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Cambodian local election results offer hope to opposition.

Final results of Cambodia's local elections this month confirm the dominance of Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party, but a strong showing by the opposition saw its prospects boosted for next year's general election.

- FOX News - US

Cambodia ruling party big winner in local elections.

Cambodia's ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen won over two-thirds of the commune chief posts in this month's nationwide local elections, according to official results released Sunday by the National Election Committee .

- BangkokPost - TH

What will become of Cambodia’s endangered tuk-tuk drivers?.

For the past 20 years, Poch Naht has parked his tuk-tuk in the same spot on Phnom Penh’s bustling Sothearos Boulevard. He spends his days waiting to take passengers around the city, earning between US$5-US$10 a day, which he uses to support his wife and three children. “You can say it’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial.

As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Women on the Frontlines of Cambodia Land Fight.

Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh’s largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets: put women on the frontline to show a “gentle” face and prevent violence. But it was wishful thinking. The women of Boeung Kak Lake, once home to a ...

- Voice of America - US

Reuters Video: It's edible tarantula season in Cambodia.

It's the edible tarantula high season for street vendors, tourists and locals in CambIodia. ― Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia in 3 minutes: lizard penises for India’s lucky charm seekers, coffins for Cambodian leader’s rivals.

Cambodian leader warns his election opponents to ‘prepare the coffins’ Cambodia’s strongman premier told his critics and political opponents they faced elimination and should “prepare coffins”, an escalation in rhetoric even for a man known for bellicose speeches. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Khmer Rouge Trial, Perhaps the Last, Nears End in Cambodia.

A verdict in the genocide prosecution of Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, the last surviving leaders of a movement that killed 1.7 million people, could take months.

- International NY Times - US

‘I’m not a murderer’: top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial.

One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia’s ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of “murderer” in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial. The Khmer Rouge’s former head of state, 85-year-old Khieu Samphan, spoke angrily to the Phnom ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam.

PHNOM PENH -- A leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge denied on Friday that he and his colleagues were responsible for the death of an estimated 1.7 million people during their 1975-79 rule, saying their sworn enemy Vietnam invented the idea of genocide as propaganda.

- BangkokPost - TH

Khmer Rouge Leader Denies Responsibility for Atrocities.

One of the two surviving leaders of Cambodia's infamous Khmer Rouge has denied he had anything to do with the group's atrocities.  Former president Khieu Samphan, who is 85, delivered his final statement Friday to the U.N.-backed tribunal in Cambodia.  He is charged with crimes against humanity and genocide. "The term ...

- Voice of America - US

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jun 23 - One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of “murderer” in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial. The Khmer Rouge's former head of state, 85-year-old Khieu Samphan, spoke ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Cambodia: Former Khmer Rouge leader refutes genocide charges, 'murderer' label

Khieu Samphan, the former leader of the ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied charges of genocide and rejected the being labelled a "murderer" during the closing of a UN-backed trial. The post Cambodia: Former Khmer Rouge leader refutes genocide charges, 'murderer' label appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

The former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime has rejected the charges of genocide and other crimes against him, saying they were concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

- FOX News - US

Former Khmer Rouge leader denies role in Cambodian genocide

Khieu Samphan, a former Khmer Rouge leader, denied accusations that his former government was involved in the mass genocide in Cambodia. He and another senior cadre, Noun Chea, already received life sentences.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-aided trial

One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected being labelled a 'murderer' in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial.

- GMA News - PH

Hungry? Have a Cambodian fried tarantula

PHNOM PENH -- The shiny, hairy creatures might make some people run a mile but in the humid jungle of Kampong Thom province, north of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, tarantula hunting is all in a day's work.

- BangkokPost - TH

On the trail with Cambodia's tarantula hunters

PHNOM PENH - The shiny, hairy creatures might make some people run a mile but in the humid jungle of Kampong Thom province, north of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, tarantula hunting is all in a day's work.

