Tag: cambodia

Why I find community in other countries when I’m away from home for the holidays

It’s a dreadful 93-degrees here in Siem Reap, Cambodia. For now, this is home—at least for a month. As the daughter of a South American immigrant, home has always been a strange, diffuse concept for me. I’m a full-time traveler, and home is typically where I happen to be with my 70L backpack; my turtle […]

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Lawyer’s Status Throws Genocide Conviction of Khmer Rouge Leader Into Doubt

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Barely a month after an international tribunal in Cambodia convicted two senior Khmer Rouge leaders of genocide, its historic verdict was being thrown into question by an unexpected twist: an unlicensed lawyer. The lawyer, Victor Koppe, has worked as defense counsel since 2007 for one of […]

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Khmer Rouge’s Slaughter in Cambodia Is Ruled a Genocide

ANLONG VENG, Cambodia — Many of the foot soldiers for the Khmer Rouge remain in Cambodia’s remote reaches, each with a chronicle of the horror-soaked years in which Pol Pot and his Communist disciples turned the country into a deadly laboratory for agrarian totalitarianism. Mea Chrun, a former bodyguard in […]

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Midterm Meddling: Twitter Follows Facebook, Blacklists GOP Candidate’s Family Story

Twitter has followed in Facebook’s footsteps by blocking a campaign video ad for Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng. Facebook eventually admitted that a campaign video including the communist atrocities in Cambodia is not “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational,” but Twitter, which describes the ad as “obscene,” disagrees. Shortly after Facebook came under fire for refusing to […]

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Midterm Meddling: Facebook Blocks Republican Candidate’s Ad

Facebook has banned Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng’s campaign video ad about communist crimes that led her family to flee Cambodia for the U.S., claiming the platform doesn’t allow “shocking, disrespectful, or sensational” content. Elizabeth Heng, who is running for California’s 16th congressional district seat, made the video about her parent’s escape from mass-murder by […]

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In Cambodia, Dissenting Voters Find Ways to Say ‘None of the Above’

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — One Cambodian voter defaced his or her ballot with a lively reference to a dog’s anatomy. Others ticked every single box, or crossed out the entire ballot. Still others drew pictures of the sun, the symbol of the outlawed main opposition party. After Sunday’s general election, which was roundly condemned as […]

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Cambodia Votes for a Leader, With the Result Predetermined by One

TRAPAING CHOUR, Cambodia — Prime Minister Hun Sen, the only leader that two-thirds of Cambodians have ever known, is not prone to leaving things to chance. To ensure victory in Sunday’s general elections, Mr. Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge cadre who now ranks as Asia’s longest-serving leader, has done practically everything to stack the […]

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‘I Think All Those People Are Dead’: Laos Dam Survivors Seek Word of Neighbors

PAKSONG DISTRICT, Laos — Bounna Eemchanthavong was trying to do math that refused to add up: About 650 people lived in his remote village in southern Laos before it was devastated by a dam failure, and only 65 of them had been spotted at two shelters where survivors gathered. But local officials were telling him […]

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Google Play direct carrier billing comes to Cambodia, Chile, and Peru

With certain carriers, Google Play offers the option to charge purchases directly to your cell phone bill. That option is now expanding to three new carriers in three new countries: Smart Cambodia in Cambodia; Entel in Chile; and America Movil Peru in Peru. Some countries where certain providers allowed for carrier billing are now seeing […]

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Developers in Cambodia, Kenya, Uzbekistan, and Zambia can now distribute paid apps on Google Play

There are many countries around the world where you can register for a Google Play developer account but not a merchant account, meaning you can create as many apps as you want and distribute them, as long as you want them to be free. Four of these countries are getting proper merchant account registration support: […]

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