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The Cambodia Democracy Act 2018 has stalled at the Senate’s foreign relations committee since July. Staff at the committee said there are no plans to review the bill, without providing an explanation.
Ung Pechata has always dreamed big. The 12-year-old Cambodian had wanted to become an architect or inventor, but a technology competition has given her a new goal: solving social problems through technology.
Interview: For Entrepreneurs Seeking to Launch Media Startups in Cambodia, Introducing Splice Newsroom
Splice describes itself as the “Nieman Lab of Asia (without the funding!)” It recently partnered with Civic on a project to provides $1 million in grants and seed money to 100 media startups in Asia over the next three years.
Congressman Ted Yoho, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, said he would reintroduce Cambodia Democracy Act in January next year if the Senate fails to pass it by the end of 2018.
Ouk Bonheang, 25, a young author, said the rise was due to a growing appreciation among young Cambodians for literacy.
Several hundred participants gathered in the capital’s Democracy Square on Monday to mark 70 years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Camp participants come from a variety of fields, both in the public and private sectors, he added, who wish to receive training on best practices when using modern technology.
The move comes after Prime Minister Hun Sen issued an appeal to unionists who are the subject of outstanding legal proceedings to provide the labor ministry with information about their cases to speed up their resolution.
Cambodia's parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation.
The announcement was made at a gathering of overseas party members in Atlanta, GA, this week, which was billed as the first Cambodia National Rescue Party world congress outside the country and supporters of Sokha had opposed.
The advocacy groups have travelled and organized to increase public awareness in several states with large immigrant populations, including California, New York and some Midwestern states.
The countries signed four agreements during the visit, including an exemption on visa requirements for members of the diplomatic service.
Ol Thida and her husband were sure they had no choice but to leave their tiny rural village.
The gathering by ‘overseas’ CNRP members is set to be held in Atlanta, GA. on Saturday and Sunday.
Experts say women remain underrepresented in politics in Cambodia.
The move also comes amid rising anti-Chinese sentiment in Cambodia following a spike in Chinese immigration.
After two years at university, Thul Rithy decided to quit, opting to teach himself English and explore the country by bicycle to gain inspiration.
The five-year project will be run in three major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.
Phal Sok was released early, in 2015, for good conduct under an initiative aimed at aiding juvenile offenders, but was later detained by ICE for deportation to Cambodia under the rules of a repatriation agreement signed between the US and Cambodia in 2002.
As senior Khmer Rouge leaders are convicted of genocide, survivors of the regime’s last stand seek to put the past behind them.