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18 Jul 2018 | 12:55 am

Cambodia's first contemporary dance company: 'we were blacklisted for not being Cambodian enough' - Southeast Asia Globe


Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodia's first contemporary dance company: 'we were blacklisted for not being Cambodian enough'
Southeast Asia Globe
... is new in Cambodia, where choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro is informally credited with developing the first contemporary Cambodian dance in 2000 – an interpretation of Shakespeare's Othello that referenced the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.

18 Jul 2018 | 12:11 am

Cementing the China-Cambodia relationship - Nikkei Asian Review


Nikkei Asian Review

Cementing the China-Cambodia relationship
Nikkei Asian Review
Lon Nol and forced Sihanouk to take refuge in Beijing, where he became the nominal head of a front that included the Khmer Rouge. When the Khmer Rouge took power in 1975 and established Pol Pot's Democratic Kampuchea regime, the plant was ...

17 Jul 2018 | 11:37 pm

Cambodians wary as Chinese investment transforms their country - Nikkei Asian Review


Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodians wary as Chinese investment transforms their country
Nikkei Asian Review
China overtook the U.S. as Cambodia's main trading partner in 2014, and there may be no going back. Ironically, Hun Sen's Vietnam/Soviet Union-backed regime spent the 1980s battling the China-backed Khmer Rouge based along the border with Thailand.

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17 Jul 2018 | 11:33 pm

Cambodian tax boss facing prison over claims he was Australian resident - SBS


SBS

Cambodian tax boss facing prison over claims he was Australian resident
SBS
Melbourne is home to a large community of Cambodian refugees who fled the genocidal Khmer Rouge communist regime in the late 1970s. Mr Kong was among them but returned to Cambodia after graduating from an accounting degree in 1993. He held ...

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17 Jul 2018 | 8:21 pm

'How bad was that?' As bad as can be - Toronto Star


Toronto Star

'How bad was that?' As bad as can be
Toronto Star
This is a country the U.S. secretly bombed, destabilizing it to the point that in 1975, the Khmer Rouge marched in and imposed a hideous “Year Zero” regime that killed millions by execution, torture, slavery and famine. Vietnam invaded to rescue ...

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17 Jul 2018 | 3:35 pm

How to Spend the Ultimate Eating Weekend in Oakland - GQ Magazine


GQ Magazine

How to Spend the Ultimate Eating Weekend in Oakland
GQ Magazine
For the perfect soundtrack for their lunch-and-dinner spot, owner Nite Yun and her boyfriend went down to the Cambodian Music Archive in Long Beach to get digital copies of 45-rpm records smuggled out of Khmer Rouge Cambodia. “The music was so ...

16 Jul 2018 | 12:32 pm

The hard choice facing Cambodia's opposition voters - The Cambodia Daily


The Cambodia Daily

The hard choice facing Cambodia's opposition voters
The Cambodia Daily
The Butcher is no stranger to the taste of fear. In 1978, as the collapsing Khmer Rouge regime launched raid after raid across the Vietnam border, he was press-ganged into the regime's ragtag army and sent to fight. When the Vietnamese army came ...

12 Jul 2018 | 6:32 pm

How the Marines Pulled Off an Impossible Rescue Mission in Cambodia - Daily Beast


Daily Beast

How the Marines Pulled Off an Impossible Rescue Mission in Cambodia
Daily Beast
The Khmer Rouge soldiers kept the merchant sailors on board but took the nonessential crew off the ship. The Khmer Rouge commander, Sa Mean, ordered the ship to the Cambodian port of Kompong Som. As the ship steamed through the Gulf of Thailand, ...

8 Jul 2018 | 9:12 pm

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Criticized Over Suspect Case's Dismissal - VOA Khmer


VOA Khmer

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Criticized Over Suspect Case's Dismissal
VOA Khmer
The Khmer Rouge tribunal has come under criticism for dismissing the case against Im Chaem, a former district chief in the Khmer Rouge regime. Judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the tribunal's official title, last ...

3 Jul 2018 | 11:31 am

Cambodia's golden age of rock revisited by bands putting their own spin on pre-Khmer Rouge classics - The Cambodia Daily


The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia's golden age of rock revisited by bands putting their own spin on pre-Khmer Rouge classics
The Cambodia Daily
Rock-folk fusion outfit Kampot Playboys are among several bands energising audiences with their own versions of popular rock classics from before the Khmer Rouge regime at their live shows in Cambodia. Read the full story: ...

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17 Jun 2018 | 9:02 pm

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