Tuesday, 09 February 2016

    Cambodian America

    A study by Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA found that 25 percent of Cambodian Americans in Long Beach, California, are living in poverty. (Photo: Men Kimseng/VOA Khmer)

    In Long Beach, Health Is Foremost on the Minds of Many Voters

    Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past. More

    Video ‘Good Prospects’ for Better US-Cambodia Relations, Hun Many Says

    Hun Many says the US and Cambodia have so far forged a good relationship but there is room for improvement. More

    Ambassador Chum Bunrong said his main priority in coming years will be to open more cooperation in tourism, trade and investment. (Photo: VOA Khmer)

    Video Cambodia Open To Talks on ‘Every Issue’ With US, Ambassador Says

    As Cambodia prepares for an official visit from US Secretary of State John Kerry next week, the country’s US ambassador says it would consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. More

    “Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto” describes life for the wave of Cambodian refugees who were placed in the Bronx facing harsh living conditions in the 1980s and 1990s. (Courtesy photo of Eric Tang)

    In the Bronx, a Struggle for Cambodian Wave of Refugees

    Cambodian refugees had little support in the New York borough, where they faced “a life of poverty, bad housing, and watching their families struggle through welfare. More

    A study by Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA found that 25 percent of Cambodian Americans in Long Beach, California, are living in poverty. (Photo: Men Kimseng/VOA Khmer)

    In Long Beach, California, an Effort to Get Out the Vote

    Long Beach is home to more than 60,000 Cambodian Americans, the largest community across the United States. More

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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 Heang Chhun: Refugee Soldier (full version)

    Chhun lost his family, home, and way of life to the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. He built a new life on the Alabama bayou.
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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.

    More Cambodian America News

    Photogallery Survivor and Refugee Finds Healing in Writing Her Memoir

    “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” describes Ly Sambo's life under the Khmer Rouge and her flight to the US in the early 1980s.
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    Scholars Say Empathy, Forgiveness Key to Reconciling Khmer Rouge Crimes

    The discussion highlighted the contrast between the academics views on helpful forms of reconciliation and healing, and the efforts of the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal toward the same goal.
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    In Virginia, Advocates Meet To Discuss Cambodia’s Rights Woes

    Participants discussed the difficulty in promoting human rights and democracy in Cambodia, where political pressure and powerful individuals often intervene.
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    Author Envisions a Romantic Vampire-Fantasy Novel, With a Cambodian Twist

    “Rise of the Golden Aura” will be a romantic fantasy about a Cambodian orphaned girl adopted by a Cambodian-American parent who becomes queen of the vampire underworld.
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    Asean Integration Will Require Human Resources, Scholar Says

    Rana Sowath, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, told “Hello VOA” that Cambodia has a surplus of business administration and management students.
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    Weekly Dance Lessons Help Long Beach Cambodians With Mental Health

    Some 60,000 Cambodians in Long Beach remain plagued by post-traumatic stress, depression and other mental health issues.
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    Professor Puts Khmer Rouge in Context of the Cold War

    A former UN official in Cambodia during its transition period in the 1990s says the country’s mass killings were in part a result of the Cold War.
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    Anniversary Held for Nonprofit Behind Children’s Hospital

    The Angkor Hospital for Children has more than 500 staff, who provide free treatment to children, 1.4 million of them so far.
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    For Many Cambodian-Americans, Poor Mental Health Means Chronic Disease

    Cambodians in the US have twice the rate of type-2 diabetes, seven times the rate of depression, and fifteen times the rate of PTSD than the standard US population.
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    Southeast Asian Residents in Connecticut Meet To Discuss Healthcare Needs

    Around 150 Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese met with members of the Southeast Asian American Health Coalition and Khmer Health Advocates, describing what they need in a proper healthcare system.
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    Video Cambodian Refugees in US Reflect on Failures in Resettlement

    More needs to be done, they say, to help refugees resettle in order to prevent further suffering and future social problems.
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    Phare’s Historic Florida Performance Is a Hit

    Phare’s performance “Khmer Metal” was applauded by the audience, some reacting with the words:“Now that was circus!”
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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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    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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    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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