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News Cambodia: Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia

Published on: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Counting the Costs of Sam Rainsy’s Failed Return to Cambodia
News source: https://thediplomat.com/2019/11/counting-the-costs-of-sam-rainsys-failed-return-to-cambodia/

The opposition leader’s thwarted bid to return to the country is not without its costs, irrespective of whatever benefits it may generate. A bid by Cambodia’s opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy to ...

News Cambodia: Cambodia Urged to Drop Charges Against Former RFA Journalists

Published on: Thursday 14 November 2019
Cambodia Urged to Drop Charges Against Former RFA Journalists
News source: https://www.voanews.com/press-freedom/cambodia-urged-drop-charges-against-former-rfa-journalists

Rights groups and the U.S. Embassy on Thursday called for the Cambodian government to drop the charges against two former Radio Free Asia reporters who were arrested in 2017 and released on bail a year ago. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, greets his government officers during the country's 66th Independence Day from France, at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The calls came to mark the second anniversary of the Nov.

News Cambodia: US envoy to Cambodia meets released opposition leader

Published on: Sunday 10 November 2019
US envoy to Cambodia meets released opposition leader
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-envoy-cambodia-meets-released-opposition-leader-66905845

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia has met with opposition co-leader Kem Sokha following his release from house arrest and said further moves toward full democracy would improve relations with the United States

News Cambodia: 'I still need justice': Cambodia frees opposition leader

Published on: Saturday 09 November 2019
'I still need justice': Cambodia frees opposition leader
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/2019/11/10/i-still-need-justice-cambodia-frees-oppo?videoId=623941084

Cambodia freed opposition leader Kem Sokha from house arrest on Sunday, amid EU deliberations over whether to punish a crackdown against the country's opposition by removing preferential trade terms. David Doyle reports.}

News Cambodia: Cambodia Opposition Figure Says Pressure Growing On Hun Sen

Published on: Monday 11 November 2019
Cambodia Opposition Figure Says Pressure Growing On Hun Sen
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/cambodia-opposition-figure-says-pressure-growing-hun-sen-2864454

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy said Tuesday he had not given up on getting home after an initial bid to return was thwarted, and external pressure on strongman Hun Sen would ...

News Cambodia: Iran 14-0 Cambodia: Women attend Tehran match for first time in 40 years

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Iran 14-0 Cambodia: Women attend Tehran match for first time in 40 years
News source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50006410

Iran's female fans certainly had a lot to cheer as they saw their team for real for the first time Iran thrashed Cambodia 14-0 in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on the day women were officially ...

News Cambodia: Philippines: Indonesia woman arrested with Cambodia drugs

Published on: Monday 07 October 2019
Philippines: Indonesia woman arrested with Cambodia drugs
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/philippines-indonesia-woman-arrested-cambodia-203053669.html

Philippine authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying $1 million worth of illegal drugs in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia on Monday, amid a drug smuggling crackdown.

News Cambodia: New Mexico educator heading to Cambodia to help teachers

Published on: Saturday 28 September 2019
New Mexico educator heading to Cambodia to help teachers
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/28/new-mexico-educator-heading-to-cambodia-to-help-te/

Before he joined Santa Fe Public Schools, Gary Bass taught English in China, Syria and Vietnam. His students at El Camino Real Academy are aware of his world travels and prone to inquiring about motorbike traffic in Asia or the sounds of a foreign language.

News Cambodia: ‘It’s our last hope’: Maine man deported to Cambodia seeks gubernatorial pardon

Published on: Saturday 28 September 2019
‘It’s our last hope’: Maine man deported to Cambodia seeks gubernatorial pardon
News source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/29/its-our-last-hope-local-man-deported-to-cambodia-seeks-gubernatorial-pardon/

Chamroeun Pheng waited to greet his wife at the airport in Cambodia’s capital city early this month. The couple spent two weeks visiting historic temples and snapping selfies and picking out gifts for ...

