For the first time, the wife of the US ambassador to Cambodia is herself a Cambodian.
Sotie Heidt, whose family name is Kenmano, fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s and resettled in the United States.
Panh Panhlauv was chosen to play in this year’s High School Choir Festival for the first time as part of the D.C. Youth Orchestra Program.
In January, Misiewicz confessed to a raft of charges, for allegedly trading military secrets to a Singaporean contractor in exchange for gifts, including luxury travel and prostitutes.
Many of the protesters were from Cambodia, where Prime Minister Hun Sen has dominated politics for 30 years.
Demonstrators held placards calling for justice and calling Hun Sen, who has ruled Cambodia for three decades, a “killer.”
With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past.
Hun Many says the US and Cambodia have so far forged a good relationship but there is room for improvement.
As Cambodia prepares for an official visit from US Secretary of State John Kerry next week, the country’s US ambassador says it would consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Cambodian refugees had little support in the New York borough, where they faced “a life of poverty, bad housing, and watching their families struggle through welfare.
Long Beach is home to more than 60,000 Cambodian Americans, the largest community across the United States.
“All I Heard Was My Sorrow” describes Ly Sambo's life under the Khmer Rouge and her flight to the US in the early 1980s.