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An Ode to Norodom Sihanouk—A Rock Star King

You read Philip Gourevitch’s piece on Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk in The New Yorker.

Cambodia, Nepal Can Learn From Their Shared Experiences

First of all, I have a great deal of respect for the prime minister of Cambodia both as a person and as the leader of the country and the government. I recognize that he has achieved a great deal for Cambodia. But there is room for improvement in the governance of Cambodia and my job is to identify the shortcomings that exist in the system and offer my recommendations to address them.

On World Teachers’ Day 2012, ‘Take a Stand for Teachers’

Teaching is a challenging professional task. It requires knowledge, motivation and adaptability. Each day offers new difficulties, and each day we witness how individual teachers find creative ways to overcome the difficult conditions exacerbated by limited equipment and material resources with which to carry out their professional responsibilities.

When Genocide Justice is Unfair

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) recently confirmed that Case 002 accused Ieng Thirith is unfit to stand trial as a result of suffering a progressive form of cognitive impairment. Despite being long-anticipated, this news remains a difficult reality for many victims of the Khmer Rouge to accept.

North Korean Regime Doesn’t Care About Its People

Regrettably, my trip to North Korea last week to donate food and medications to the starving population there, which is in dire need of...

New York Philharmonic Was Too Late—Missed Opportunity

The New York Philharmonic trip to North Korea is a dramatic development that may speed up better relations between the US and Pyongyang. Such...

Is Radio Free Asia Relevant?

Radio Free Asia claims to be a "private non-profit international radio service" but is funded predominantly by the US government under the direction of...

Musicians Are Just Trying to Earn a Living Musicians Unfair Treatment of police...

The Water Festival is over. As the police claim, it ran smoothly without major incidents, and we all enjoyed a great celebration. Really? Then, why...

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Cambodia’s Military to Arrest Acting CNRP Chief Sam Rainsy Upon Return:...

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy will be arrested by the military upon setting foot inside Cambodia, Minister of Defense Tea Banh said Tuesday, prompting the exiled opposition chief to appeal to security forces to “turn their rifles” on their superiors in revolt.