Cambodia

Wanted Monk Says Sweden Granted Him Asylum

Wanted Monk Says Sweden Granted Him Asylum

Soeung Hai, a dissident former monk wanted for arrest by the government, said on Tuesday that he had been living in Sweden since February after the U.N.’s refugee agency helped him secure political asylum there. Yet the Swedish Embassy in Phnom Penh said it was not aware Mr. Hai was in Sweden, and a spokeswoman for the U.N.’s High Commissioner […]

Interview: ‘The important thing is the ideas. The ideas on how to manage the country.’

Interview: ‘The important thing is the ideas. The ideas on how to manage the country.’

Sam Rainsy, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) sat down with reporter Chun Chanboth of Radio Free Asia’s Khmer Service at RFA’s headquarters in Washington  to discuss the country’s upcoming general elections in 2018, the impact of social media – particularly Facebook – on Cambodia’s body politic and the nature of dictatorship and the individual. Rainsy has […]

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US Seeks To Continue Funding for Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Ambassador Says

US Seeks To Continue Funding for Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Ambassador Says

PHNOM PENH—The new US ambassador to Cambodia, William A. Heidt, says the US is currently looking at how much it can contribute to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. The UN-backed court has struggled financially, as it enters nearly a decade of operation. The US has been a major donor to the court, which has budgeted for nearly $60 million over the […]

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High Rate of Khmer Rouge Sexual Violence Among Ethnic Minorities

High Rate of Khmer Rouge Sexual Violence Among Ethnic Minorities

PHNOM PENH— Ethnic minorities experienced a high rate of sexual assault during the Khmer Rouge period, a new survey indicates. The survey, conducted by the Cambodian Defenders Project, found that some 60 percent of 105 surveyed respondents experienced some form of sexual violence under the Khmer Rouge. More than three quarters had witnessed a form of sexual violence, most often […]