17 Years On, No Suspects in Deadly Grenade Attack
(31-03-2014 by VOA)In 17 years, Cambodian authorities have failed to find a single suspect in a grenade attack on an opposition rally that killed 16 people and wounded more than 100 others. Opposition leader Sam Rainy and supporters of the Cambodia National Rescue Party marked the anniversary of the attack on Sunday, holding a Buddhist ceremony at the site of the attack, in a park in Phnom Penh, where a small memorial marks the site of the attack.
Cambodia's Floating Villages Face Uncertain Future
(28-03-2014 by VOA)Cambodia's floating villages have adapted to the ebb and flow of Southeast Asia's largest lake for generation, but modernization and a scarcity of fish are now threatening their traditional way of life.
Bail Denied for 21 Labor Activists
(24-03-2014 by VOA)The Court of Appeals on Monday denied the release of 21 labor activists who have been detained since brutal demonstration crackdowns in January. The defendants had sought release on bail, with several claiming serious injuries from police beatings during the crackdown. A wife of one of the defendants burst into tears as she heard the decision. Critics say the 21 are being held without bail as a tactic to intimidate other would-be protesters.
Evictees Doubtful on Promises for a Court Hearing
(19-03-2014 by VOA)Phnom Penh Municipal Court says it will open a case filed by ousted residents of a Phnom Penh community within the next three weeks. But residents of the Borei Keila neighborhood, who were evicted from their homes to make way for a new development in the city, say they have little faith the court will find them recourse.
(10-03-2014 by VOA)សហជីពទាំង១៨ រួមមានសម្ព័ន្ធសហជីពប្រជាធិបតេយ្យកម្មករកាត់ដេរកម្ពុជា ហៅកាត់ថា ស៊ីខាវឌូ (CCAWDU) សហជីពសេរីកម្មករនៃព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា សម្ព័ន្ធសហជីពចលនាកម្មករ សហជីពមិត្តភាពកម្មករ សហភាពសហជីពកម្ពុជា និងសហព័ន្ធសហជីពជាតិវាយនភ័ណ្ឌកាត់ដេរកម្ពុជាជាដើម គ្រោងនឹងបើកវេទិកាសាធារណៈដែលមានកម្មករចូលរួមប្រមាណ១ម៉ឺននាក់។
Riot Police Block Protest Over Labor Detainees
(04-03-2014 by VOA)Security forces broke up a peaceful gathering in Phnom Penh on Monday, as protesters continued to demand the release of 21 detainees arrested in violent labor protests in January. Riot police blocked some 100 protesters from reaching the Supreme Court, confiscating amplifiers and drums in a tense confrontation that left at least two women injured.
(28-02-2014 by VOA)លោកសម រង្ស៊ី ប្រធានគណបក្សសង្គ្រោះជាតិ នៅថ្ងៃអង្គារនេះ បានប្រកាសទាមទារឲ្យដោះលែងលោកវន់ ពៅ និងសកម្មជនសហជីព សកម្មជនដីធ្លីចំនួន២១នាក់ចេញពីមន្ទីរឃុំឃាំងដោយគ្មានលក្ខខណ្ឌ ដើម្បីសម្រួលឲ្យបរិយាកាសនៃការចរចារវាងគណបក្សគូជម្លោះទាំងពីរបានប្រព្រឹត្តទៅដោយគ្មានការគំរាមកំហែង។
Health Workers Protest Against Sale of Hospital Building
(25-02-2014 by VOA)Nearly 100 medical workers demonstrated outside their hospital in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, saying their existing building was sold by the government. For years, state institutions have been selling their buildings within the capital and moving to cheaper land outside the city. But health workers say the sale of the current hospital building was an act of corruption.
Prince Ranariddh To Form New Royal Political Party
(24-02-2014 by VOA)Prince Norodom Ranarridh, once Prime Minister Hun Sen's biggest political rival, has formed a new party. In an interview at his home in Phnom Penh, the prince told VOA Khmer he decided the country needs a new party, because the two current leading parties cannot resolve their political differences. Prince Ranarridh is the son of the former king, Norodom Sihanouk, who played a major political role in Cambodia throughout his lifetime. "I want to mobilize nationalism, Sihanoukism, to join in my party and restore the royal family," the prince said