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Tuk-tuks and flags as Cambodia opposition eyes bellwether local polls

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Tuk-tuks and flags as Cambodia opposition eyes bellwether local polls

- PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Tuk-tuks blaring pop music and flag-waving supporters of Cambodia's embattled opposition led a rally on Saturday (May 20)for upcoming local elections, a bellwether for efforts to end the three-decade rule of strongman Hun Sen in next year's national polls. The June 4 vote in more than 1,600 communes - administrative clusters of villages - will take Cambodia's political temperature ahead of a general election in 2018 that is expected to go to the wire

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Elections |  Opposition | 
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University of Cambodia unveils Tony Fernandes School of Business

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University of Cambodia unveils Tony Fernandes School of Business

- PHNOM PENH: The University of Cambodia (UC) has named its business school after AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. UC unveiled the Tony Fernandes School of Business and its accompanying logo on the eighth floor of the main campus building last Wednesday. A lecture hall in the same building, which will be used for hosting conferences, workshops and seminars, was also christened after AirAsia

Categories: Business |  Education | 
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Cambodians remember victims of 'Killing Fields'

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Cambodians remember victims of 'Killing Fields'

- PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Hundreds of people gathered at one of Cambodia's most notorious "Killing Fields" on Thursday (May 18) to remember victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide of at least 1.8 million Cambodians in the 1970s. Most of the victims died of starvation, torture, exhaustion or disease in labour camps or were bludgeoned to death during mass executions. At Choeung Ek, some 15km from the Cambodian capital, heavy rains to this day wash fragments of bone and scraps of the victims' clothing from mass graves

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Cambodia surrogacy: Australian nurse Tammy-Davis Charles sent back to jail

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Cambodia surrogacy: Australian nurse Tammy-Davis Charles sent back to jail

- Phnom Penh: Australian nurse and surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles shook her head in dismay on Thursday when a court postponed a verdict at her trial in the Cambodian capital. Ms Davis-Charles was sent back to one of the country's harshest overcrowded prisons. Police alleged the 49-year-old mother of six from Melbourne, falsified documents, including birth certificates, to smooth passage of surrogacy paperwork through Cambodia's murky legal system and the Australian embassy in Cambodia

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Tags: Prisons | 
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Cambodian deputy PM threatens to ‘smash the teeth’ of opposition

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Cambodian deputy PM threatens to ‘smash the teeth’ of opposition

- DEPUTY Prime Minister of Cambodia Tea Banh has warned that he will “smash the teeth” of anybody who protests after the council commune elections on June 4, drawing sharp criticism from local and international politicians. Speaking at the inauguration of a government building in Siem Reap, General Tea Banh declared that if opposition groups attempted to protest electoral results as with previous polls, “I’ll break their teeth and won’t tolerate any nonsense, because we’ve been wasting too much time on them

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Tags: Elections |  Opposition | 
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Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

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Global Health: How a Tsunami in Japan Endangered Children in Cambodia

- Photo The tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, now threatens the developing brains of children in Cambodia — but not for reasons that were ever expected. Cambodia has long struggled with iodine deficiency. The element is crucial to early brain growth: When pregnant women and their infants have low levels, the children can permanently lose 10 to 15 I.Q. points

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Hun Sen warns of ‘civil war’ as Cambodian peacekeepers killed

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Hun Sen warns of ‘civil war’ as Cambodian peacekeepers killed

- CAMBODIA’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has condemned the killings of four peacekeepers in the Central African Republic and warned of “civil war” if his ruling party is not victorious in forthcoming elections, during an address to a crowd of 3,000 soldiers on Veterans Day. The former Khmer Rouge guerrilla Hun Sen, who recently returned from a stint in hospital in Singapore, declared that the achievements of his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) needed to be defended and “must win elections, every election

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Tags: Wars |  Social Issues |  Peace |  Civil Wars |  Peacekeepers | 
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Cambodian Prime Minister Threatens Poll Protesters With 'War'

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Cambodian Prime Minister Threatens Poll Protesters With 'War'

- Phnom Penh: Cambodia's strongman premier Hun Sen warned Wednesday that he would not hesitate to quash protests with military might if they turn violent, raising tensions as the country braces for elections. Hun Sen is preparing for local polls in June and a 2018 national election after clamping down on opposition figures trying to break his 32-year grip on power. The warning was a reference to opposition protests that broke out during the last election in 2013, when a crowd destroyed at least two police cars over allegations of voter fraud

