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A leading former opposition MP in Cambodia has called on Japan to abandon support for the parliamentary election process in July calling the vote a “sham”.
As a young woman, her zealousness in applying the tenets of Maoism helped propel her through the ranks of the ultra-Communist regime. She ended up serving as a district chief who allegedly supervised large-scale slave labor and mass killings, according to prosecutors at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, who spent years trying to charge her with crimes against humanity.
American filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser spent 17 months following six recent graduates pursuing the American dream by building startup companies in Detroit, Michigan.
Several minor opposition parties who have registered to stand in the upcoming national election have expressed concern over calls from the country’s former main opposition party for a boycott of the vote.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposed bill that would place further sanctions on senior Cambodian officials following the months-long crackdown on the opposition and civil society ahead of July’s national elections.
The lawmakers were set to discuss the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could see Phnom Penh handed further sanctions over its crackdown on the opposition, civil society, and independent media.
The Cambodian courts are due to announce a verdict for the two jailed journalists on Friday.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said he hoped that the forthcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would bring peace to the region.
Les Kosem was involved in the now-defunct United Front for the Liberation of Oppressed Races, better known by its acronym, FULRO.
David Chandler, a renowned American historian of Cambodia, says he is looking into publishing a 5th edition of his seminal 1983 work “A History of Cambodia” with a more pessimistic ending.VOA Khmer's Chap Chetra has the interview.
A Cambodian journalist charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over his election coverage said on Tuesday that has fled the country fearing arrest and has been given refugee asylum status by the U.N. refugee agency.
More than 1,000 Chinese nationals have been arrested and deported from Cambodia since 2012 relating to online scams being run out of Cambodia.
A Khmer pop song of the 1960s is the pulse of a new feature film about three generations of a Cambodian family that will premiere in Los Angeles in early May.
David Chandler saw positive changes in terms of liberalization and democratization when he was concluding the current version of the book, which was last revised in 2007, but in the past decade Cambodia has taken backward steps, he said.
The head of a Cambodian community organization that promotes land ownership has complained of intimidation after attempting to visit farmers near the country’s border with Vietnam.
In March, a group of Cambodians in Europe gathered to protest at the United Nations Human Rights Council office in Geneva, Switzerland, as the body was due to review human rights situation in Cambodia.