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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Thai unrest hits Cambodia tourism

Cambodia's tourism industry, which for years has seen double-digit growth, is now showing signs of slowing down as Thai visitors to the kingdom decline, according to the latest government data.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Art show hands the paintbox to underprivileged children

When Phnom Penh centre for underprivileged children Aziza's Place asked 22 of their young students to paint a picture, they weren't sure what to expect.

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Stuff.co.nz

A family trip to Cambodia is built for adventure

It's one of those questions parents avoid if they can, but my seven-year-old son has been reading over my shoulder as I study a book for our trip to Cambodia.

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The Age

ANZ says no to evicted Cambodian farmers

ANZ has ruled out helping hundreds of poor Cambodian families forcibly evicted from their land to make way for sugar-cane plantations that involved child labour and led to food shortages.

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Pnompenh Post

New airline gets closer to launch

Cambodia Bayon Airlines will soon import two Modern Ark 60 aircrafts from the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China , with plans to begin domestic flights before the end of the year, a company representative said yesterday.

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Thanh Nein News

Vietnam PM asks Cambodia to discourage anti-Vietnamese nationalism

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Heng Samrin, president of the Cambodian National Assembly, in Hanoi on August 18. Photo credit: VNA Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked the Cambodian government on Monday to discourage the kind of anti-Vietnamese nationalism that led to this month's illegal demonstration and flag burning incident.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Pnompenh Post

The buck stops elsewhere

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday sought to distance himself from the land dispute epidemic plaguing Cambodia, professing complete ignorance of many of the cases and placing the onus primarily on provincial-level officials.

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The New Zealand Herald

Tuesday, August 26

1883 - The volcano Krakatoa erupts on the island Krakatau, near Indonesia, creating tsunami waves that killed more than 36,000 people.

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Pnompenh Post

Academic conference aims to encourage original research

Will offshore oil drilling make Cambodia the "next Nigeria"? What will the economic ramifications be of Asean economic integration? Nine students presented a diverse range of research findings at Zaman International School to promote a "culture of research" in the Kingdom.

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Pnompenh Post

More are charged over park protest

Two more opposition supporters have been summonsed to appear in court for questioning over their alleged involvement in a violent protest near Freedom Park, a move that threatens to further destabilise relations with the ruling party mere weeks after an agreement was reached to end a historic boycott of parliament.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Across Asia's borders, labor activists team up to press wage claims

JAKARTA/PHNOM PENH - Labor leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighboring countries.

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The Straits Times

Across Asia's borders, labour activists are teaming up to press wage claims

A garment worker holds a placard reading "Monthly minimum wage $160" during a protest in central Phnom Penh in this December 31, 2013 file photo.

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National Public Radio

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

Many of the old images in Bochan Huy's "Chnam Oun 16" music video are haunting - fleeting, grainy footage of workers in rural Cambodian labor camps and Phnom Penh's crumbling shops and streets, emptied of life.

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WNYC-AM New York

The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

Many of the old images in Bochan Huy's "Chnam Oun 16" music video are haunting - fleeting, grainy footage of workers in rural Cambodian labor camps and Phnom Penh's crumbling shops and streets, emptied of life.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Street style at: Aeon

For our regular street style feature, we go out and ask young Cambodians what fashion means to them and how they choose their look.

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South China Morning Post

A life sentence: Cambodia's acid-attack victims face an agonising future

Gruesomely disfigured, shunned by society and often penniless, victims deal with the harsh realities caused by a malicious attack, writes Tibor Krausz.

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Pnompenh Post

Cambodian Brits? Yes, they do exist

Filmmaker Hong Khaou is Chinese-Cambodian, but he doesn't remember life in the Kingdom.

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Pnompenh Post

Faded glory: The many lives of a Kampot palace

Originally built as a retreat for the French colonial elite, the Bokor Palace Hotel eventually became the site of forced labour and Khmer Rouge massacres On the morning of January 6, 1962, the staircase leading up to Bokor Palace Hotel was strewn with ribbons in anticipation of a grand opening party.

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Pnompenh Post

Gears in motion for refugee deal

An Australian government official taking charge of a controversial refugee resettlement scheme with Cambodia expected to be signed imminently has arrived in Phnom Penh to take up his position.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Elvin Ng, Tay Ping Hui, Jeanette Aw get warm welcome in Cambodia

Singaporean stars Elvin Ng, Tay Ping Hui and actress Jeanette Aw received a warm welcome from their fans at a publicity event for their drama World At Your Feet in Cambodia on Thursday .

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