The late former king Norodom Sihanouk left a long-lasting legacy for Cambodia during his decades of service to the nation. Despite of his early affiliation with the Khmer Rouge, his death late last year drew over one million mourners to the capital, where his funeral ceremonies were held this month. But what will be next for the monarchy? VOA Khmer's Ly Moryvann and Men Kimseng discuss the future of Cambodian royalty.
China used to be the world's factory - workers were cheap, and manufactures liked the profit margin that meant, especially in the garment industry. But no more: China's laborers are now amongst Asian's best paid. Garment companies are looking for a better deal in Cambodian. VOA Khmer's Say Mony reports from Phnom Penh.
The urn containing the late king Norodom Sihanouk’s remains was moved out of its crematorium on Thursday and into the Royal Palace, its final place of rest, on the last day of a weeklong funeral rite for the former monarch. A portion of Sihanouk’s remains were cast into the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers on Tuesday. A golden urn containing the other portion was moved from the Preah Meru field, where Sihanouk’s cremation took place on Monday, to the palace, in a procession limited to members of the royal family and key dignitaries. VOA Khmer's Say Mony reports from Phnom Penh.
A group of former correspondents from Cambodia's tumultuous war have erected a monument with the names of fallen journalists in Phnom Penh. They returned to Cambodia this week to remember their colleagues, whose names are etched into the monument in front of the Hotel Le Royale, a de facto headquarters for journalists at the time. VOA Khmer's Kong Sothanarith reports.