Cambodia: The year that was
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Cambodia: The year that was

It’s the time again to look back the year that was. Google News Timeline provides a good way to see some major events happened in Cambodia in 2010.

Some selected news stories from around the web:

January

Cambodia seeks arrest of opposition leader

A court in Cambodia has ordered the arrest of the country’s opposition leader after he failed to appear in court over an incident at the contested eastern border with Vietnam.

February

US allows Cambodia to reschedule $317 mln debt

The United States has refused a request by Cambodia to write off $317 million in debt, but has instead agreed to reschedule the impoverished country’s loan repayments, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday.

March

Cambodia threatens to expel UN envoy

The Cambodian government has threatened to expel a United Nations envoy if UN agencies continue “unacceptable interference” in the country, according to a letter seen on Monday.

April

BHP investigated for Cambodia graft claim – report

BHP Billiton (BHP.AX) (BLT.L) is facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a bauxite exploration project in Cambodia, The Australian newspaper reported on Thursday.

May

Cambodia marks annual Day of Anger against Khmer Rouge

Hundreds of Cambodians marked the annual Day of Anger against the Khmer Rouge regime Thursday at a former killing field outside the capital.

June

Cambodian coup plotter gets life in prison

A U.S. citizen who plotted the overthrow of the Cambodian government was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles.

July

Cambodia court hands down 35-year sentence

A 67-year-old math teacher, Christian convert and Khmer Rouge cadre was given a 35-year jail sentence for crimes against humanity committed during Cambodia’s darkest days.

August

Cambodia to sign cooperation deal with Iran on oil

Officials from Cambodia are to travel to Iran next week and the two countries will sign agreements covering cooperation in the oil sector, the foreign minister of the Southeast Asian state said on Friday.

September

Cambodia aims high with record-breaking skyscraper

Cambodia is aiming for the record books with an ambitious plan to construct Asia’s tallest building, a 555-metre skyscraper worth $200 million (£130 million), Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday.

October

Cambodia rebuffs UN on trials

Cambodia will not allow the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal to prosecute former low-ranking officers of the genocidal regime because it would endanger national peace, the country’s leader told the UN chief on Wednesday.

November

Cambodia In Mourning After Deadly Stampede

Families are reclaiming the bodies of victims of a stampede in the Cambodian capital that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more. Young Cambodians celebrating the conclusion of the annual Water Festival were trampled to death or drowned in what the prime minister has called the worst calamity to befall the nation since the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror more than 30 years ago.

December

[Cambodia’s] Hun Sen talks up better relations [with Thailand]

Thailand and Cambodia celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations on Monday. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen took the occasion to speak to ANUCHA CHAROENPO about ways the relations between the two countries could be improved.

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