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Officials Tell ASEAN to Do More to Ensure Market Access for US Companies

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) remains an important trading partner for the United States, but more should be done to ensure US companies can access Southeast Asian markets, officials said.

Chanda Choun Chose Arlington, Wants Its Voters to Choose Him

Located just outside Washington, Arlington County, Virginia, is one of the richest, most educated and mostly white counties in the United States. It didn’t matter to Cambodian-American Chanda Choun that less than 11 percent of the population is Asian. When a seat opened on the Arlington County Board after the November 2017 election, he decided to run.

Former Judge Sees Success in Khmer Rouge Tribunal

A UN-sponsored Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia is currently trying two surviving former Khmer Rouge leaders, Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea. Marcel Lemonde, who served as the International Co-Investigating Judge at the tribunal from 2006 to 2010, sat down in April 2018 for an interview with VOA Khmer reporter Men Kimseng in Paris, France.

Farmers Encouraged to Use State Food Safety Screening Lab

A recent decree stated that the new control measures were intended to protect public health and promote better export-quality goods.

As Cambodia Marks Press Freedom Day, Journalists Fear Increasing Restrictions

Cambodia is placed 142nd out of 180 countries in this year’s World Press Freedom Index.

Cambodian Peacekeepers Prepare for New Deployment After Africa Attacks

The new deployment comes after two attacks on Cambodian peacekeepers in the past twelve months by guerrilla forces and militiamen in the host countries.

Poor Squeezed, Democracy Never Rooted in Cambodia, Chandler Says

You are one of the most respected historians studying Cambodia. If you were to write another history book about Cambodia, how would you describe the current Cambodian situation?

Phnom Penh ‘Bans Protests’ Outside Parliament Ahead of Election

The May Day march on Tuesday was limited to a riverside space near the city’s landmark site of Wat Phnom and with a large security force presence.

Endangered Cambodian Journalist Flees to US

Aun Pheap, a veteran Cambodian journalist, has been granted refugee status by the United Nations' refugee agency and has fled to the United States, fearing arrest on charges related to reporting prior to the June 2017 local elections.

Q&A: Ear Sophal, Author of ‘The Hungry Dragon’, in Chinese Influence in Cambodia

While the political relationship between Cambodia and China continues to grow in strength, signs of tensions have begun to show as fears over criminal activity circulate.

ASEAN Turns to China, India and Free Trade

Southeast Asian countries will work more closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth, Singapore prime minister said Saturday.

ASEAN Leaders Warned on IS Threats

The prime minister of Singapore says the Islamic State still poses "very real" threats to the ASEAN region, despite the group's defeat in the Middle East.

Cambodia TV Station Forms Unusual Partnership with China

NICE TV is a new television station in Cambodia with an unusual business model.

Nice TV Highlights Ties Between Cambodia, China

The blossoming friendship between China and the Cambodian government has become so close that a Chinese majority-owned, Khmer Language television station has built studios directly inside the Ministry of Interior in Phnom Penh. It’s a peculiar joint venture that comes as western-backed news outfits are being shutdown or harassed ahead of a national election in July.

Cambodia Faces ‘Dark Episode’ With Revival of Traditional Arts, Culture

When she was 11, Bonna Neang woke daily at first light to a Khmer Rouge tune broadcast over a public speaker in a hamlet in Cambodia’s rural Banteay Meanchey province.

Solar Surge Threatens Hydro Future on Mekong

Thousands of megawatts of wind and solar energy contracts in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia have been signed, seriously challenging the financial viability of major hydropower projects on the river, an energy expert told a water conference last week.

Cambodia Launches First Airport Railway Service

Cambodia has launched the first railway service linking Phnom Penh International Airport to the capital.

Cambodian Expats Urge General Election Boycott

The World Khmer Conference participants also demanded the immediate release of Kem Sokha and other political prisoners and called for free and fair elections.

Japan’s Foreign Minister Seeks Free, Fair Cambodia Polls

Japan's foreign minister on Sunday urged Cambodia to hold free and fair elections but didn't comment on the Cambodian government's actions against its political opponents during talks with the Southeast Asian nation's long-serving prime minister, Hun Sen.

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

Cambodia's former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn't allowed to take part.

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