Home Authors Posts by VOA Cambodia

VOA Cambodia


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!”

Large Prisoner Amnesty Planned for Pchum Ben Holiday

Each year, Hun Sen announces a list of inmates who he “requests” be released from prison as a goodwill gesture.

Indonesia: Death Toll of More Than 800 Likely to Rise

Indonesia's President Jokowi Widodo has authorized the acceptance of international help related to the earthquake and tsunami that hit the central island of Sulawesi.

UN Urges Asean to ‘Make Every Effort Towards Transparent and Fair Elections’

António Guterres comments on Friday came after several members of Asean held elections that were widely criticized by the international community.

The speech came after Cambodia held a national election in July with Hun Sen’s...

The speech came after Cambodia held a national election in July with Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party winning every seat in parliament.

384 Dead, Hundreds Injured in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami

Indonesian officials say at least 384 people died and 540 were injured following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake Friday and a subsequent tsunami that hit two cities - Palu and Donggala - in central Sulawesi province.

Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide

Journalists are being jailed in unprecedented numbers across the globe, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Evidence Indicates China Set to Target US Elections

China may be taking a page of the playbook used by Russia to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, targeting U.S. political action committees and various think tanks with spear-phishing emails.

Supporters Greet PM Hun Sen on Arrival for UN Speech

The UN Security Council granted the Hun Sen supporters permission to rally at the hotel when Hun Sen arrived in New York this week.

Rights Workers Sentenced in High-Profile Bribery Case

The five defendants – Nay Vanda, Ny Sokha, Lim Mony, Yi Soksan and Ny Chakrya – were accused of bribing a witness in a separate case against Kem Sokha.

Interview: ‘Primary School Rectors Play Political Role’

Thida Kheang, a teacher at the Graduate School of Education, recently co-authored a book titled “Primary School Leadership in Cambodia."