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Jolie imbues Cambodia drama with skill, intelligence

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CroisiEurope to launch fifth Mekong River ship for Cambodia-Vietnam cruises

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US suspension on visas for senior officials puts Cambodia in retaliation mode

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US envoy to Cambodia denies plotting to oust government

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Hun Sen's claims on US plot to overthrow Cambodian government a 'red herring', says envoy

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Cambodian PM threatens to dissolve opposition party

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Jolie's film set as Cambodia's Oscar submission
Child actress Sareum Srey Moch, who made her debut with this film, has also won peoples' hearts for her portrayal of the lead character. – It's official! Angelina Jolie's "First They Killed My Father" has been selected as Cambodia's Best Foreign Language Film submission for the Academy Awards. This also marks the first time that an American director has been made the representative for another country in another language, as reported by Deadline   Read More ...
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Bridport teenager 'died after treatment delays' in Cambodia
The parents of an 18-year-old who died while travelling in his gap year said he was "badly let down" by Cambodian authorities. Kit Mallinson, from Bridport, Dorset, was taken ill with pneumonia on a night bus journey to Siem Reap in December and died later in hospital. An inquest into his death was told he was initially taken to a public hospital with inadequate facilities   Read More ...
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Dealing with trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness
Cambodia and the Lao People's Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma—leading infectious cause of blindness. MANILA | 19 September 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today congratulated the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. Trachoma. is an eye disease caused by infection with Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria. It is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide   Read More ...
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Journalists’ Forum Assam Concerned about Cambodian Crackdown
JFA expresses concern over Cambodia anti-media crackdown. Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) in northeast India expresses concern over the ongoing crackdown on newspaper & radios in Cambodia with an aim to silence the media ahead of next year’s general election. The recent shut down of an independent English newspaper in the southeast Asian country has shown the authority’s intolerance towards the mainstream media, alleged the forum based in northeast India   Read More ...
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Cambodia selects Angelina Jolie film as Oscar submission
NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie's "First They Killed My Father" has been named Cambodia's foreign-language submission to the Academy Awards. The Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee announced the choice Monday, calling Jolie's Cambodian genocide drama "cathartic" and hailing it for bringing back memories "often best forgotten." Jolie directed the adaptation of Loung Ung's memoir about her childhood during the Khmer Rouge's bloody reign   Read More ...
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Cambodia selects Angelina Jolie film as Oscar submission
NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie's "First They Killed My Father" has been named Cambodia's foreign-language submission to the Academy Awards. The Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee announced the choice Monday, calling Jolie's Cambodian genocide drama "cathartic" and hailing it for bringing back memories "often best forgotten." Jolie directed the adaptation of Loung Ung's memoir about her childhood during the Khmer Rouge's bloody reign   Read More ...
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‘First They Killed My Father’ Going To Oscars: Loung Ung Reacts To 2017 Netflix Movie Being Cambodia’s Entry
It’s official: Angelina Jolie’s movie, First They Killed My Father, is going to Oscars. Cambodia has selected the movie as its official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film. The movie deals with the infamous genocide in the Asian country in the ’70s and its effect on kids. Cambodian officials have been discussing the possibilities of selecting the movie for a while   Read More ...
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Ex-PBA veteran Cris Bolado dies in road crash in Cambodia
Former PBA veteran Cris Bolado was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Cambodia. He was 47. After having a successful PBA career, Bolado ran a Filipino restaurant in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The 6-foot-6 big man won 11 championships, including a rare Grand Slam as a member of Alaska Milk in 1996. His former Alaska head coach Tim Cone remembered him as a “gentle giant” and a player always admired by his teammates   Read More ...
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With tiger revival on agenda, experts to visit Cambodia
Cambodia's forest minister is also expected to move an official proposal seeking India's cooperation in Cambodia's national effort to reintroduce tigers in their forests In an effort to revive Cambodia's functionally extinct tiger population, a team of Indian officials, veteran forest officers and wildlife scientists will visit the country later this month to assess the viability of its forests for the introduction of Bengal tigers   Read More ...
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Heng on Opposition and Democracy in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia has been in power for more than 30 years. He recently vowed to stay in power and resist foreign interference. Authorities in the country arrested opposition leader, Kem Sokha and voted last week to approve his prosecution on charges he committed treason in collusion with the United States.   Read More ...
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Jolie imbues Cambodia drama with skill, intelligence
By JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she’s also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running out of ammunition. There also should be no debating the value of a major film being made about the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge – a film shot in Cambodia, and in the Khmer language, to boot   Read More ...
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CroisiEurope to launch fifth Mekong River ship for Cambodia-Vietnam cruises
CroisiEurope on Saturday will launch its newest riverboat on the Mekong River in Cambodia. Indochine II, which holds 62 passengers, joins four other ships in the cruise line’s fleet dedicated to sailing the Southeast Asian river that flows through six countries. Rver cruises in Asia are hot right now, particularly among longtime passengers who crave new and exotic itineraries. The Mekong River has a lot to offer   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader, angry with US, wants Peace Corps out
