Cambodian America

Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey recently traveled back to Phnom Penh and returned to the house where he grew up before the Khmer Rouge takeover of the capital. More

Photogallery In US, Cambodians Ring in the Year of the Goat

In the US, many Cambodians say the Khmer New Year is a way to keep their traditions alive. More

Video Lottery Fever Grips Eastern States

The multistate Powerball jackpot in the US is now worth $500 million, bringing out many people to buy tickets in hopes of winning. 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. 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

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Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 4i
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17 April 2015
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
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Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 4

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
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Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 3

In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.
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Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 2

During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
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Video Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 1

During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reas
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Video 40 Years Later, a Reporter Remembers the Evacuation of Phnom Penh

April 17 will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh. Among the throngs of people forced to evacuate the city was VOA Khmer’s Poch Reasey, who recently traveled back to the capital and the house where he grew up, to prepare this video report.
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Video Assembly Approves National Election Committee

Putting the final stamp of approval on a process that took months of negotiation, the National Assembly on Thursday voted in the new structure of the National Election Committee.
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Video Fishermen From Myanmar, Cambodia And Laos Rescued From Slave Labor​

For years, Min Mink Chan never stopped dreaming of home. As he arrived in Jakarta to board a flight back to Myanmar, that dream was just hours away from becoming a reality.
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Video Neighboring Countries Interested in Booming Tourism in Siem Reap

Cambodia's Foreign Minister Hor Namhong held talks with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi and Myanmar's Vice President U Nyan Tun.
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Video Parties Must Work Together, To Ensure Legacy, Expert Says

Cambodian political officials should begin thinking about the legacy they are leaving future generations, with a new political environment following gains by the opposition in 2013, an analyst says.
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Video Asean Community Faces Challenges, Expert Says

Asean integration at the end of 2015 will gibe Cambodia opportunities, but it will also mean economic competition that the country must be ready for, an analyst says.
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Video Cambodia Inaugurates Memorial for Genocide Victims

On Thursday a memorial was unveiled in Phnom Penh to the thousands of men, women and children who were brought to Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison between 1975 and 1979,
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Video Cambodians Hopeful Obama Visit Will Boost Education for Girls

Cambodians say they are hopeful the visit of US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a positive difference in the educational future of their girls.
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Video Obama Leaves With Words of Encouragement for Girls

Following First Lady Michelle Obama’s three-day visit to Cambodia to promote her “Let Girl Learn” initiative, Cambodian officials say they hope for positive changes in girls’ education.
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Video First Lady Michelle Obama Shares Her Story in Education with Girls in Cambodia

First Lady Michelle Obama is on her three-day visit in Cambodia to promote girls’ education.
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Video Land Activists Protest in front of the U.S Embassy in Phnom Penh Calling Michelle Obama to Help

Land activists from 8 communities held a protest on Saturday March 21, 2015 in front of the US embassy in Phnom Penh to urge the U.S First Lady, Michelle Obama to intervene to Cambodian Government to release 11 women in jail and land issues. VOA Khmer's Heng Reaksmey reports from Phnom Penh.
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Video Few Aware of Michelle Obama's Visit to Cambodia

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia this weekend to launch Let Girls Learn', an initiative to help keep 62 million girls worldwide in schools. However there's not a sign in Siem Reap, not even an American flag to show that she is visiting.
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Video First Lady Michelle Obama Begins Cambodia Tour

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived Friday in Cambodia for a three-day visit to promote girls’ education.
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Video U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Arrived in Siem Reap

US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friday night, as part of her two-nation Asian trip to promote education for girls. VOA Khmer reports.
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Video A Land Victim Lost Land And Leg

Indigenous communities in Ratanakiri province say the government’s economic land concession policy is taking away their land and traditional way of life.
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Video In Japan, First Lady Push "Let Girls Learn" Initiative

United States First Lady Michelle Obama is meeting leaders of Japan, where she is touting an initiative aimed at helping girls in developing countries finish their education.
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Video Activists Urge Government, Donors to Fund Women's Empowerment

Women’s rights activists have urged Cambodia and donor countries to allocate enough budgets to finance gender equality and women's empowerment within the next 15 years.
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Video Author Remembers US-Backed Coup 45 Years Later

Cambodian National Assembly voted to remove the Head of State, Prince Norodom Sihanouk on March 18, 1970 and proclaimed the Khmer Republic later that year.
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Video Activists Demand Equality by 2030

Women’s rights activists are pushing for gender equality in all areas including at the decision making level in the next 15 years.In order to achieve this ambition goal, proper budget should be allocated from the government and developed countries, they said.
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Video Global Teacher Prize Goes to Teacher in US

An English teacher from rural Maine in the United States won the one million US dollars Global Teacher Prize.
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Video Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Dead

Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle.
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Video Lao Dam Project Flows Into Opposition

A Lao dam project on a section of the Mekong River is drawing opposition from local fishermen, international environmental groups and neighboring countries. VOA's Say Mony visited the region to investigate the concerns.
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Video From the Killing Fields to the White House - An Interview with Leuth Oun

Born in Battambang, Cambodia, Oun Leuth had a normal childhood. But when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia on April 17, 1975, his life was turned upside down. Leuth is now a K-9 trainer with the U.S. Secret Service, which protects the American president.
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Video US Committed to Help Cambodia Rid of Landmine/UXO Impacts

The US says it is committed to help Cambodia clear its land contaminated by landmines and war remnants and turn it into productive land for farmers. Rear Admiral Samuel Perez Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of State visited Cambodia and Laos from late January to early February
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Video Rights Expert Pessimistic About Cambodia's Reform Prospects

A prominent human rights expert says that the ruling Cambodian People's Party’s recent move to add people from the security forces into its Central Committee creates “a huge conflict of national interest.”
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Video Author Predicts ‘Evolutionary’ Shedding of Cambodia’s Old Politics

Cambodia’s political system will likely undergo a period of gradual evolution toward more inclusiveness before it can reach an eventual transition of power, Sebastian Strangio, author of “Hun Sen’s Cambodia,” says.

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Film Describes Family’s Flight From Khmer Rouge Cambodia

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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

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Capturing Disconnection in Cambodia-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

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Long Beach New Year, Without a Parade

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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

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Filmmaker Looks Back on Career Before Khmer Rouge Takeover –Part 4i
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17 April 2015
During the time the Khmer Rouge was in power, from April 17, 1975, to Jan. 7, 1979, more than 1.7 million Cambodians perished. The Khmer Rouge especially targeted intellectuals and artists for execution, as they sought to create an agrarian ideal. In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey, Tea Lim Koun discusses his filmmaking in the 1960s and 1970s and what it meant to leave it behind.

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You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)i
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01 December 2014
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 www.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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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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