About fifty Cambodian-Americans in the Washington, DC area on Friday, April 17, 2015, held a candle vigil for those who died under the Khmer Rouge regime and to mark the 40th anniversary of the notorious takeover of Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodian-Americans this weekend welcomed the Year of the Goat. At the Wat Kampuchea Krom temple in Nokesville, Virginia, Cambodian residents celebrate the Khmer New Year with others from the community with Buddhist chanting, music, dance, fellowship and offerings of Cambodian food. VOA Khmer's Sok Khemara reports from the temple, located in the greater metropolitan area of Washington DC.
Mondulkiri province, in northeastern Cambodia, is known these days as a good place to trek, where wildlife and waterfalls make for good scenery, amid forested mountains of red clay, and where indigenous hill tribes still live a traditional way of life.
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.