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 Why Khmer people love Dr. Beat Richner

The latest news this week that Dr. Beat Richner of Kanthea Bopha hospital is “seriously ill” sends a shock wave to many Cambodian people. Why a lot of Khmer people respect and love this Dr. Beat Richner? There is a growing number of reviews on his Facebook Page. More than one thousand people have rated [...]

 Movie Moments: an Exploration of Film Through the Ages

When people talk about their favorite film, they’re likely to point out a moment or scene that was especially memorable, says French photographer Christian Milovanoff, explaining the inspiration behind a project he started on Facebook. Each week, he posted a movie moment, which he selected from his extensive library of films made around the world [...]

 Officers to Be Rewarded for Drug Busts of Over 1 Kilogram

Officers involved in drug seizures of 1 kilogram or more will earn a $10,000 bonus as part of the government’s new financial incentives for officials who break up drug rings, Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced on Wednesday. Speaking on the second day of a two-day National Authority for Combating Drugs conference in Phnom Penh, Mr. [...]

 Twenty Years Later, Remembering a Grenade Attack That Killed 17

Alain Gascuel, the editor of French-language journal Cambodge Nouveau, was perusing the paintings at shop-front galleries across from the National Museum in Phnom Penh on a Sunday morning when he heard the first explosion. His camera was at home, but his motorbike was parked outside and he headed straight to the scene—or at least tried [...]

 UN Says Party Law Contravenes International Law, Calls for Overhaul

Breaking its silence on the government’s controversial am­endments to Cambodia’s Law on Political Parties, the U.N.’s human rights office this week said the changes breached several of the country’s obligations under international law—maybe even its own Constitution—and recommended a thorough overhaul. “Several articles of the present law conflict with international standards on the rights to [...]