Tuesday News Roundup

From The Associated Press
Cambodia’s opposition movement seeks US help amid crackdown
Cambodia’s leader is destroying a political opposition movement that threatens his three-decade grip on power and he’s accusing America of plotting his downfall. An influential opposition figure is in Washington is wondering if she’ll get any help at all.

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From VOA
Cambodian Netizens Face New Risks as Government Tightens Online Controls
In the past year or so…the optimism among activists about the positive impact of greater internet access has given way to growing fears as the Cambodian government stepped up efforts to curtail online freedom of expression and political opposition.

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From The Daily Mail (UK)
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Accuses America of Plotting his Downfall
Prime Minister Hun Sen has claimed the US is in the works to unseat him, but the US rejects that claim as baseless and experts, saying Hun Sen’s attacks are driven by a fear of losing elections next year.

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From The Khmer Times
Deportees Quizzed in Detention
Cambodia has sent officials to interview refugees in the United States who are subject to deportation orders. Interior Ministry spokesman General Khieu Sopheak said about 50 refugees had been interviewed but no decision had been made on their repatriation.

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From The Khmer Times
Failed Students ‘Not Medics’
The Ministry of Health yesterday issued a statement saying 35 students who protested over their exam grades last week were not on track to become medical professionals, but had simply failed to pass the entrance test for foundation year training.

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