News Cambodia: Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike

Published on: Friday 20 September 2019
Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike
News source: https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Cambodia-gives-garment-workers-4-4-minimum-wage-14454656.php

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country's biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful ...

News Cambodia: Kent teacher relives Cambodia petrol station explosion

Published on: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Kent teacher relives Cambodia petrol station explosion
News source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-49829285

A teacher says she "hates her face" after suffering horrific burns in a petrol station explosion in Cambodia. Backpacker Zoe Eleftheriou had been riding past the garage in Siem Reap on a motorbike ...

News Cambodia: Malaysian biker’s 7,336km Merdeka ride from KL to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in 14 days (VIDEO)

Published on: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Malaysian biker’s 7,336km Merdeka ride from KL to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in 14 days (VIDEO)
News source: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-biker-7-336km-merdeka-093657272.html

PETALING JAYA, Sept 18 — Celebrating the Merdeka month was special for avid biker Harprit Singh, also known as Rider Chris, who took to the road to celebrate his interpretation of freedom. For the ...

News Cambodia: Jungle chic and animal magic: How a new wave of luxury hotels is transforming Cambodia

Published on: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Jungle chic and animal magic: How a new wave of luxury hotels is transforming Cambodia
News source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/cambodia/articles/luxury-jungle-hotels-cambodia/

It started with a zip line: 1,050ft long and 130ft above the ground. “I promise I won’t let you go until you’re ready,” said Sangjay, the young general manager of Shinta Mani Wild, the much-admired ...

News Cambodia: Cambodia's Foreign-Language Oscar Hope Deals With Stories and Songs That Define Genocide Generation

Published on: Monday 16 September 2019
Cambodia's Foreign-Language Oscar Hope Deals With Stories and Songs That Define Genocide Generation
News source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cambodias-oscar-hope-deals-stories-songs-define-genocide-generation-1239867

'In the Life of Music,' co-directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, traces romance before, during and after the murderous Killing Fields of the Communist Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s. Caylee So ...

News Cambodia: Alan Lightman’s ‘Three Flames’ examines the long shadow of Cambodia’s civil war

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Alan Lightman’s ‘Three Flames’ examines the long shadow of Cambodia’s civil war
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/alan-lightmans-three-flames-examines-the-long-shadow-of-cambodias-civil-war/2019/09/11/b84488c4-cf19-11e9-b29b-a528dc82154a_story.html

True confession: Novels with do-gooder intentions make me wary. Literature should be something else. Mind-expanding, maybe. A journey into another world. Something to challenge my assumptions. Or ...

News Cambodia: Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort

Published on: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodia-laos-agree-to-step-up-border-demarcation-effort/2019/09/12/8aee767c-d537-11e9-8924-1db7dac797fb_story.html

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The leaders of Cambodia and Laos agreed Thursday to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years.

News Cambodia: Cambodia Launches Campaign to End Child Labor in Brick Industry

Published on: Saturday 07 September 2019
Cambodia Launches Campaign to End Child Labor in Brick Industry
News source: https://www.voanews.com/east-asia-pacific/cambodia-launches-campaign-end-child-labor-brick-industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. The industry drew international attention last year when a report, Blood Bricks: Untold Stories of Modern Slavery and Climate Change from Cambodia, asserted poverty, often caused by climate change, forced tens of thousands of Cambodians into debt bondage at brick kilns, and again in March when a 9-year-old girl lost her arm working in one of the factories. The government fined

News Cambodia: How the Cambodia Town Film Festival helps preserve culture

Published on: Monday 09 September 2019
How the Cambodia Town Film Festival helps preserve culture
News source: https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/09/how-the-cambodia-town-film-festival-helps-preserve-culture/

For praCh Ly, director and co-founder of the Cambodia Town Film Festival, the annual event is more than just about movies. It’s about generations of Cambodians coming together and seeing stories they ...