Cambodia

Vestiges of a Friendship Between North Korea and Cambodia

With its white walls shimmering under the tropical sun and its yellow roof pointing towards the sky, the Angkor Panorama Museum could be an awkward shopping mall stranded on the outskirts of Siem Reap, the prov...

Cambodia’s Stateless Vietnamese

Up to 750,000 Vietnamese people are believed to be living in Cambodia, about 5 percent of the country's population, but no one knows for sure. They are almost universally stateless. Few qualify for Cambodia...

Southeast Asia’s Rivers Run Dry

The dry months before the monsoon rains arrive are often tough for Cambodian fishermen and farmers. But with rivers drying up and drinking water running out, conditions have rarely been as bad as they are now. ...

Khmer Rouge vs. Islamic State (IS) – which is more evil?

Two days ago, an elderly Cambodian father told the Khmer Rouge tribunal here – yes, it is still in existence – of how his son from the boy’s Vietnamese mother had been thrown in the air, then fatally impaled on...
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UN Credibility on Trial in Cambodia

The United Nations faces a credibility test. For more than a decade, it has supported the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, or ECCC, a hybrid tribunal with national and international sides cre...
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Former Official Recalls Cambodian Collapse

On April 10, John Gunther Dean, the US ambassador to Cambodia at the fall of Phnom Penh, gave a startling interview to Denis D. Gray of the Associated Press, in which Dean accused the US of abandoning the cou...
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Cambodia’s Preah Vihear: Development Still on Hold

Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical. Though not too many have made the trek yet, they do have opinions.  “I hear it is...
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Malaria Parasite Feared to be Mutating

As was probably inevitable, the parasites carried by mosquitos in Southeast Asia are mutating genetically to become resistant to the most popular drug used to combat malaria, according to a study in the New Eng...
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Western Fashions Still Run on Exploited Asian Labor

Vietnam’s foreign factory burnings gripped the news headlines last week as a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment was sparked by a Chinese drilling rig’s encroachment in the South China Seas, but it can’t be hard to ...
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Concern rises Over Drug-resistant Malaria in SE Asia

Despite intensive efforts to stem the spread of malaria across Southeast Asia, concerns are rising that new strains of the malady are resistant to the drugs developed to fight it. “The emergence of resistanc...