Photo by: Pha Lina

Disabled vets petition PM for land

By: Chhay Channyda in Phnom Penh Post, July 13, 2010

A group of protesters, many of them disabled, gathers near Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom Penh home yesterday in a bid to resolve a dispute over land in Kratie province. The veterans defied both inclement weather and official warnings to disperse.

Images of Hope and Resilience for the Khmer People

By: Shahrzad Noorbaloochi in Epoch Times, July 12, 2010

Ramani is co-founder and director of Access to Justice Asia (AJA), a non-profit, non-funded organization that seeks to give voice to Asia’s “forgotten survivors.” AJA uses art-based community development to help communities tell their stories through their own voices. Their latest project—the Justice, Art, and Memory project—takes on the plight of the Khmer Kraom community, a community devastated by the Khmer Rouge, one that is all but forgotten. Through the medium of documentary photography, the group’s team of photographers hopes to “offer these communities a different way of perceiving themselves.”

Cambodian government and unions agree wage increase; strikes could still be on

By: Libcom.org, July 9, 2010

Cambodia’s government and several unions agreed on Thursday to a 9-percent minimum wage rise for garment workers but the industry’s biggest unions said demands were not met and a strike was still possible.

Mu Sochua

Cambodian Activist Chooses Jail in Standoff with Prime Minister

By: Kate Woodsome in Voice of America, July 9, 2010

To be a critic of the Cambodian government is difficult and, sometimes, dangerous work. But to be a female activist is even more challenging in the male-dominated society. Mu Sochua, an opposition party parliamentarian, is one of the country’s most powerful women. She is now counting down the days until her arrest on charges of defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodia questioned as peace exercise host

By: United Press International, July 8, 2010

A human rights group Thursday criticized the U.S. choice of a Cambodian military unit with a record of human rights abuses to host a peacekeeping exercise. Human Rights Watch announced in New York the choice undermines the commitment of the United States to promote human rights in Cambodia.

Cambodian Sun bears arrive at Edinburgh Zoo

By: BBC News, July 7, 2010

Two Malaysian sun bears are the latest arrivals to go on display at Edinburgh Zoo, having flown 6,000 miles from Cambodia. The brothers, named Rotana and Somnang, are thought to be aged about seven. The pair were rescued in 2004 by Free the Bears Fund from a private owner who kept them in a tiny cage and will stay in the city as part of a long-term breeding loan. They get their name from the white or yellowish crescent on their chest.

Photo by: Pha Lina

Lawyers for Sam Rainsy walk out

By: Meas Sokchea in Phnom Penh Post, July 7, 2010

THE Court of Appeal yesterday postponed a hearing for opposition leader Sam Rainsy and two villagers from Svay Rieng province yesterday after defence lawyers walked out of the courtroom. Lawyer Sam Sokong said that his clients – Meas Srey and Prum Chea – should have been allowed to make the trip to Phnom Penh, and that their case could not proceed fairly if they were denied the right to testify.

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