Cambodia

Country Cambodia
Capital Phnom Penh
Continent Asia(Southeast Asia)
Currency Riel(KHR)
Languages Khmer

Phnom Penh

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Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863 and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a five-year struggle, Communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. At least 1.5 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation during the Khmer Rouge regime under POL POT. A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off almost 13 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a ceasefire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government. Factional fighting in 1997 ended the first coalition government, but a second round of national elections in 1998 led to the formation of another coalition government and renewed political stability. The remaining elements of the Khmer Rouge surrendered in early 1999. Some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity by a hybrid UN-Cambodian tribunal supported by international assistance. Elections in July 2003 were relatively peaceful, but it took one year of negotiations between contending political parties before a coalition government was formed. In October 2004, King Norodom SIHANOUK abdicated the throne and his son, Prince Norodom SIHAMONI, was selected to succeed him. Local elections were held in Cambodia in April 2007, with little of the pre-election violence that preceded prior elections. National elections in July 2008 were relatively peaceful.

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Cambodia marks anniversaries of listing 2 archeological sites on ...
Xinhua
PHNOM PENH, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Sunday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inclusion of the Preah Vihear Temple and the first anniversary of ...
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Cambodia's 'dirty dozen' have no place in Australia
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Cambodia in a flash - The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Cambodia in a flash
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I raise my lens, my camera gently pressed against my face, my eye locked into my viewfinder. The world disappears around me. All that matters is my subject. I step closer, lower to my knees, adjust my exposure, and forget to breathe. I press down on my ...



Threats and corruption: Behind the scenes of Cambodia's election crackdown - Aljazeera.com (blog)

Aljazeera.com (blog)

Threats and corruption: Behind the scenes of Cambodia's election crackdown
Aljazeera.com (blog)
Cambodia ranks as one of the world's most corrupt countries - but after an extensive forensic investigation, Al Jazeera found that corruption stretches far beyond the country's borders, all the way to Australia. In 2016, the anti-corruption NGO, Global ...



Cambodia trip opens eyes of Excelsior students - Times Herald-Record

Times Herald-Record

Cambodia trip opens eyes of Excelsior students
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CITY OF NEWBURGH They visited a memorial to one of history's greatest atrocities and a prison where innocent people were tortured and killed. But they also met survivors, and the children and grandchildren of survivors; visited the 10th-century ...



Interview: China major contributor to Cambodia's agricultural development: Cambodian minister - Xinhua

Interview: China major contributor to Cambodia's agricultural development: Cambodian minister
Xinhua
by Nguon Sovan, Mao Pengfei. PHNOM PENH, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China has played a key role in helping develop agriculture in Cambodia, Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said. The minister said in an interview with ...



Cambodian trial of Aust film maker delayed - Ballarat Courier

Ballarat Courier

Cambodian trial of Aust film maker delayed
Ballarat Courier
"I now realise that my statements I have made in the press and other media are disruptive and ill-informed. These statements were made from a place of foreign naivety and ignorance about the complexities and difficulties of governing Cambodia," he wrote.

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Why Japan is supporting Cambodia's election | The Interpreter - The Interpreter

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Why Japan is supporting Cambodia's election | The Interpreter
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Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the upcoming Cambodian general election on 29 July amid growing pressure by its citizens, civil society ...
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Cambodia: EU mission assesses human rights and labour situation - EU News

Cambodia: EU mission assesses human rights and labour situation
EU News
A delegation of the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) visited Cambodia from 5 to 11 July 2018 to evaluate the situation on the ground following recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments in the ...



Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party - Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Military, Police Campaigning for Ruling Party
Human Rights Watch
Senior members of the security forces have endorsed Prime Minister Hun Sen and the CPP at numerous public rallies and other events throughout Cambodia. Article 9 of the Law on the General Status of Military Personnel of the Royal Cambodian Armed ...
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NGOS, Unions Urge Intervention in Cambodia's Political Crisis Amid ...Radio Free Asia
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