Schoolgirls at Hun Sen's Bokorng High School where U.S First Lady Michelle Obama visited on Saturday March 21 2015 and Angkor High School in Siem Reap say they recognize the value of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative—and many are ready to participate.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is in Cambodia's famed Ankor Wat temple where she spoke Saturday at a Peace Corps training event and also met with a group of girls at a school on the outskirts of Siem Reap. The visit is part of a two-nation trip meant to highlight a new global women's education initiative.
A group of opposition lawmakers were kicked out of a hearing at Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday. The case involved several opposition activists, who are being tried for their involvement in violent demonstrations in July. But the judge asked several lawmakers to leave the courtroom, claiming they were not involved in the case and could therefore not be present. Critics say the move was a violation of their rights to be present at a public hearing.