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Cambodia’s leader has escalated his feud with the United States, calling Friday for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers doing development work to be withdrawn. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s demand was part of an anti-American tirade in a speech to garment workers on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh. It came a day after he told a pro-government newspaper that he will order the withdrawal of U   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader, angry with US, wants Peace Corps out
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia's leader has escalated his feud with the United States, calling for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers doing development work to be withdrawn. His demand was part of an anti-American tirade in a speech to garment workers Friday. It came a day after he told a pro-government newspaper that he will order the withdrawal of U.S. military-led teams that search for the remains of Americans missing-in-action from the Vietnam War   Read More ...
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Rohingya crisis: Cambodian opposition leader in exile Sam Rainsy calls for ‘restraint’
CAMBODIA’s exiled co-founder of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy has called upon the leader of Burma (Myanmar) Aung San Suu Kyi to “show restraint” and respect for human rights regarding the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State. Rainsy, who has been in self-imposed exile since 2005 over fear of arrest by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, took to Twitter on Thursday to state that “the core of Lord Buddha’s Teaching is compassion & respect for the lives of all creatures on earth, starting with people   Read More ...
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US suspension on visas for senior officials puts Cambodia in retaliation mode
CAMBODIA is suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Its Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused the United States of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha, an accusation rejected by the US embassy, which has called for the release of the prime minister’s main rival   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader, angry with US, wants Peace Corps out
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's leader has escalated his feud with the United States, calling for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers doing development work to be withdrawn. His demand was part of an anti-American tirade in a speech to garment workers Friday. It came a day after he told a pro-government newspaper that he will order the withdrawal of U.S. military-led teams that search for the remains of Americans missing-in-action from the Vietnam War   Read More ...
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Cambodian PM asks US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers
PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday (Sept 15) to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that US agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason. Mr Hun Sen was responding after the US embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning that urged citizens to show caution amid "anti-American rhetoric by officials"   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspends U.S. MIA searches, retaliating for visa ban
PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War. Cambodia’s pro-government Fresh News website reported that Hun Sen said cooperation with the United States on the MIA search would be suspended until the two countries resolve several issues, especially the visa ban   Read More ...
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Cambodia PM calls on U.S. to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason. Hun Sen was responding after the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning that urged citizens to show caution amid “anti-American rhetoric by officials”   Read More ...
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Cambodia PM calls on US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason. Hun Sen was responding after the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning that urged citizens to show caution amid "anti-American rhetoric by officials"   Read More ...
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Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends US MIA searches
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War. Cambodia's pro-government Fresh News website reported that Hun Sen said cooperation with the United States on the MIA search would be suspended until the two countries resolve several issues, especially the visa ban   Read More ...
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Cambodia retaliates for visa ban, suspends US MIA searches
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War. Cambodia's pro-government Fresh News website reported that Hun Sen said cooperation with the United States on the MIA search would be suspended until the two countries resolve several issues, especially the visa ban   Read More ...
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Jolie imbues Cambodia drama with skill, intelligence
By now, there should be no debating that Angelina Jolie is a talented director, capable of handling the most challenging subject matter with assurance and sensitivity. Those who continue to denigrate her skills because she's also a movie star and tabloid fixture are running out of ammunition. There also should be no debating the value of a major film being made about the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge — a film shot in Cambodia, and in the Khmer language, to boot   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspending US MIA searches over visa ban
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War. Cambodia's pro-government Fresh News website reported that Hun Sen said cooperation with the United States on the MIA search would be suspended until the two countries resolve several issues, especially the visa ban   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspending US MIA searches over visa ban
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War. Cambodia's pro-government Fresh News website reported that Hun Sen said cooperation with the United States on the MIA search would be suspended until the two countries resolve several issues, especially the visa ban   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspends cooperation with U.S. in finding war remains
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Hun Sen has accused the United States of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha, an accusation rejected by the U   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspends cooperation with US in finding war remains amid tensions
PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday (Sept 14) he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Mr Hun Sen has accused the US of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha, an accusation rejected by the US embassy, which has called for the release of the prime minister's main rival   Read More ...
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Cambodia suspends cooperation with US in finding war remains
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries. Hun Sen has accused the United States of plotting treason with opposition leader Kem Sokha, an accusation rejected by the U   Read More ...
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What the Latest Crackdown in Cambodia Means
Photo PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Kem Sokha, the leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (C.N.R.P.), was arrested during the early hours of Sept. 3, reportedly without a warrant and in violation of his parliamentary immunity. Dozens of police officers surrounded his home in Phnom Penh, while a group of armed men forced their way inside. He has since been charged with treason — and with conspiring with foreigners to overthrow the Hun Sen government — based on a 2013 speech in which he described wanting to bring peaceful, democratic change to Cambodia and receiving advice from American experts   Read More ...
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US warns citizens about possible violence in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH: The US Embassy in Phnom Penh issued a security warning to its citizens late Wednesday (Sep 13) about rising tensions in Cambodia following the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha, the expulsion of an American NGO and anti-American rhetoric by Cambodian officials. "Although the Embassy has no specific information regarding any planned demonstrations or security issues at this time, we urge all US citizens to exercise caution," said the warning   Read More ...
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US envoy to Cambodia denies plotting to oust government
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia on Tuesday denied allegations by Prime Minister Hun Sen that Washington is seeking to oust his government, and warned that Cambodia is doing itself damage internationally with its anti-America campaign. Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People's Party have in the past month accelerated the use of legal and administrative measures to undermine critics and political foes, culminating in the Sept   Read More ...
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Cambodia peacekeeper fights to be recognised as prisoner of war
"If I think of Cambodia I think of skulls." Mick Quinn has learned to live with the skulls of Cambodia's killing fields. They fill his mind and have become part of his body — he now has them tattooed on his arm. He was among the first of 65 Australians to arrive as peacekeepers in Cambodia in 1991, after the Khmer Rouge had slaughtered 1   Read More ...
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Eight Cambodians rescued from human trafficking - Nation
KUALA LUMPUR: Eight Cambodian nationals, believed to be victims of human trafficking and forced labour were rescued by Bukit Aman on Tuesday. Bukit Aman CID Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Division principal assistant director Asst Comm Maszely Minhad said the eight victims, aged between 20 and 43, were rescued at about 6.20pm on Tuesday outside the Cambodian Embassy at Jalan U Thant   Read More ...
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United States stops issuing some visas in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Cambodia said on Wednesday it had stopped issuing some types of visas to Cambodians because Cambodia is not taking back citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policy comes at a time that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to crack down on immigrants who are in the United States illegally   Read More ...
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Cambodian opposition blocked from holding memorial service
PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - Cambodia's main opposition party was blocked from holding a memorial ceremony on Wednesday (Sept 13) for victims of a 1997 grenade attack on a political rally, with tension running high after the arrest of its leader. Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on Sept 3 and accused of plotting treason against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen with the help of the United States   Read More ...
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Cambodian opposition blocked from holding memorial service
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s main opposition party was blocked from holding a memorial ceremony on Wednesday for victims of a 1997 grenade attack on a political rally, with tension running high after the arrest of its leader. Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on Sept. 3 and accused of plotting treason against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen with the help of the United States   Read More ...
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Cambodian opposition blocked from holding memorial service
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's main opposition party was blocked from holding a memorial ceremony on Wednesday for victims of a 1997 grenade attack on a political rally, with tension running high after the arrest of its leader. Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested on Sept. 3 and accused of plotting treason against the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen with the help of the United States   Read More ...
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Anecdote in China's major-country diplomacy: A sit in Cambodian King Father's chair
Editor's Note: China is rolling out a major documentary series on its diplomatic principles, practices and achievements over the past five years. The English-language version of the program is now also available on TV and online. To help audience better understand Chinese diplomacy, Xinhua is releasing a variety of reports that include anecdotes, quotable quotes, facts and figures. The following is an anecdote from the TV series on Chinese President Xi Jinping's foreign visits over the past five years: In October 2016, Xi paid a visit to Cambodia, where he was treated with utmost courtesy, reflecting the exceptional relations between China and Cambodia   Read More ...
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Cambodian trainee's depression recognized as triggered by abuse at work
A Cambodian construction company trainee in Tokyo, who said he suffered depression due to physical and verbal abuse from Japanese workers, was judged this year to have suffered a workplace illness eligible for compensation, it has been learned. The judgment by the Tachikawa Labor Standards Inspection Office in favor of the 34-year-old trainee was announced by the Zentoitsu Workers Union, which is supporting him   Read More ...
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