abandoned.
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New Play Highlights Struggles of Deportees

Under a 2001 agreement between Cambodia and the US that ex-felons would be deported—many of them to a country they did not know at all.
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40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Australia Says Deal to Send More Refugees to Cambodia Still Oni
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31 August 2015
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday denied a refugee deal with Cambodia had collapsed after Cambodian officials said Cambodian did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement. Australia and Cambodia agreed last September that some refugees from Nauru would be resettled in Cambodia in exchange for Australian aid, but only four have arrived since then. Cambodian Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak told Reuters that they "have no plans to receive more refugees from Nauru." Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop denied the deal had collapsed. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer.

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Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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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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