Independent radio station owner Mam Sonando is in a Cambodian prison awaiting trial on charges of insurrection. He was Beehive Radio's top reporter, and its main on-air personality. But while he is gone from the airwaves, he had not been forgotten , especially amongst the station's loyal listeners. Rick Valenzuela reports from Phnom Penh.
Delegates at the U.S. Republican National Convention expect to hear a harsh critique of President Barack Obama's foreign policies Wednesday, a day after they formally nominated former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney as their presidential candidate. Wednesday is also the day that party organizers turn a spotlight on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, whose late evening speech will highlight the day's events. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey talked to CTN's news anchor about the convention.
Republicans who came to Tampa, Florida, to approve their party's nominee for president had an unexpected free day Monday, after Tropical Storm Isaac prompted officials to postpone the first day of their national convention. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey talked to CTN's news anchor about the event.
Independent radio station owner Mam Sonando is in a Cambodian prison awaiting trial on charges of insurrection. He was Beehive Radio’s sole reporter, and its main on-air personality. But while he is gone from the airwaves, he has not been forgotten -- especially among the station’s loyal listeners. Rick Valenzuela reports from Phnom Penh.
In Long Beach, Calif., a protracted debate is taking place over the expansion of a major freeway that carries goods from the port of that city into the rest of the state. Opponents say an expanded freeway will damage the air quality for residents who live alongside the freeway, including the Cambodian community there. State officials say an expansion is necessary to update the old freeway and improve the flow of goods. In August, a public hearing was held on the issue. Among the hundreds of Long Beach residents there to object to the project was a handful of Cambodians. (Brian Calvert, Long Beach)
Despite a government cancellation of commercial fishing lot permission across the expansive Tonle Sap lake, fishing communities here say bribery of corrupt local officials have meant the illegal practice is actually increasing. VOA Khmer's Say Mony reports from Tonle Sap, Battambang province.