Latest posts by Chhunny Chhean from March, 2009
Cambodia: Evidence at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Former Khmer Rouge rebels doubt there will be sufficient evidence to convict the five leaders waiting to stand trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Because the events occurred 30 years ago, evidence and witnesses could be hard to come by.
Cambodia: Trial begins for Khmer Rouge leader
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia began the first public hearing of Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch. During the Khmer Rouge regime, Duch headed the infamous Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh where thousands died.
Cambodia: Rice politics
Rice is more than a staple of the Cambodian diet. It also implicates land rights, trade and international relations. Some Cambodians are frustrated over land leases to neighboring Vietnam. They are concerned the leases will evolve into ownership changes, resulting in a reduction of Cambodian territory.
Cambodia: Foreign aid continues during economic crisis
Reports of foreign aid to Cambodia continue despite the global economic crisis. CAAI News Media shares news that the United States will give Cambodia $21 million USD over four years in a program to alleviate poverty in rural parts of the country.
Cambodian Public Opinion Survey
A survey of Cambodian public opinion was conducted by the International Republican Institute from October-November 2008. The survey found that 82 percent of Cambodians see their country as moving in the right direction, 59 percent of Cambodians said border issues and demarcation as the most concern followed by the prices of goods, and 85 percent of respondents wanted to elect their own village chief rather than having one imposed by the government.