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- By SOPHENG CHEANG Associated Press PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - Attackers in Central African Republic ambushed a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers from Cambodia and Morocco, killing one Cambodian soldier and wounding eight others, Cambodian and U.N. officials announced Tuesday. Three Cambodian soldiers and one Moroccan peacekeeper were also reported missing after Monday's surprise assault and may have been kidnapped, Cambodian officials said

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Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Peace |  Peacekeepers | 
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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

- Cambodia’s prime minister says a Cambodian soldier attached to the UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic has been killed in an ambush. Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that another Cambodian peacekeeper was also wounded and three more are missing after their convoy was attacked on Monday. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. Central African Republic has been embroiled in chaos since 2013, when Muslim rebels overthrew the nation’s Christian president

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Cambodia seizes 68 tonnes of fake cosmetic products

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Cambodia seizes 68 tonnes of fake cosmetic products

- PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Cambodian authorities have confiscated 68 tonnes of fake cosmetic products that purported to be made in countries like Japan and South Korea, an official said, calling it the country's largest bust of counterfeit make-up. The cosmetics included bottles of hair dye, skin-whitening creams and shampoo worth "millions of dollars", said Meach Sophana, the head of government's counterfeit committee

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Exhibit by Cambodian artists at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich

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Exhibit by Cambodian artists at the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich

- The most ambitious exhibit ever undertaken by the all-volunteer-run Flinn Gallery of the Greenwich Library had its beginnings more than two years ago after Debra Fram, a 25-year Flinn veteran, returned from an arts tour of Cambodia. Fram was no ordinary tourist in the country perhaps still best known in the West as the “Killing Fields” of the Khmer Rouge. She had gone as a board member of a family foundation that supports Cambodia Living Arts, a program dedicated to reviving what the Khmer Rouge had all but destroyed during its mid-1970s reign of terror

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Tags: The Arts |  Artists | 
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Cambodia's veteran ruler Hun Sen in hospital in Singapore

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Cambodia's veteran ruler Hun Sen in hospital in Singapore

- PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world's longest serving rulers after more than three decades in power, is in hospital in Singapore, he said on his Facebook page on Thursday (May 4). Mr Hun Sen, 64, said he had fallen ill because he was very tired and needed urgent medical treatment. He said he had been in hospital since Wednesday (May 3), but planned to return to Cambodia on Sunday (May 7) to resume work as normal

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen hospitalised in Singapore

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen hospitalised in Singapore

- CAMBODIAN Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world’s longest serving rulers after more than three decades in power, is in hospital in Singapore, he said on his Facebook page on Thursday. Hun Sen, 64, said he had fallen ill because he was very tired and needed urgent medical treatment. He said he had been in hospital since Wednesday, but planned to return to Cambodia on Sunday to resume work as normal

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Cambodia’s veteran ruler Hun Sen in hospital in Singapore

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Cambodia’s veteran ruler Hun Sen in hospital in Singapore

- PHNOM PENH — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, one of the world’s longest serving rulers after more than three decades in power, is in hospital in Singapore, he said on his Facebook page on Thursday (May 4). Mr Hun Sen, 64, said he had fallen ill because he was very tired and needed urgent medical treatment. He said he had been in hospital since Wednesday, but planned to return to Cambodia on Sunday to resume work as normal

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Why these extraordinary Cambodian buildings need to be saved

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Why these extraordinary Cambodian buildings need to be saved

- The New Khmer Architecture movement emerged in post-independence, pre-war Cambodia. It was characterized by its consideration of traditional Cambodian culture. Today, architects are trying to preserve buildings from this period. Unveiled in 1958 to celebrate the end of French colonial rule five years before, it stands in the heart of capital Phnom Penh and is one of the most famous structures in the country

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    New Delhi: Eleven elephants have been saved from drowning after they were rescued from a flooded crater in Cambodia. The incident took place in the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, after the herd of eleven elephants, including a baby, entered the huge crater to drink and bathe. However, the 10-ft high walls of the crater, which was created by a bomb during the Vietnam War, proved too high for them to scale on their own

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