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From Radio Free Asia
Cambodia Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Calls on Court to Drop ‘Treason’ Charges
The head of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) requested that a court in the country’s capital drop all charges against him during a hearing Thursday in which he was questioned over allegations he colluded with the U.S. in a bid to topple the government.


From Channel NewsAsia
Fortified by family and China cash, Cambodia’s Hun Sen digs in
Phnom Penh: Secured by family and party ties, Chinese cash and his own ruthless political instincts, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a wrecking ball to the kingdom’s fragile democracy in a campaign to extend his 32-year rule.


From NBC News
Expecting ‘largest groups’ of U.S. deportees ever, Cambodia aid org expands services
A Cambodia-based nongovernmental organization that aids deported Cambodian Americans is preparing to accommodate an influx of new deportees expected in the coming weeks.


In Wake Of Cambodia’s Genocide, Survivors Create Art To Honor Their History And Heal
A nine-part score weaves together multimedia art, music and movement. It includes a traditional Cambodian ensemble, a choir and a Western string orchestra. The setting? A countryside funeral during Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime.

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