New O’Cha Commune Chief Hopes to Combat Corruption

Sun Narin, VOA Khmer

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Sin Chanpeourozet, 31, is the newly elected O’Cha commune chief from the Cambodia National Rescue Party. (Courtesy photo of Facebook)

Hor Kheun is about to leave his position as head of O’Cha commune council after 15 years in the job.

Like many of his colleagues in the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, Kheun was defeated in the local elections on June 4 by a younger opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party candidate. Continue reading “New O’Cha Commune Chief Hopes to Combat Corruption”

In Bavet, Election Ushers in New Blood

By Sun Narin, VOA Khmer

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Phouk Prathna, 25, from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), will be the commune councilor for Bavet commune, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia, June 27, 2017. (Sun Narin/ VOA Khmer)

Phouk Prathna is one of the youngest local councilors elected to run a local authority in this month’s local elections.

At just 25 years old, the Cambodia National Rescue Party councilor for Bavet in Svay Rieng province, near the border with Vietnam, was one of four officials elected on a CNRP ticket here. Continue reading “In Bavet, Election Ushers in New Blood”

Cambodians Switch to Solar Panels as Electricity Infrastructure Falls Short

By Sun Narin, VOA Khmer

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A house in Bati commune is using solar power due to shortage of electricity, Svay Rieng province, Cambodia, June 17, 2017. (Sun Narin/VOA Khmer)

Almost 40 years after the upheaval of the Khmer Rouge regime, residents of Bati commune near the Cambodian border with Vietnam are still without electricity. Continue reading “Cambodians Switch to Solar Panels as Electricity Infrastructure Falls Short”

No justice without remembering

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Skulls at the killing field Choeung Ek near Phnom Penh, which is now a memorial.

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime collapsed in January 1979. It left deep marks, having claimed an estimated 1.7 million lives. Thirty-eight years later, people are still seeking justice. To learn from history and cope with the trauma, Cambodians need documentation, memorialisation and reparation. Continue reading “No justice without remembering”

Dispute Over Support for Iconic Khmer Rouge Site Prompts Funding Rethink

 The head of the Documentation Center of Cambodia has called on the Khmer Rouge tribunal to include one of the regime’s most iconic sites in its list of reparations.

Youk Chhang, director of DC-Cam, said in a letter to Marie Guiraud, a lawyer at the tribunal, that the Anlong Veng Peace Center Project should be supported with reparations money.

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Cambodia Deports Russian Businessman Sergei Polonsky

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Cambodia Police Arrest Russian Businessman Sergei Polonsky

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