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Vietnam exports fall as Thai trust rises

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Vietnam fell marginally by 6 per cent in the first half of this year largely due to a slump in Vietnamese exports, according to data from the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-exports-fall-thai-trust-rises

Vietnam strongly protests Khmer Kampuchea Krom activists setting Vietnamese flag on fire

“Vietnam strongly protests the fact that Khmer Kampuchea Krom activists held an illegal protest and set a Vietnamese flag on fire in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday,” said Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Le Hai Binh on Wednesday. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/14/c_133554277.htm

Cambodia's ethnic Khmer Krom ends 3-day protest against Vietnamese diplomat

Some 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists concluded Wednesday their three-day protest against a Vietnamese diplomat, who reportedly said that South Vietnam, or former Kampuchea Krom provinces, belonged to Vietnam prior to France’s official transfer of the land in 1949. The protest ended without ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=235133

Scores of ethnic Khmer Krom hold fresh rally against Vietnamese diplomat

About 500 ethnic minority Khmer Krom monks and activists on Monday staged a fresh protest here to demand a Vietnamese diplomat to recognize the “true history” of the former Kampuchea Krom provinces. It was the third rally in the last two months after Trung Van Thong, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/11/c_133547930.htm

Anti-Vietnam protesters bring a petition to foreign embassies

As scheduled, Khmer  Krom citizens gathered Monday in front of French embassy in order to present their petition which asks the VN embassy’s spokesman to apologize for his comment over Khmer Kampuchea Krom territory. Some 500 students, monks, and citizens were led by leaders of Federation ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MWJmZWVhMzZkNzc

Khmer Krom want apology

A Khmer Krom association threatened this week to protest against the Vietnamese government after an official said that the former Kampuchea Krom provinces belonged to Vietnam long before France’s official transfer of the land in 1949. The threats from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Association for Human ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/khmer-krom-want-apology

A bridge too far for Sokha?

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha has drawn the ire of the government and civil society groups after on Wednesday accusing Vietnam of orchestrating the Koh Pich bridge stampede that killed more than 350 people in 2010 as part of a plot to “eliminate the Khmer ...

Meas Sokchea and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bridge-too-far-sokha

March for the Environment Halted by Police

Some 400 students, monks and activists were stopped from a peaceful march for Environmental Day on Thursday, as they sought to deliver petitions to the Ministry of Environment and other institutions calling for an end to deforestation. Cambodia’s forests provide many services to the rural poor, ...

Suy Heimkhemra
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/march-for-the-environment-halted-by-police/1930290.html

Vietnamese funding curbs will not delay hospital development

Despite Vietnamese state-owned companies withdrawing funding from projects outside of their core business, the $20 million expansion of the Vietnamese-backed Cho Ray Phnom Penh Hospital remains on track, the hospital’s head said yesterday. In July 2012 the Vietnamese government requested that state-owned enterprises withdraw investment in ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnamese-funding-curbs-will-not-delay-hospital-development

Vietnam, Cambodia trade volume grows, but slightly

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Vietnam increased only about 3.4 per cent last year compared to 2012, data from the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh showed yesterday. An embassy official said the sluggish growth could be attributed to the political deadlock between the Cambodian People’s Party ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-cambodia-trade-volume-grows-slightly

Not only Vietnamese threatened by racism, rights worker says

The beating death of a Vietnamese-Cambodian earlier this month was the first incident in several years that some are calling a hate crime. Leaders of the Vietnamese community in Cambodia, as well as the Vietnamese Embassy, say they want the Cambodian authorities to pay more attention ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/not-only-vietnamese-threatened-by-racism-rights-worker-says/1858791.html

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