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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    At 75, even jail can't keep Mommy from Cambodia's land-rights fight

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... the current elite simply aims to control resources from forest to farmland, activists and NGOs claim. Some 770,000 Cambodians, or 6 per cent of the population, have fallen victim to eviction since ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - CAMBODIA

    Book review: Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 11:11pm by David Eimer

    ... improved significantly. The streets of the capital, Phnom Penh, may be jammed with new cars, but one-third of the population still lacks access to clean water. Land grabs have seen 10 per cent ... could have made more of the 2013 elections, which saw dramatic gains for the opposition as the youthful population- one in three Cambodians are under 30- expressed their dissatisfaction with Hun ...

  3. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian land grab victims take their case to the ICC in The Hague

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:11am by AFP

    ... affected as part of a "widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population, pursuant to state policy", said a complaint to be filed at The Hague-based ICC. "The ruling ... the complaint to be filed on behalf of victims by lawyer Richard Rogers. Aid groups estimate that 770,000 people, or 6 per cent of Cambodia's population, have been evicted since 2000, including ...

  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Two convicted Khmer Rouge leaders face new mass murder trial in UN-backed court

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 12:18pm by AFP

    ... to marry, often in mass ceremonies, as part of a Khmer Rouge plan to boost the population. The rape charges refer to rape within the forced marriages. A court spokesman has estimated the trial may ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... for years." About 20 per cent of the Cambodian population- or 2.8 million people- live in poverty, according to the World Bank. Amnesty International yesterday called the deal "a new low ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia's killing fields: the 'story' becomes history

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... of the population was born after the regime fell- as, until recently, schools have taught little about the period. According to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia, the government removed all reference ... their rule, wiping out nearly a quarter of the population through executions, starvation or overwork. Teachers were among the prime targets of the communist regime which systematically killed former ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge leaders jailed for life for 'extermination' of millions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:57am by AP

    ... of the crimes" both would remain in detention. Nearly a quarter of the population- about 1.7 million people- died under the Khmer Rouge through starvation, medical neglect, overwork and executions ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge leaders to appeal life sentences handed down by UN-backed Cambodia court

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:43am

    ... killing, is just part of the Cambodian story. Nearly a quarter of the population died under their rule, through a combination starvation, medical neglect, overwork and execution when the group held ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    New bird species found in Cambodia

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in Cambodia's populous capital city. The remarkable discovery of the Cambodian tailorbird, or Orthotomus chaktomuk, in Phnom Penh- and several other locations including a construction site just outside the city of 1.5 million people- has astounded conservationists. "The modern discovery of an undescribed bird species within the limits of a large populous city... is extraordinary," said ...

  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge trial hears closing statements

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... to be closed. Their complex case has been split into a series of smaller trials, starting with the forced evacuation of the population into rural labour camps and the related charges of crimes against ...




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