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· January, 2009

Stories about Cambodia from January, 2009

Cambodia: Internet censorship targets artists

The Cambodian Ministry of Women's Affairs has threatened to block a Web site that contains artistic illustrations of bare-breasted Apsara dancers and a Khmer Rouge soldier. This censorship targets Cambodian...

Cambodia: Demolition of Dey Krahorm Community

A community in Phnom Penh was demolished last Saturday. Aside from the violence, the demolition attracted attention because it was “one of the biggest urban redevelopment stories in the capital...

Southeast Asia: Ship of dreams and friendship

Take a luxury cruise liner, fill it with some 300 vibrant youths from Southeast Asia and Japan, stir in cultural agenda and social interactions. The result: a strong bond and...

Cambodia plans to regulate internet and blogging

Cambodia’s Ministry of Information is drafting a law that will extend the current print media regulations to other forms of media, including the internet. Some bloggers and media groups are...

Cambodia: Liberation Day or Invasion Day?

The Cambodian government commemorated the 30th year of the downfall of the Khmer Rouge regime. But opinion is divided whether this day should be celebrated as Liberation Day or Invasion...

Cambodian leader's collection of doctorate degrees

The Son of the Empire comments that the numerous Honorary PhDs given to Cambodian leader Hun Sen are unnecessary: “Hun Sen doesn’t need such many fake Honorary Doctorate Degrees to...

Cambodia: “Victory over Genocide”

Cambodia celebrates the 30th year of the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. The theme for this year’s anniversary is “Victory over Genocide.” But Modern Progressive Khmer insists Cambodia was...

Cambodia's first rock opera banned

Cambodia's first rock opera was banned after monks have convinced authorities that it insults Buddhism.

Cambodia: Shining star of Indochina in the 1960s

When Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia in the 1960s, he made this remark to his host: “I hope, one day, my city will look like this”.

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