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Hun Sen, Rainsy Host Joint Event Abroad

Amid the latest rapprochement between Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition CNRP leader Sam Rainsy, the two men are scheduled to team up in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday as hosts at a reception for Cambodians working in Malaysia.

Ly Seav Minh speaks to a reporter outside her home in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kok district following her release from prison on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Ly Seav Minh speaks to a reporter outside her home in Phnom Penh's Tuol Kok district following her release from prison on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Woman Jailed in Land Dispute Wins Release

After five months in jail, a woman whose family is embroiled in a bitter land dispute with tycoon Khun Sear was released on bail from Prey Sar prison on Friday, though the fight between the two parties remains unresolved.

NEC Says Japan, EU to Aid Election Reforms

A spokesman for the newly reconstituted National Election Committee said Friday that Japan and the European Union have agreed to send experts to Cambodia next month to look for ways to improve the country’s flawed voter lists and to better educate voters.

Representatives of families in a land dispute with the Defense Ministry gather outside the National Assembly in Phnom Penh on Thursday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Families Renew Call for Help in Land Dispute

Representatives of 29 families involved in a land dispute with the Defense Ministry in Phnom Penh visited the National Assembly on Thursday, seeking a response to a petition they submitted last month asking for intervention.

Residents of Phnom Penh cheer Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975, believing that normal life would return with the civil war over. (Roland Neveu)
Residents of Phnom Penh cheer Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975, believing that normal life would return with the civil war over. (Roland Neveu)

The Fall

The day prior to the military victory of the Khmer Rouge—a regime that would claim the lives of a third of the country’s people in less than four years—relative calm remained in central Phnom Penh as final battles were fought on the outskirts of the city.

Found

Chonburi refugee camp, Thailand, 1981 - We were used to having our pictures being taken when visitors came. We always flocked toward the foreigner. We had gotten so used to being abused by the Khmer Rouge that foreigners always felt safe to approach—they felt like the good guys. (Vira Rama)

When Charles Fox began documenting old Cambodian family photographs, his initial aim was to capture the country’s social transition through the lens of these intimate snapshots.

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