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In Photos: First Baha’i Temple in Cambodia Hopes to Bring Peace and Unity

The Baha’i Faith is one of the youngest world religions. It is also one of the most receptive religions in the world.

Hun Sen, Former Opposition Leader in Row Over ‘Loyalty to Royals’

Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed his long-running political row with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, this time insinuating the former Cambodia National Rescue Party president is the son of a traitor to the monarchy.

Hun Sen Seeks to Ease Rising Anti-Chinese Sentiment in Cambodia

Large numbers of Chinese workers have come to Cambodia to work on projects as China has strengthened its diplomatic and military ties with Beijing which has provided numerous grants and large military aid packages to Cambodia.

Vietnam Wants to Go Hollywood

Call it Vollywood? Vietnam’s movie scene is growing quickly, with an explosion of theaters across the country, more filmmakers entering the market, and more global attention from the 2017 blockbuster “Kong,” which was set and filmed here.

Interview: Analyst Sees ‘Continuity’ in Vietnam As Party Chief Becomes President

The National Assembly in Vietnam is set to convene on Monday to vote in Communist Party of Vietnam Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to succeed Tran Dai Quang who died last month, as president.

Hun Sen Calls on EU Not to Suspend Cambodia From Trade Scheme

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the European Union not to suspend Cambodia from a preferential trading scheme during a meeting between European and Asian business leaders.

PM Bodyguard Chief Given Brief to Stop Protests Outside Hun Sen’s House

The head of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit has been appointed to a team tasked with stopping protests outside of Hun Sen’s mansion in central Phnom Penh.

Veteran Cambodian Artists to Tour US East Coast Cities

Five Khmer Rouge survivors and performers will share their personal journeys of reviving the Cambodian arts scene through a series of performances in six US cities.

EU Vows to Combat Illegal Logging Trade, Defends Timber Agreement With Vietnam

George Edgar, EU ambassador to Cambodia, said in a statement to VOA on Monday that the issues raised by NGOs had been noted by the EU, but added that an EU FLEGT licensing scheme was in place to ensure only legally harvested timber made its way into the supply chain.

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.