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ASEAN Appoints Cambodian Official as Deputy Secretary-General

In a statement, ASEAN said Phoak was chosen for “providing leadership” and to oversee projects that“focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society.”

Hun Sen on Europe Trip to Mend Ties with West

Departing from Cambodia on Tuesday, the long-serving prime minister posted on his Facebook page, saying he would attend the Asia-Europe meeting in Brussels.

Plastic in World’s Ocean Killing Young Sea Turtles

Plastic pollution floating in our seas is creating huge environment hazards, polluting our oceans and killing animals like seabirds and marine life. VOA Khmer's Sreng Leakhena narrates.

Japan Could Be Positive Influence on Cambodian Democracy: Analysts

In an interview with Japan’s Kyodo news last week, Hun Sen said Japan’s “strong economy and political stability” was a “model of real democracy”.

Experts Discuss ‘Fake News’ at Korea Journalism Conference

The founding editor of Buzzfeed Canada told VOA Khmer that fake news was making it difficult for society to distinguish between fact and fiction.

Prominent Land Rights Activist Meets US Officials After Prison Release

Tep Vanny was recently released from prison after more than two years in jail for taking part in a protest in Phnom Penh.

Former Opposition Leader Slams Hun Sen Over Alleged Corruption

Sam Rainsy’s comments came when Hun Sen was attending a summit with Asean leaders and international financial institutions in Indonesia.

UN ‘Apologizes’ to End Row With Cambodia Over Poverty Level Measurement

The poverty measurement angered the Cambodian government, which has claimed success in eradicating poverty in Cambodia.

The Debt Trap: ‘There’s No Hope, My Income All Goes to the Bank’

According to the National Bank of Cambodia, the country has more than 70 microfinance institutions and 170 rural credit operators.

Business is Booming in Vietnam

Foreign companies have been flocking to Vietnam.

New US Agency Offers Asian Countries Development Finance Alternative to China: Experts

The $60-billion overseas investment agency could counterbalance surging Chinese investment and loans across Asia, though China will likely continue to dominate large infrastructure finance.

IMF Airs Concerns Over Real Estate Loans

The IMF did not provide a breakdown of the exact share of the country’s overall credit balance held by the real estate and construction sectors.

Hun Sen Says Son Is ‘Possible Future Leader’ of Cambodia

Lieutenant General Hun Manet is now serving as the chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces after he was appointed last month to replace long-time commander Meas Sophea.

Interview: ‘I Hope More Cambodians Can Give Back to Help Children Get an Education’

Oun Kosorl teaches Cambodian children for free, having founded Mother Home Cambodia in late 2014, aiming to provide opportunities for rural children to learn English.

Philippine Leader Says He May Have Cancer

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday that he might have cancer and added that "I don't know where I'm now physically'' as he awaited results of recent medical tests.

Interpol Chief Reported Missing After Trip to China

French police have opened an investigation into the disappearance of the top official at Interpol, Chinese national Meng Hongwei.

Former Brother-in-Law Remembered Late King’s Life and Politics

October 15 this year marks the 6th anniversary of King Norodom Sihanouk’s passing. VOA Khmer reporter Men Kimseng spoke to Yves Dumont, his former brother-in-law, about the late King’s legacy.

Despite Growth, Economic Woes Loom in Cambodia

While Cambodia has enjoyed strong growth and an influx of foreign investment in recent years, a toxic combination of rising wages and low-skilled labor presents a looming threat to the country’s two-dimensional economy.

Thousands of Children in Sulawesi at Risk of Exploitation

The U.N. children's fund warns that tens of thousands of child survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami Friday in Sulawesi, Indonesia, are unprotected and vulnerable to exploitation.

Hun Sen Returns to Cambodia Triumphant After Firebrand Speech to UN

Writing on his Facebook page, Hun Sen said: “I would like to tell my compatriots about my mission with a brief statement: success!”