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In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2010, U.S. navy officer Michael "Vannak Khem" Misiewicz smiles as he delivers his welcome speech on the deck of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mustin at Cambodian coastal international see port of Sihanoukville, about  220 kilometers (137 miles) southwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Misiewicz finally returned home Friday as commander of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mustin, reuniting with the relatives who wondered whether they would ever see him alive, and the aunt who helped arrange his adoption. His ship departs Monday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodian-US Naval Officer Maintains ‘Not Guilty’ Plea

Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz has maintained a “not guilty” plea, despite his being named by the contractor in a wide-reaching bribery scandal. More

In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2010, U.S. navy officer Michael "Vannak Khem" Misiewicz smiles as he delivers his welcome speech on the deck of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Mustin at Cambodian coastal international see port of Sihanoukville, about  220 kilometers (137 miles) southwest of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

More Bribery Charges Cambodian-Born US Naval Officer

A US federal court has indicted Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, a Cambodian-American US naval officer, on seven more counts of bribery. More

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his executive action on immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 21, 2014.

Obama’s Immigration Plan Finds Support from Some Cambodians

Cambodians living in various states in the US say they want to see laws that allow illegal immigrants to legal live in here. More

Flowers, momentos and well wishes are placed at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Oct. 23, 2014.

For Cambodian-Canadians, Shock Remains After Parliament Shooting

Cambodians living in Ottawa say Wednesday’s shooting at parliament there has created fear throughout the city. More

Speaking to around 300 people at the event, Ambassador Hem Heng welcomed the donations.

Cambodians in Washington Fundraise for Children’s Hospital

Cambodians in Washington raised more than $15,000 for the Kantha Bopha Hospital on Saturday, at an event sponsored by the Cambodian Embassy. More

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Cambodia Reduces Western Influence, Tilts Towards Locali
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01 February 2015
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance. Sebastian Strangio, the author of “Hun Sen’s Cambodia,” told a gathering in Washington that the balance between local interest and international interest in Cambodia is beginning to tilt much more in the directions of the local. VOA’s Men Kimseng reports from Washington.
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Video Cambodia Reduces Western Influence, Tilts Towards Local

Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance.
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Video Raising Frogs in Rice Fields Generates More Incomes and Crops for Farmers

Frogs are a natural, organic alternative to pesticides for farmers in Cambodia fighting against the insects ravening their fragile rice seedlings.
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Video Cyclo May Not be Around for Much Longer Without Support

The cyclo is an icon of Cambodia, one that may not be around for much longer as modern forms of transport push the bicycle rickshaw, into history. ​Despite the challenge, the cyclo's veteran drivers - most of them old men from the countryside - are determined to keep pedaling on. AP/Phnom Penh
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Video Land Victim Lawyer Seeks US Support on ICC Case

A petition filed at the International Criminal Court in October 2014 alleged that a group of politicians, security chiefs and business magnates in Cambodia have involved in systematic illegal seizures of land from poor people.
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Video Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre Helps Local Poor Generate Income

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre near Siem Reap is home to the largest butterfly centre in Southeast Asia. As well as showcasing the country's abundance of butterfly species, the centre also trains poor local farmers to make extra money by raising butterflies.
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Video Cambodia Coconuts - How One Company Is Cracking The Coconut Craze

Cracking open a fresh coconut for a drink has long been a popular refreshment in Cambodia. Now the coconuts are being upscaled, and one company is employing women from one of the country's poorest communities to make oil and other items from coconuts. AP/Cambodia, Kompot.
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Video Cambodian Youth Selling Kidney Expresses Deep Remorse​

This tiny one room house in Phnom Penh is home to Chhay and nine of his relatives. Inside the 18 years old is trying to recover from something he describes as a massive mistake. Two years ago, he was talked into doing something he deeply regrets - selling one of his kidney for 3000 dollars. (AFP)
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Video Hunting for Wild Honey in Cambodia's Forests

Cambodia is thought to produce the best wild honey in Southeast Asia, mainly due to its climate and topography.
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Video Cambodia Potteries Improved And Meet Big Demand

The ancient Kingdom of Angkor once created pottery fit for kings, but the artisan skills have declined through the centuries.
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Video On Rights Day, Consider Those Still Fighting

Award-winning filmmaker Kalyanee Mam submitted an essay to VOA Khmer to mark International Human Rights Day. It is accompanied by a short film she produced looking at the lives of the women of the Areng Valley, who oppose a proposed hydroelectric dam there they say endangers their way of life.
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Video Cambodia’s Elderly Face Increasing Hardships

Like many developing countries, Cambodia’s mainly agricultural society is changing fast, driven by urbanization and falling fertility rates. As young workers move to the cities, older people are staying back in the villages, where they have little support.
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Video World's Best Rice Title Should Help Boost Cambodian Rice Exports

For the third year in a row, Cambodia's premier rice has been voted the world's best at the World Rice Conference.
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Video 'World’s Best Rice' Title Could Boost Cambodian Rice Exports

For the third year in a row, Cambodia’s premier rice has been voted the world’s best at the World Rice Conference. The award, which it shares this year with Thailand, comes at a time when Cambodia is looking at rice exports as a way to increase incomes for its many impoverished subsistence farmers.
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Video Thai Leader on Two-Day Diplomatic Visit to Cambodia

The head of Thailand’s military-controlled government begins a two-day visit to Cambodia today, in a bid to improve diplomatic ties with Cambodia in talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen and other officials.
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Video A Student Killed in Firework Mishap in King's Coronation Ceremony

Thousand of people gathered in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday October 29 to attend a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, unfortunately a student were killed and seven were injured in the firework mishap. Pin Sisovann, VOA Khmer

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Prominent Long Beach Group Marks 37 Years of Service

The event will allow members of the Cambodian community to meet with officials and share with them their experience.
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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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Cambodia Reduces Western Influence, Tilts Towards Locali
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01 February 2015
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance. Sebastian Strangio, the author of “Hun Sen’s Cambodia,” told a gathering in Washington that the balance between local interest and international interest in Cambodia is beginning to tilt much more in the directions of the local. VOA’s Men Kimseng reports from Washington.

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