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Most People In Charge of Tuol Sleng (S-21) Prison Came From Kompong Thom

Posted by khmernews on June 26, 2007

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All the chiefs of Tuol Sleng prison or Bureau S-21 are said to come from Kompong Thom province except Som Mith Haor who came from the Special Zone. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Spokesman Is A Former ‘Tricycle Rider’

Posted by khmernews on June 26, 2007

Prior to the establishment of the hybrid Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Reach Sambath was only a reporter for Agency of French Press (AFP) and a journalism lecturer whose name was not known by many people besides some local and international journalists. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brother Enemy—Why Was It so?

Posted by khmernews on June 26, 2007

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Phnom Penh: Brother Enemy is the title of a chronicle which records the situation of the war in the conflicts amongst communist brothers including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Soviet. The writer also presents clear reasons to this brother enmity Read the rest of this entry »

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Must Justice be Seen to be Done? Public Scrutiny and Participation in the KRT

Posted by khmernews on June 21, 2007

Everyone is waiting for the drama of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (“KRT”) to begin. But what many people do not realize is that, in many ways, it has already begun. Read the rest of this entry »

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Over 10,000 People Died When The Khmer Rouge Evacuated them From Phnom Penh

Posted by khmernews on June 21, 2007

According to a research conducted by Historian Ben Kiernan, at least 10,600 people died on April 17-18, 1975 when the Khmer Rouge evacuated people from Phnom Penh. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chou Chet, Ta Mok’s Rival

Posted by khmernews on June 21, 2007

During the control of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia was divided into six zones: South-West Zone, Eastern Zone, North-East Zone, Northern Zone, North-West Zone, and ‘Special’ Zone. The Special Zone was the areas around Phnom Penh. This zone was particularly observed by Pol Pot, Ieng Sary and Son Sen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cambodia Ranked Low on Environmental Health

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By David McFadden
The Cambodia Daily
 
Cambodia ranked 110 on a list of 133 countries graded on environmental factors affecting health such as drinking water, sanitation and air quality, according to research conducted by Columbia and Yale universities in the US. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sex Discrimination discussed

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Kate Evans
The Phnom Penh Post

A joint delegation of government official and NGO representatives returned this week from New York, where they met with a United Nations committee to report on the country’s progress in reducing gender discrimination. Read the rest of this entry »

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Retirement not an option for many elderly

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Chheng Meng and Melinda Marshall
The Phnom Penh Post

Chan Sorn and her coconuts aren’t going any where. In fact, after 25 years of hawking coconuts, lotuses, incense sticks and betel leaf outside Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace 58-year-old Sorn has nothing to look forward to but more years of hard work. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rural Poor Flock to Cities

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Melinda Marshall
The Phnom Penh Post

 Money talks, as they say, and it talks loudest to those who have none. The illusory lure of an easy buck is calling to the rural poor, who are rallying to Cambodia’s urban centers in growing numbers, researchers and NGOs say. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cambodia’s Role in Women’s Rights Defended

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Samantha Melamed
The Cambodia Daily

Government and NGO representatives traveled to UN headquarters in New York last week to defend, for the first time, Cambodia’s compliance with an international convention against gender discrimination, officials said on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Against All Odds

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By The Phnom Penh Post

Any day now, the White House is expected to release the Reassessment List of countries ranked by their efforts of combat human trafficking. Read the rest of this entry »

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NGOs Transforming Health Care in Countryside

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Celia Dugger
The Cambodia Daily

REAB VILLAGE, Pea Reang district, Prey Veng province- Sovan Sna had been in labor all night long. By the 16th hour of contractions, she was in trouble. The baby, her first, was not coming out. And she was so exhausted and in such pain she could barely speak. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mental Health Support Crucial

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Dr Sotheara Chhim
Director of TPO Cambodia
Ellen Minotti, Director of SSC
The Phnom Penh Post

 We would like to respond to comments published in your article “Mental-health workers preparing for KR trial fallout” (Post, September 23, 2005). Read the rest of this entry »

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1,000 Children miss out on HIV treatment

Posted by khmernews on June 14, 2007

By Sam Rith
The Phnom Penh Post

Srey Nich runs into the small room she calls home and plonks into her mother’s lap. She’s mad that a neighbor has hit her for wandering around the rickety boards that link her stilt house to others above the luminous green slime of Boeung Kak lake. Read the rest of this entry »

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