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Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia’s Needy Young, Dies at 71

Beat Richner, a Swiss pediatrician who opened a network of children’s hospitals in Cambodia at a time when quality health care was all but nonexistent in that country, died on Sept. 9 in Zurich. He was 71.

Five Senior Army Officials Resign Leadership Posts to Make Way for PM’s Son

The decision was announced on the same day that Hun Manet was appointed as the commander of the army.

Hun Sen Expresses Condolences Over Death of Vietnamese President

President Tran Dai Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi of a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television said.

Cambodia pardons Australian film-maker James Ricketson

Documentary maker was jailed for espionage this year after flying drone over electoral rally.

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who last month was convicted by a Phnom Penh court of espionage, has been granted a royal pardon.

National Assembly Boycott Signals Tougher Diplomatic Stance

When the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) boycotted the opening of parliament following the 2013 national election, diplomats from countries that support democracy were left in a bind: should they attend an event that would legitimize what many viewed as a stolen election or ignore an invitation from the head of state who had accepted their credentials?

Hun Sen Rejects Speculation Cambodia Could Lose UN Seat

Hun Sen said recently that Cambodia was sovereign and independent and would not bow to international pressure over its rights record.

After CPP Election Win, Promises to Solve Cambodia’s Land Grabs Fade Again

Ahead of the polls, many rural communities that lost land were promised solutions if they voted CPP, but farmers fear they will now get little help.

Cambodia Congratulates Koreas on Historic Nuclear Settlement

The joint announcement on Wednesday marked the end of scheduled talks between the two states.

‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project

A few families in Cambodia's southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses.

China Detains, ‘Disappears’ Parents of Faulty Vaccine Victims

Authorities in China are holding at least one vaccine campaigner and have 'disappeared' another following an attempted protest on Beijing's Tiananmen Square earlier this month, RFA has learned.

Pressure On Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis Grows Amid UK Foreign Secretary’s Visit

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Thursday called for justice and accountability for Myanmar’s Rohingya while a U.S. congressman announced a hearing on the treatment of the Muslim minority group, in the latest signs of mounting pressure on Myanmar to bring to justice those responsible for the violent campaign.

China’s First Couple Visit Cambodian Royals

Cambodia and China established diplomatic ties some 60 years ago, cultivated in large part by the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

A New Cambodia-Laos Border Deal?

A closer look at the opportunities and challenges presented by an agreement recently reached by the two sides.

Washington Watching Cambodian Gov’t Closely: Ambassador

William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.

Cambodia Needs Political Reform to Regain Credibility: Analysts

At a meeting on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, speakers said the newly one-party parliament did not reflect voters’ wishes to see pluralistic democracy in the country.