Human Rights Organization Renews its Call on Authorities to Overturn 'Baseless' Convictions
(Washington, D.C.) -- Amnesty International said today the decision by Cambodia's Appeal Court to release 13 women imprisoned for peacefully protesting is a victory for their community, but called for their convictions to now be overturned.
For this weeks property, we head out west to the district of Toul Kork and look at a very nice and compact family home.
This pleasant four bedroom villa comes partially furnished and is located on a quiet street. There is a welcoming frontal courtyard and a small garden, and sufficient space in the covered drive for a couple of vehicles.
Two bedroom apartment available now in the heart of BKK1. This spacious first-floor unit features an open design and tasteful decor, while a shared courtyard provides lush garden surrounds.
The waters of the Kampot River lapped at the sides of our long-tailed boat as we made our way north in search of one of nature's tiny nocturnal wonders.
The Kampot is full of fresh water in the river this time of year (in an interesting quirk of nature, the river running from Kep to Kampot and to the north is fresh water for six months, and salt water for the rest of the year), which means the phytoplankton aren't in the water to offer passersby a waterborne light show.
Not to worry. The fireflies are in charge of the night's entertainment.
Looking to the reports in several newspapers about the beginning of the election campaign on the way towards local elections to be held on Sunday, 3 June 2012, I found mainly reports about the activities planned by the 10 parties competing (though not in all provinces and communes) using figures: how many people and trucks and cars and motorcycles moved around Phnom Penh campaigning - “showing off” but hardly any reference to local issues raised while appealing to voters. The emphasis is on the names of the political parties and their leaders.
When I think of Cambodian dessert, I don’t think of cake.
I think of mango. Or sticky rice. Or fried banana nuggets.
But I’ve recently discovered there’s a huge market in this part of the world for cake.
Here are a couple of stats that may surprise you. One of the larger hotels in Phnom Penh sells about $1,500 worth of cake daily. And Bloom, the wonderful cake store and café, which opened its doors this February on Street 222, sells between 120 and 500 cupcakes every day!