From Tribune News Service
The American dream is alive for children of Cambodian refugees in California as they seek to break free from shackles of the past
Anaheim Street in Long Beach is home to the largest Cambodian population outside Cambodia. Its first-generation residents were just happy to escape the Khmer Rouge’s Killing Fields, but its second generation have other ambitions.
From The Nation (US)
Fake News and the Death of Democracy in Cambodia
Forget tanks and rifles. Like other autocrats, Cambodia’s Hun Sen uses fake news to justify oppression.
From Huffington Post
Cambodia Contradictions and Samdech Hun Sen
Phnom Penh — On the way to breakfast the other day, I met a man from Battambang, the provincial capital of Cambodia’s northwest province bordering Thailand.
From Asia Times
Hun Sen bids to buy a no-contest election
Cambodia’s leader is delivering cash handouts and making populist pledges to win supporters of the dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.
Political observers said Hun Sen has effectively been campaigning for the 2018 election for some time already
PHNOM PENH — Prime Minister Hun Sen last week said he expects his ruling Cambodian People’s Party to win handsomely at the general election in 2018 following the dissolution of the opposition party.
Sweden stops some new aid for Cambodia in protest over crackdown
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Sweden said on Tuesday it was stopping new aid for Cambodia, except in education and research, and would no longer support a reform programme after the main opposition party was outlawed by the Supreme Court at the government’s request.
International Donors Pulling Support For Cambodia After Opposition Party Ban
International donors are ending aid to Cambodia or ramping up threats to do so after Prime Minister Hun Sen defended a crackdown that critics say has damaged the country’s fragile democracy and thrown the legitimacy of an upcoming ballot into question.
Cambodia’s Main Food Source is Slowly Dying
Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, which lies in the center of the country, is home to hundreds of species of fish that provide the Southeast Asian nation with up to 60 percent of its protein. But the lake’s rich fishery is at risk because of overfishing, pollution and hydroelectric dams. VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports.
From Nikkei Asian Review
Execs signal confidence as opposition dissolved, but unrest simmers
Cambodian business world shrugs off political crackdown.