Cambodia, Laos Agree to Withdraw Troops From Border-Dispute Zone

By Sun Narin, VOA Khmer

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, second from right, talks with his government offers as he arrives from Laos, at the airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. Hun Sen, who threatened Friday to use force over a border crisis with neighboring Laos, has announced less than 24 hours later that he has peacefully resolved it. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday came to an agreement with his Laos counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith to withdraw troops from the border region in northern Stung Treng province where tensions have escalated in recent weeks. Continue reading “Cambodia, Laos Agree to Withdraw Troops From Border-Dispute Zone”

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As N. Korea Threats Loom Large, Cambodia Joins Asean Seeking Scaling Down of Hostilities

As U.S. President Donald Trump issued a threat of war against North Korea, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon this week said that Asean countries had sent a “strong message” to the reclusive state expressing “grave concerns” over its nuclear weapons program. Continue reading “As N. Korea Threats Loom Large, Cambodia Joins Asean Seeking Scaling Down of Hostilities”

In Siem Reap, Villagers Hope for Cheaper Electricity

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The electricity grid is seen on a road in Siem Reap, Cambodia, July 10, 2017. (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer)

Like many villagers in Siem Reap, Khun Ma seeks shade in his home to avoid the mid-afternoon heat. The 32-year-old tuk tuk driver cannot afford the high rates charged by private electricity companies in the city. Continue reading “In Siem Reap, Villagers Hope for Cheaper Electricity”