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Acclaimed Khmer Rouge Prison Survivor Reported Near Death

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (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, is in a coma and near death at a Cambodian hospital. The 66-year-old human rights icon and artist survived the infamous Tuol Sleng prison, where more than 12,000 people died in the 1970s under Khmer […]

Acclaimed Khmer Rouge Prison Survivor Reported Near Death

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (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, is in a coma and near death at a Cambodian hospital. The 66-year-old human rights icon and artist survived the infamous Tuol Seng prison, where more than 12,000 people died in the 1970s under Khmer […]

Expert: Khmer Rouge Defendant May Have Alzheimer’s

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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A medical expert told Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal Monday that one of its four defendants is suffering from memory loss and may have Alzheimer’s disease. The report from geriatric expert John Campbell means that Ieng Thirith, the Khmer Rouge’s former social affairs minister, may be found unfit to stand trial for her role in the […]

Cambodia to Acquire Military Helicopters From China

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodia has agreed to acquire an unspecified number of military helicopters from China. The deal involving Chinese-made Z-9 utility helicopters became public Monday. It was one of more than two dozen agreements concluded Saturday during a visit to Phnom Penh by Chinese Politburo member Zhou Yongkang. Among the other agreements were deals on mining and […]

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Chinese Official Ends Visit to Cambodia

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior leader of China’s Communist Party has wrapped up his visit to Cambodia where he discussed political and economic cooperation between the two nations. Zhou Yongkang, a member of the standing committee of the party’s Politburo, has met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, King Norodom Sihamoni and leading Cambodian politicians. During the meetings […]

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Cambodian Villagers Mimic Avatar Characters to Defend Forest

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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More than 100 Cambodian villagers dressed themselves as characters from the hit movie Avatar Thursday to protest what they say is the destruction of Southeast Asia’s largest remaining lowland evergreen forest. The villagers, wearing green and blue face paint, demonstrated in front of the royal palace in Phnom Penh and then spread across the city […]

Cambodia Offers Lake Settlement Under World Bank Pressure

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Cambodia’s government has moved to resolve a land dispute with about 1,000 families in Phnom Penh after the World Bank threatened to cut off future loans to the country. Under the deal, which became public Tuesday, the government has set aside a 12-hectare plot on a 133-hectare development site for the resettlement of families displaced […]

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Thailand, Cambodia Agree to Convene Border Committee

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Thailand and Cambodia have agreed to convene a committee to discuss their festering border dispute, likely before the end of this month. Thai Defense Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa said Thursday his Cambodian counterpart had called him to request the meeting of the General Border Committee. He said the meeting could take place as soon as the […]

US, Cambodian Forces Conduct Joint Civilian Assistance Mission

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. servicemen are participating in a joint operation with Cambodian military forces in an assistance mission in a remote province. The U.S. Pacific Command says about 60 Air Force personnel are taking part in Operation Pacific Angel in Koh Kong Province. The operation provides medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to citizens in the area. […]

World Bank Freezes Loans to Cambodia Over Lakeside Development

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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The World Bank said Tuesday it will not issue any new loans to Cambodia before the government resolves a dispute with citizens displaced by a lakeside development in Phnom Penh. Country director Annette Dixon confirmed to reporters that the lending institution has not made any loans to the country since December and will not do […]

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