Special Reports

The year began with rubber bullets and evictions, and ended by be­ing branded the worst year in a de­cade for respect of human rights in Cambodia.

January 3, 2013

[This story originally published April 17, 2010] Correspondents recall their experiences documenting Cambodia’s civil war.

December 17, 2012
Funcinpec leader Norodom Ranarridh leaves one of his party’s rallies in a helicopter that was provided by the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) following numerous attacks against Funcinpec members during the 1993 national elections’ political campaign. (Tim Page)

On November 15, 1992 the head of the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) announced in his report to the U.N. Security Council that Untac was giving up on trying to disarm the country’s political factions.

December 3, 2012
A patient is handed a cup of methadone by staff Cambodia’s methadone clinic. (Siv Channa)

Ly Chan Long could not recall just when it was that he first tried to quit heroin on his own. He had been using for three or four years, and his first attempt soon failed. Dates were still hazy. But he had no trou­ble remembering what it felt like. 

November 30, 2012
A worker from the Heart Enterprise Cambodia garment factory is treated at the Bek Chan Health Center in Kandal province after fainting at work. Fifty workers at the factory fainted over two days in August. (Lauren Crothers/The Cambodia Daily)

[This story was originally published March 23, 2012] Chanthul felt darkness fall over her face. Sy Ten became dizzy and asked for some Tiger Balm to dab on her head. Sovanny’s head ached and she almost vomited. Srey Pov’s hands and feet went weak and floppy, then she felt the world fade away.

November 23, 2012
A young Hun Sen delivers an address in this undated picture that is believed to have been taken sometime between 1981 and 1983. (File photo)

[This story was originally published January 14, 2010] Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province – Twenty-five years ago today, Hun Sen was appointed by the Cambodian National Assembly to become, at 33, the youngest prime minister in the world.

October 12, 2012
Aung San Suu Kyi greets supporters during a campaign trip to Mawlamyine, the capital of Mon state, on March 10. (Naw Say Phaw Waa)

SHAN STATE, Burma – Bordeaux and the Loire Valley are not what one immediately associates with the Shan highlands of eastern Burma.

August 31, 2012
(Cambodian Mine Action Center)

[This story was originally published July 24, 2010] Stung Trang district, Kompong Cham province – Hen Soeun bears none of the visible wounds typical of the victim of an explosion, not the severed limbs or mangled flesh. But her scars are as real as those of the more than 60,000 Cambodians killed or injured since […]

July 24, 2010
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