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.
The decision was announced on the same day that Hun Manet was appointed as the commander of the army.
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.
Documentary maker was jailed for espionage this year after flying drone over electoral rally.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who last month was convicted by a Phnom Penh court of espionage, has been granted a royal pardon.
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 said recently that Cambodia was sovereign and independent and would not bow to international pressure over its rights record.
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.
The joint announcement on Wednesday marked the end of scheduled talks between the two states.
A few families in Cambodia's southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses.
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.
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.
Cambodia and China established diplomatic ties some 60 years ago, cultivated in large part by the late King Norodom Sihanouk.
A closer look at the opportunities and challenges presented by an agreement recently reached by the two sides.
William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.
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.