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Belgian, b. 1948
Death of Chea Sim, President of the CPPP
Jun 8, 2015
Born in 1932 from an ethnic Chinese family, His Excellency Samdach Akeak Moha Thomak Pothisal Chea Sim, Protean Protsaphea ney Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea
Chea Sim, president of the Cambodian People’s Party, was the president of the National Assembly from 1991 to 1998 and president of the Cambodian Senate, died in the afternoon of June 8th 2015....
Jun 5, 2015
Kep, a jewel on the Gulf of Siam, was the favourite seaside getaway for French colonists. Located at some 160 Km from the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, it was almost abandoned and drifted away in oblivion following the Indo-China war and the Khmer Rouge regime. It wasn't until the year 2000, when Cambodia's economic uprising started gathering pace, that the small laid-back town was brought back...
'A Fine Thread'
May 19, 2015
It is a fine thread indeed for the lives of garment factory workers in Cambodia... More than 20 garment factory workers died on their way to work in Svay Rieng province this morning in a traffic accident. Tens of thousands of workers making your cheap t-shirts face the same risk every morning and evening in Cambodia when being shuttled back and forth in open trucks or overloaded vans.
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May 10, 2015
It is Mom’s Day. They bore us. They carried us. All of us… Here is to you Moms… More here:
'Hearths of Resistance' is now available
Apr 11, 2015
The following photographs are just a small sample of ‘Hearths of Resistance’, the 5th ebook published by John Vink. It focuses on the social and political turmoil during the 18 months after the 2013 legislative elections in Cambodia. With the opposition CNRP gaining a surprising 55 of the 123 seats at the National Assembly, this was the first serious democratic challenge for Prime Minister Hun Sen...