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Cambodia's relocation of people from UNESCO site raises concerns

Apr. 11, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

RUN TA EK, Cambodia (AP) — It's been more than a year since Yem Srey Pin moved with her family from the village where she was born on Cambodia's Angkor UNESCO World Heritage site to Run Ta Ek, a dusty new settlement about 25 kilometers (15 miles) away. A tattered Cambodian flag...

Cruelty for clicks: Cambodia is investigating YouTubers' abuse of monkeys at the Angkor UNESCO site

Apr. 09, 2024 13:32 PM EDT

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — A baby monkey struggles and squirms as it tries to escape the man holding it by the neck over a concrete cistern, repeatedly dousing it with water. In another video clip, a person plays with the genitals of a juvenile male macaque sitting on a limestone...

AP PHOTOS: Cambodian villagers hold rare oxcart race, seeking to revive a centuries-old tradition

Apr. 09, 2024 01:01 AM EDT

ROMDUOL VILLAGE, Cambodia (AP) — Hundreds of Cambodian villagers held a rare oxcart race on Sunday, trying to revive a centuries-old tradition as they celebrated the arrival of the lunar new year. Under a hot sun and amid clouds of dust, they gathered in Romduol village in Kampong...

45 injured in northwest Cambodia as train hits bus at crossing without barrier

Mar. 29, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Forty-five people were injured, five of them critically, when a train crashed into the side of a bus at a rail crossing in northwestern Cambodia Friday, police said. Gen. Sar Theng, the police chief for Pursat province, said the crash in Krakor district...

Cambodia's prime minister sounds a sour note on trucks' musical horns

Mar. 19, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet has ordered a ban on musical horns, after videos posted on social media showed people dancing on roads and roadsides as passing trucks blasted rhythmic little tunes. Hun Manet, who last year took over the wheel of...

AP PHOTOS: Collecting sap to make palm sugar is an arduous, and less appealing, job for Cambodians

Mar. 16, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chin Choeun spends nearly 12 hours a day collecting sap from palm trees that he and his wife turn into palm sugar. The 54-year-old boasts of being one of Cambodia's most skilful palm tree climbers, having learned the skill from his father. But after 36...

US diplomat criticizes China for using coercion and intimidation as it presses maritime claims

Mar. 07, 2024 04:14 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The top American diplomat for East Asia and the Pacific criticized China on Thursday for using intimidation tactics against other countries in the region to press its sweeping maritime claims in the South China Sea. Speaking to reporters after returning to the United...

Cambodia defends family relocations around the famous Angkor Wat temple complex

Mar. 04, 2024 05:44 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Cambodia is rejecting allegations it violated international law by evicting people living around its famous Angkor Wat temple complex, saying in a report to UNESCO released Monday that it was only relocating squatters and not residents of more than 100 traditional villages. ...

Cambodia's pioneering post-Khmer Rouge era Phnom Penh Post newspaper will stop print publication

Mar. 01, 2024 17:46 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Phnom Penh Post, a newspaper founded in 1992 as Cambodia sought to re-establish stability and democracy after decades of war and unrest, said Friday that it will stop publishing in print this month, the latest blow to the country's dwindling independent media. ...

Cambodia's ruling party wins Senate election, paving the way for Hun Sen to act as its president

Feb. 26, 2024 20:04 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party has won an expected landslide victory in the election for the country’s Senate, the National Election Committee has confirmed. The committee on Monday began releasing results by constituency, after earlier...