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Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, have agreed to redeploy troops away from a flashpoint border area where armies from both countries engaged in deadly clashes earlier this year. The agreement came Thursday during a one-day visit by Ms. Yingluck to the Cambodian capital. Details of the deal were […]

Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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New Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Cambodian counterpart, Hun Sen, have agreed to redeploy troops away from a flashpoint border area where armies from both countries engaged in deadly clashes earlier this year. The agreement came Thursday during a one-day visit by Ms. Yingluck to the Cambodian capital. Details of the deal were […]

Thai PM Visits Cambodia Seeking to Mend Frayed Relations

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visits neighboring Cambodia Thursday in hopes of normalizing relations after a series of deadly border clashes. Ms. Yingluck, who took office last month, is to hold talks with Prime Minister Hun Sen after a welcoming ceremony in Phnom Penh, and then proceed to Khemarin Palace to meet King Norodom Sihamoni. […]

Cambodian Provinces Hit by Massive Flooding

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A handful of Cambodian provinces along the Thai border have been inundated by floods triggered when rain water poured off a nearby mountain. The water from Dang Rek mountain flooded at least four districts in Siem Reap province on Saturday before moving on Monday to Battambang and Oddar Meanchey provinces, where heavy rains along the […]

British National Convicted of Sex Crime in Cambodia

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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A Cambodian court has sentenced a British man to a 12-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three underage girls. Michael Julian Leach was arrested last September after he was discovered living with the three girls aged from 10 to 15 at a guest house on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. In addition to his jail […]

Thai PM to Visit Cambodia Next Week

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 7:06 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Thailand’s newly installed prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, will visit Cambodia next week. Cambodian Foreign Ministry spokesman Koy Kyuong told VOA he expects the September 15 visit to produce a major improvement in relations between the two countries, which fought a series of border skirmishes earlier this year. The spokesman said relations with Thailand […]

Artist Vann Nath, Khmer Rouge Survivor, Dies at 66

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s Vann Nath, one of only seven survivors of a vast and notorious Khmer Rouge torture center, died Monday at age 66. The human rights icon and artist was hospitalized late last month after heart problems and has been in a coma for days. His son-in-law called his death “a big loss for the history […]

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Artist Vann Nath, Khmer Rouge Survivor, Dies at 66

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Family members say Cambodia’s Vann Nath, one of only seven survivors of a vast and notorious Khmer Rouge torture center, died Monday at age 66. The human rights icon and artist was hospitalized late last month after suffering heart problems and has been in a coma for days. His son-in-law told the French news agency […]

Cambodian Tribunal Challenges VOA News Report

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal says it has begun contempt proceedings against VOA’s Khmer service for disclosing confidential documents about the prosecution of Khmer Rouge defendants with suspected links to genocide in the 1970s. The tribunal’s move drew an immediate statement of concern Thursday from VOA administrators, who said the probe is unwarranted and could […]

Cambodian Tribunal Challenges VOA News Report

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal says it has begun contempt proceedings against VOA’s Khmer service for disclosing confidential documents about the prosecution of Khmer Rouge defendants with suspected links to genocide in the 1970s. The tribunal’s move drew an immediate statement of concern Thursday from VOA administrators, who said the probe is unwarranted and could […]

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