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On Anniversary of KR Victory, Sam Rainsy Touts Peace

At a ceremony marking 40 years since the Khmer Rouge seized Phnom Penh and began their bloody rule of Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy said on Friday that he and Prime Minister Hun Sen had, for the time being, ended the country’s long history of conflict.

April 18, 2015

Fugitive General Arrested, Placed in Prey Sar

Major General Thong Sarath, who has been on the run since being charged with orchestrating the assassination of tycoon Ung Meng Chue in November, has been placed in Prey Sar prison after being apprehended Thursday evening, according to officials, who gave conflicting versions of his arrest.

April 18, 2015

Skateistan Wins Sport for Good Award

Skateistan, an NGO that empowers youth through skateboarding in Cambodia and Afghanistan, was presented this week with the Sport for Good award at the 16th Laureus World Sport Awards.

April 18, 2015

Vietnamese Man Arrested With Cocaine Hidden in Keyboard

A Vietnamese man was arrested at the Siem Reap International Airport on Thursday after collecting a keyboard that had arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur with 5.25 kg of cocaine concealed inside, police said on Friday.

April 18, 2015

Fugitive General Thong Sarath Arrested in Vietnam

Thong Sarath, a senior Defense Ministry official wanted for the November murder of tycoon Ung Meng Chue, was arrested by Vietnamese police Thursday after months on the run, the head of Cambodia’s Interpol office said on Friday.

April 17, 2015

In Anlong Veng, April 17 Brings Mixed Feelings

By the time the Khmer Rouge’s young army stormed Phnom Penh and seized power 40 years ago Friday, Anlong Veng town on the Thai-Cambodian border had already been under their fledgling administration for five years.

April 17, 2015

Australia Takes Ownership of Letter That Lies About Cambodia

Australia’s Immigration Department on Thursday confirmed that a letter being handed out to refugees on Nauru filled with false claims about Cambodia—where Australia hopes they decide to resettle—was issued by the department, but declined to say whether there were any takers.

April 17, 2015
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