- Reuters - US

Egypt celebrates International Yoga Day

Cairo, June 22 Hundreds of people turned up in the Egyptian capital to celebrate the third International Yoga Day on Wednesday, an official statement said here. The event was organised in the lawns of the iconic Baron Palais Hindou, a structure which was inspired by the Hindu temple of Angkor-Wat in Cambodia. India's ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Cambodia’s Hun Sen warns opponents to ‘prepare coffins’ ahead of elections

Cambodia’s strongman premier on Wednesday told his critics and political opponents they faced elimination and should “prepare coffins”, an escalation in rhetoric even for a man known for bellicose speeches. Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled the impoverished nation for 32 years, making him one of the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Scientists at work: bridging the divide between development and conservation in Cambodia

© Harriet Ibbett, Author providedGentle groans of cattle gradually woke me from my slumber. It had been another hot, humid night spent shuffling to sleep on wooden slats – my three research assistants had adopted hammocks, but I simply couldn't stand being surrounded by polyester in 35°C. Even at 4am, it was just too ...

- The Conversation - UK

20 years on, Hong Kong enjoys robust growth, people's livelihood improved: Cambodian experts

SINCE its return to China 20 years ago, Hong Kong has been enjoying rapid economic development and people's livelihood has been improved, Cambodian government official and experts said. On July 1, 1997, the Chinese government resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and Hong Kong returned to the embrace of the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Open thread for night owls: Excerpts from the July edition of Harper's Index

Here are some excerpts from the latest edition of the Harper's Index: Amount of Vietnam War–era loan repayments that the United States is demanding from Cambodia:  $506,400,000 Estimated number of Cambodian civilians killed by U.S. bombs during the war: 100,000 Amount a U.N.-backed tribunal has spent prosecuting ...

- Daily Kos - US

Stop Hyping Up Sam Rainsy's Return to Cambodia

It is not clear what good the opposition figure's reentry would do for him, his party, or his country.

- The Diplomat - US

Juiknia - Cambodian stories of migration and hope

Juiknia, Open Hearts, Open Doors - Oxfam in Cambodia Juiknia - Cambodian stories of migration and hope17 June 2017Unless the current millions of refugees and migrants are greeted with the same open arms that welcomed Cambodians decades ago, we will only face a further crisis, instability, and division. Join us, share your ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Cambodian eatery offers 'Pol Pot' rice porridge

PHNOM PENH - A Cambodian food stall began on Monday serving a thin, watery rice porridge that almost everyone had to eat during the 1970s rule of the Khmer Rouge, who were responsible for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century.

- BangkokPost - TH

Saving Bunong, a Vulnerable Language in Cambodia

Sylvain Vogel, a native of France, grew up in Alsace-Lorraine speaking French and German. Since then, he’s acquired fluency in English, Portuguese, Farsi, Pashto and Khmer, the language spoken by the majority of people in his adopted country, Cambodia. Vogel has spent most of the past 25 years studying, researching and ...

- Voice of America - US

Surrogacy remains lucrative for Cambodia's poorest despite ban

Last year, a broker appeared outside the 60-year-old's house in Cambodia's southern Takeo province and offered her daughter $10,000 to be a surrogate mother for a wealthy foreign couple

- Daily Monitor - UG

‘A factory to produce babies for sale’: surrogacy remains a lure for Cambodia’s poorest despite ban

Peeling a mango inside her rickety wooden shack, Chhum Long explained how her daughter’s decision to nurture a Western couple’s baby in her womb helped her family buy two desperately needed items: a metal roof and a motorbike. Last year a broker appeared outside the 60-year-old’s house in Cambodia’s ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cambodia: Commune Elections Not Free or Fair

Expand Cambodia's Prime Minister and president of Cambodian People's Party Hun Sen looks at the ballot box after casting his vote during local elections in Kandal province, Cambodia June 4, 2017. – Local elections in Cambodia on June 4, 2017, took place in a threatening environment hostile to free speech and genuine ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Hun Sen Scores Victory in Cambodia's Commune Elections

Preliminary results indicate an outcome that is boost for the ruling party and a blow to an embattled opposition.

- The Diplomat - US

After the Commune Elections in Cambodia: What's Next?

Can the CNRP reward voters' trust?

- The Diplomat - US

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