Friday News Roundup

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.

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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.

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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.

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From WBUR
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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