Forty years ago, on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, beginning their nationwide campaign to implement arguably the most radical form of communism attempted in history.
April 18, 2015
Action came too late to prevent animals such as the kouprey and the tiger, as well as birds like the Indian Skimmer and Black-bellied Tern, from becoming extinct in Cambodia. This is a lesson that needs to be learned to prevent other species being wiped out too.
April 2, 2015
Cambodia has numerous laws and instruments in place that should theoretically protect the rights of indigenous peoples.
April 1, 2015
As the industrial world globalizes, foreign companies are increasingly making use of factories in Cambodia. Upon reading your article “‘Systematic’ Labor Abuse at Garment Plants, Group Finds,” I have realized that the situation of workers in these factories is much more grave than I thought.
March 27, 2015
We refer to the article “Fake IDs Make Mockery of Factory Age Rules” (March 21-22), which we read with much concern. It paints a troubling and false picture of the situation regarding underage workers in Cambodia’s garment and shoe factories, which is at odds with the reality.
March 25, 2015
As an American with a Cambodian son and two Cambodian grandsons, I was deeply saddened when neither our president during his recent visit, nor our secretary of state during two visits, made even a gesture of remembrance of the nearly two million Cambodians who died in a genocide sparked by the Southeast Asian war of the 1960s and 70s.
March 21, 2015
The White House says the U.S. is committed to being more involved in the Asia-Pacific region. This week, Michelle Obama will make a historic solo visit to Cambodia—the first sitting U.S. first lady to visit the country.
March 20, 2015
On the morning of March 18, 1970, the Australian Embassy in Saigon flashed a highly classified message to Canberra reporting that it had learned in Saigon that an assassination attempt against Prince Norodom Sihanouk was being planned and that “reports of planned assassinations were not unusual per se but more attention was being given to this particular one.”
March 18, 2015
This charming city belongs to us all. If only it were as charming as the banners say.
March 7, 2015
A Cambodia-based conservationist recently described Virachey National Park as a place littered with the bodies of NGOs that tried to save it. Even the mighty World Bank is counted among the casualties. When the Bank pulled out in 2008, the wildlife conservation groups grabbed some of their dead and wounded from the forests and hopped on the last helicopters out.
March 3, 2015