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Thousands of Monks and Mourners Pray for Late King-Father

By: SOKMOM Nimul Posted: October-22-2012 in

Thousands of Buddhist monks and mourners gathered here on Saturday evening in front of the Royal Palace at a praying ceremony for Late King-Father Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk.

Some 5,000 Buddhist monks from different pagodas throughout Phnom Penh capital city chanted and prayed for the soul of the Late King-Father, the father of independence, territorial integrity, and national unity.

Cambodia To Cancel This Year’s Water Festival

By: SOKMOM Nimul Posted: October-17-2012 in

The Royal Government of Cambodia has announced to cancel this year’s celebration of the Water Festival scheduled to be held from Nov. 27-29 in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia floods affect 90,000 families

By: Thin Lei Win Posted: October-04-2011 in
Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Severe flooding in Cambodia this month has killed 97 people, including 34 children, and affected some 90,000 families, the Phnom Penh Post reported on Thursday.

There are also concerns the capital will be inundated if the Tonle Sap River overflows, although officials expect the floods to start receding in other parts of Cambodia.

“Floods have seriously affected about 90,000 families,” National Disaster Management Committee spokesman Keo Vy told the Post.

1 killed, 1 injured as Typhoon Nalgae batters N. Philippines

By: Mu Xuequan Posted: October-02-2011 in
Mu Xuequan

MANILA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A 35-year-old passenger died and another was injured when the van they were riding on in northern Philippines was hit by a landslide as Typhoon Nalgae (local name: Quiel) pummeled the northern part of the country on Saturday, a senior government official said.

Executive director Benito Ramos of the National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council said at around 10:30 a.m., the passenger van bound from Buguias to Bontoc was struck by a landslide while traversing Gonogon section of Halsema Highway in Mountain Province.

New US Embassy Warden Message regarding Flooding in Cambodia

By: US Embassy Phnom Penh Posted: September-30-2011 in
US Embassy Phnom Penh

The U.S. Embassy in Cambodia alerts U.S. citizens traveling in Cambodia of heavy rain and flooding along the Tonle Sap and other rivers through October 3, 2011. Weather reports predict heavy rain for the area that could cause the Tonle Sap to rise above its banks in the near future. Rivers throughout Cambodia are at a significantly higher level than is normal during the rainy season. With anticipated rains from Typhoon Nesat, currently a Category 1 typhoon in the South China Sea, and winds from Tropical Storm Nalgae, water levels may continue to rise and could pose a danger to safety.

Construction on 4th Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge Begins

By: liuranran Posted: July-09-2011 in

Cambodia on Wednesday broke ground for the construction of the 4th Cambodia-China Friendship -- Takhmao Bridge, across Tonle Bassac River in order to ease traveling and to boost social and economic development.

The bridge, 855 meters long and 13.5 meters wide, is located about 13 kilometers southeast of the capital Phnom Penh. It connects National Road No. 2 in the west of the river to National Road No. 1 in the east of the river.

Why Is Communication about Preah Vihear so Difficult?

By: Norbert Klein Posted: February-14-2011 in
Norbert Klein

The Mirror, Vol. 15, No. 703

Since The Mirror was started in 1997, we made an effort to “mirror” and translate all major trends in the Khmer print media, government and opposition, traditional and anti-traditional ideas, the economy and the culture.

One goal – by “mirroring” different positions – was always to encourage dialogue, and the Comments section on this page is such an invitation to exchange opinions, especially when there are conflicts which require solutions.

Such exercises becomes most fruitful when opinions expressed are presented stating how they relate to facts. That is why I recently quoted from the Documentation Center of Cambodia:

“…a society cannot know itself if it does not have an accurate memory of its own history.”

Seriously burned baby Vinna needs help

By: Thomas Wanhoff Posted: February-02-2011 in
Thomas Wanhoff

sorry but by requet of the Lao Women Internation Group we had to remove this article, because we were not authorized to ask for donation for the kid, as we were told in an email.

Horrific car accident in Vientiane

By: Thomas Wanhoff Posted: January-17-2011 in
Thomas Wanhoff

Many commuters were wondering why there was a huge traffic jam at Khouvieng road this morning. When they got closer to the Donpalan roundabout, they saw the reason: a car was lying on its side in the middle of the canal. A scan of the scene, showed a deformed crash barrier on Khouvieng road, a chopped tree and a lot of debris from the car.

My Take on Being a Female Journalist

By: KEO Kounila Posted: January-10-2011 in
KEO Kounila

My time in the United States for one month, after participating in an international seminar for journalists at the Population Reference Bureau, longer than previously intended, gives me some insights into the life of women in Cambodia and around the world. My intensive contacts with different women from Africa, Asia, Europe, and America also do not only tell me how they live their lives back in their countries, but also how they are struggling against all prejudices as women, and how they are juggling between their families and careers.


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