Cambodian America

    Cambodian refugees protested in the streets demanding better treatment and public services including interpretation service, in the Northwest Bronx, in late 1990s. (Courtesy photo of Chhaya Chhoum)

    The Failure of Cambodian Resettlement in the U.S.

    From the 1970s to the 1990s, as many as 100,000 Cambodian refugees resettled in the United States. But far from finding a sanctuary, many Cambodians in America have grappled with poverty, mental health problems and social isolation. More

    In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer in Long Beach, CA., Gen. Manet, a senior military commander who heads the country's elite counter-terrorism unit, explained the reason for his withdrawal from the parade.

    Protests Dog Final Days of Manet’s US Visit

    Hun Manet made four stops in the US: Long Beach, CA, Olympia, WA, Houston, TX, and Lowell, MA. More

    Panh Panhlauv, center, was chosen to play in this year’s High School Choir Festival for the first time as part of the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.

    Young Cambodian Flutist Selected for Orchestra Performance in Washington

    Panh Panhlauv was chosen to play in this year’s High School Choir Festival for the first time as part of the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program. More

    U.S. navy officer Michael "Vannak Khem" Misiewicz becomes emotional in December 2010 as he embraces his aunt Samrith Sokha, 72, at Cambodian coastal international sea port of Sihanoukville, file photo.

    Cambodian-Americans Disappointed by Fall of Cambodian-born U.S. Navy Commander

    In January, Misiewicz confessed to a raft of charges, for allegedly trading military secrets to a Singaporean contractor in exchange for gifts, including luxury travel and prostitutes. More

    Video ASEAN Summit Draws Strong Protests

    Many of the protesters were from Cambodia, where Prime Minister Hun Sen has dominated politics for 30 years. More

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    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
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    Video Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Future

    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.
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    Video Phnom Penh Transforming Overnight With Foreign Investment

    Foreign investors are rushing into Cambodia's frontier property market. Phnom Penh is rising upwards almost overnight, but the rate of construction is raising many questions. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.
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    Video New Cambodian’s Envoy to South Korea Aims Anti-Graft and Good Service Policies

    Long Dimanche, Phnom Penh Municipal spokesman, was appointed to replace Suth Dina, an ex-Cambodian Ambassador to South Korea.
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    Video Lamun Soleil: More Companies Expected to be Listed in Cambodia's Stock Market

    Lamun Soleil, Cambodia Securities Exchange's market operations deputy director, said there would be more companies listed in Cambodia's stock market. This is a video interview between Hul Reaksmey of VOA and Lamun Soleil. The interview was conducted on March in VOA's broadcast room in Phnom Penh. Soleil talked about the latest development of Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX).
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    Video Film Director About Chut Wutty Said Her Film Should Not be Banned

    Documentary film, I AM CHUT WUTTY, was banned from screening at Meta House Wednesday by Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. However, the film director said her film shouldn’t be banned because it showed the good image of Cambodia and it didn’t blame anyone. The documentary was banned because it was filmed and planned to screen in the country without permission, according to spokesman for Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Thai Norak Satya who told VOA in a phone interview. However, in a video interview with VOA Khmer on Wednesday, Fran Lambrick, director of I AM CHUT WUTTY said the government should allow the film because it showed a Cambodian hero to fight deforestation. Vannarin Neou, Phnom Penh.
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    Video  In the Bronx, a Struggle for Cambodian Wave for Refugees

    More than 100,000 Cambodians were admitted as refugees to the United States in the 1990s. Approximately 10,000 of them were placed in the Bronx, one of the poor communities in the New York City.
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    Video Cambodian Scholar Says Apple-FBI Dispute Requires “Multi-Stakeholder” Solution

    The dispute between tech giant Apple and the FBI over the US Government demands to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone requires a multi-stakeholder “win-win” approach - including public debates, said Chap Chetra, a doctorate student in mass communication at Ohio University.
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    Video Herself Cambodian, Wife of US Ambassador Aims to Help Young Women

    For the first time, the wife of the US ambassador to Cambodia is herself a Cambodian. Sotie Heidt, whose family name is Kenmano, fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s and resettled in the United States.
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    Video Tribunal Ends Appeals Hearing for Former Khmer Rouge Leaders

    The UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal on Friday wrapped up three days of appeals hearings for former regime leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan.
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    Video ASEAN Summit Draws Strong Protests

    President Barack Obama welcomed Southeast Asian leaders to the Sunnylands estate in California Monday for a two-day summit on trade and security issues. VOA Khmer's Ten Soksreinith narrates.
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    Video Disable Groups to be Banned From Singing at Street Corners

    Disable groups expressed their concerns after Phnom Penh governor Pa Socheatvong wanted them to stop singing at street corners to survive. However the governor told city officials to seek alternative means for them to make their living.
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    Video US Ambassador Meets With Opposition Vice President

    US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt met with the vice president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Kem Sokha.
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    Video US Ambassador Meets With Opposition Vice President

    US Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt met with the vice president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, Kem Sokha, on Monday, on a broad range of issues, including recent political tensions. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann reports.
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    Video China, Cambodia Aim to Further Boost Trade to $5 Billion

    Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong is in China this week for official talks aimed at strengthening trade and security ties.
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    Video In Visit, US Secretary of State Gave a Nod to Cambodian Antiquities

    During this week’s visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry, officials mainly discussed economic and security issues, but Kerry also took time to tour the National Museum and to discuss the potential return of Cambodian antiquities.
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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 In Talks, Kerry Balances Economic Partnership With Rights, Democracy

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with key Cambodian leaders, including those in the opposition and in human rights and development organizations Tuesday, as he makes a brief tour of Asia.
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    Video US Secretary of State Visits Amid Ongoing Political Tension, Rights Concerns

    រដ្ឋមន្ត្រី​ការបរទេស​អាមេរិក លោក ចន ឃែរី (John Kerry) បាន​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​មក​ដល់​រាជធានី​ភ្នំពេញ​ហើយ​នៅ​យប់​ថ្ងៃ​ច័ន្ទ​ម្សិល​មិញ​នេះ។
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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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    Hundreds Protest Against Hun Sen Outside Sunnlyands Summit

    Demonstrators held placards calling for justice and calling Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for three decades, a “killer.”
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    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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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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    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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