PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — More than 1,000 Cambodians have turned out for the official annual ceremony honoring victims of the 1970s communist Khmer Rouge regime, blamed for the deaths of about 1.7 million Cambodians. Hundreds of Buddhist monks were among those marking the so-called “Day of Anger” on Monday at Choeung Ek, a former...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A court has sentenced a Malaysian couple to 24 years in prison for fatally starving their Cambodian housemaid. Police found the body of Mey Sichan at the couple’s home in Malaysia’s northern Penang state in April last year. Medical reports said she weighed only 26 kilograms (57 pounds). The Penang...
As Western retailers such as H&M, Zara, Tesco and others decided to support new safety regulations in Bangladesh garment factories following the building collapse that kill over 1,100 people, it is now Cambodia’s turn to wake up under wreckage. Around 7.20am this morning the ceiling of the Wing Star shoe factory of the Western province of...
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ceiling of a shoe factory in Cambodia collapsed while several dozen workers were inside the building early Thursday, killing at least two people and possibly trapping more under the debris, police said. The ceiling is believed to have caved under the weight of heavy iron equipment being stored on...
NEW YORK (AP) — Two ancient stone statues that have been on display in a New York City museum for nearly 20 years are being returned to Cambodia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art says Friday that two 10th-centruy Koh Ker stone statues called “Kneeling Attendants” are being returned after researchers discovered new evidence about how...
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