Striking garment and footwear workers protest and clash with police in Phnom Penh on Dec 27. Photo: RFA/Khmer Service
The Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) launches daily protests to push for a re-election. Photo: RFA/Khmer Service
Cambodia’s political parties have wound down their campaigns ahead of July 28 elections.
Tens of thousands of Cambodians turned out for opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party-led demonstrations in the capital Phnom Penh on Sunday to challenge election results that handed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party a victory. On the sidelines of the protest in Freedom Park, one protester was shot dead and several others were left injured in a clash with police near Kbal Thanal bridge. In another incident near the Royal Palace, police used teargas and water cannons to disperse protesters who removed barbed-wire barricades.
In recent weeks residents living in coastal areas or along rivers in Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam have seen heavy rains and storms that left their homes and streets flooded.
Newly pardoned Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has arrived home after four years in exile, returning ahead of national elections to help his party's bid to end Prime Minister Hun Sen's nearly three decades in power. Thousands of jubilant supporters lined the streets to welcome the Cambodia National Rescue Party President.
The people of Chin state uphold their Christian faith amid a battle against poverty and the departure of many of their youth.
In spite of U.N. Millennium Goals, many around the world find it difficult to access clean water. Keeping safe from contamination often means long treks with heavy loads, a basic knowledge of sanitation, and intervention by NGOs.