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65th Anniversary of Independence Day

Thousands of government officials and students join the celebration of Cambodia's 65th anniversary of its Independence Day on November 9, 2018, at the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace.

UN Rights Envoy Calls for More Participation, Accountability From Cambodia

Rhona Smith said the government’s development strategy was dependent on a free press and vibrant civil society, as well as fair access to justice and accountability for officials.
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Documentary Film on Cambodian Martial Art ‘Bokator’ to Screen in Philadelphia

‘Surviving Bokator,’ a documentary film about a Khmer Rouge survivor and martial art grandmaster who dreams to revive an ancient Cambodian sport, is set to premiere in the United States East Coast at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival this Friday, according to a press release.

In Fresno, Conservative Cambodian-American Fails to Unseat Longtime Democratic Incumbent

Incumbent Jim Costa, a seasoned politician, beat Elizabeth Heng 54.4 percent to 45.6 percent, according to the State’s primary results.

Cambodian-Americans Focus on Checks to Trump’s Power in US Midterms

President Trump’s Republican Party had held the balance of power in all three branches of government prior to the vote, which saw the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives.

Cambodian-Americans Call on Paris Accord Signatories to ‘Restore Multi-Party Democracy’

The appeal was made at a meeting of the Overseas Khmer Summit (OKS) in Washington, DC, attended by Cambodian-Americans from several US states.

PM Hun Sen Creates Task Force to Address Civil Society Concerns

Am Sam Ath, a senior investigator with Licadho, a local rights group, said the plan would only be effective if proposals from civil society were taken seriously and acted on.

In Whispers, Rural Cambodians Anxiously Contemplate Life in a One-Party State

The CPP won around 3,000 of 3,500 valid votes in Champey, according to results from the CPP-dominated National Election Committee.

For Cambodian-American, a Lesson on Winning in Losing Congressional Bid

Bopha Malone lost her bid to become a Democratic candidate but she was part of a wave of women running for office, a move that “inspired” younger women in the community to follow her.

Diversity Among Asians Divides Them on Affirmative Action

A federal judge in Boston heard closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans.

Cambodia’s Baha’i Temple Aims to Reach, Serve More

There are an estimated 6 million Baha’is worldwide, including several thousand in Cambodia, where the faith first carved out a foothold in the 1920s, said Hou Sopheap, the Baha’i House of Worship’s director.

China to Go On Defensive at ASEAN Summit

Southeast Asian countries are expected to push back gently against Chinese political and economic influence in their region, edging instead toward Western-allied powers, when their leaders gather this month.

UN: 486 Million Still Hungry in Asia, Progress Stalled

Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday.

Cambodian-American Newcomer Challenges Veteran California Representative

In a sprawling California congressional district that includes some of the nation's richest farmland and part of one of its poorest cities, a first-time candidate, a Cambodian-American woman, is taking on a well-entrenched Democrat, a white man.

Activists Claim Chinese Investment Fueling Land Disputes in Cambodia

Yu Veasna, a land rights activist from Sihanoukville, said Chinese investors in the area had encroached on the Prek Toub lake in the town, which was the main water source for the local community.

Cambodian Man Found Dead in Custody Amid Thailand Immigration Sweep

The Cambodian man, identified only as Sakhi, 55, was found dead with another Vietnamese detainee, known as Robat, 77, according to Thailand Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Busadee Santipitak.

Photographs By Michael Vickery Show 1960s Cambodia in a New Light

But Vickery was always more interested in the lives of remote communities and ethnic minority tribes, and his photographs reflect this. The people he photographed would have lived much as their ancestors did, farming rice or foraging in forests.

Hopes UN Rights Envoy Will Raise Abuses, Reform During Cambodia Visit

Smith began her latest fact-finding visit to Cambodia on Monday, where she plans to meet with government officials, civil society groups and members of the diplomatic community.

Cambodia Genocide Survivors Overcome Fear, Get Involved Politically

During every election season, as many American citizens prepare to go to the polls, one group of immigrants has traditionally chosen not to get involved.

‘After my release, I want to protect the environment even more’

Hun Vannak, a campaigner with environmental NGO Mother Nature, was imprisoned after challenging a well-connected company.