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Australia wants to resettle refugees on remote island, Cambodian opposition leader says

Australia has considered sending up to 1000 refugees to live on a remote island off the coast of impoverished Cambodia under a controversial resettlement agreement,, according to an opposition leader in Phnom Penh. Australian officials have visited several sites to accommodate the refugees now on Nauru, ...

Lindsay Murdoch
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-wants-to-resettle-refugees-on-remote-island-cambodian-opposition-leader-says-20140823-107itl.html

Refugee house hunting

High-level bureaucrats from Australia have visited several sites in Cambodia over the past two months to view properties where refugees from its overseas detention centre on Nauru could be relocated, the Post has learned. Separate sources, who cannot be named because of the sensitivity of the ongoing negotiations, ...

Daniel Pye and Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/refugee-hous

‘Orphanage tourism’ still an issue: UNICEF

The UN Children’s Fund in Australia has warned volunteers and tourists to avoid visiting Cambodian orphanages following critical reports from the press in recent weeks. In a post on its website, UNICEF Australia said “these types of tours exploit children and their families for the financial ...

Charles Rollet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98orphanage-tourism%E2%80%99-still-issue-unicef

Addicts’ lifeline to go

Every morning, right about 8am, Vuthy* starts to feel out of sorts. On the way from his home in Meanchey district to the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital, where he receives treatment, he breaks into a sweat. Vuthy is one of about 140 former heroin addicts who ...

Stuart White and Mom Kunthear
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/addicts%E2%80%99-lifeline-go

Australian diplomat bites back

Austalian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has responded to one of her predecessors, Gareth Evans, who accused her of failing to deliver a “robust critique” when she met Hun Sen on February 22 in a Friday op-ed that excoriated Cambodia’s political leaders for abuses. In an interview ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/australian-diplomat-bites-back

Cambodia's solar solution

Australia-based energy company Star8 officially launched operations on Friday at its solar-powered factory just outside of Phnom Penh. The ceremony marked the commencement of production on solar-powered tuk-tuks, the mainstay of the company. Hun Many, the youngest son of Premier Hun Sen, and Alison Burrows, the Australian ...

David Boyle and Koam Chanrasmey
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/video/cambodias-solar-solution

Civil society groups appeal for international intervention for the release of 23 protesters

181 national and international non-governmental organizations handed over their petitions to foreign embassies on Thursday to seek the release of 23 people who were arrested in protest crackdowns. A group of some 50 representatives marched along the streets and submitted the petitions to the German, Sweden ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MzYwOTcwZDY5ZjV

Petitioners set for Round 2 of showdown with City Hall

Protesters were due to march on four foreign embassies this morning to deliver petitions calling for the release of the 23 detainees held at the remote Correctional Centre 3 after being arrested during the crackdown earlier this month. The march – to the embassies of Germany, ...

Mom Kunthear and Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/petitioners-set-round-2-showdown-city-hall

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