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US Ambassador Seeks to Clarify Need for Debt Repayment

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia has sought to clear up supposed misinformation about Cambodia’s debt to the U.S., which was racked up during the early 1970s by the U.S.-backed military government of Lon Nol and has become a contentious issue between the country. Cambodia has refused ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Asean declaration allows Cambodia to flout human rights, warn campaigners

Human rights groups in Cambodia fear a new south-east Asian declaration of human rights could conversely offer the government in Phnom Penh a figleaf to clamp down on dissent. Cambodia signed the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) human rights declaration on Sunday, two days ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/nov/23/asean-declaration-cambodia-flout-human-rights

Bilateral Talks, and Their Two Interpretations

Two polarizing narratives emerged after the Monday night discussion between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Hun Sen, with the U.S. claiming it had been “tense,” while Cambodia insisted the talks were cordial. When it came to agenda, Mr. Obama put human rights, electoral and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

China's Aid to Cambodia Helps Cement Ties

When Asia-Pacific leaders gather this weekend in Southeast Asia—a bright spot in a sputtering global economy—their Cambodian hosts may extend a warm welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama, but they will view officials from Beijing as old friends. Mr. Obama’s visit to Cambodia—this year’s host for ...

Chun Han Wong
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578120582308358540.html

Cambodia arrests 8 for painting ‘SOS,’ plastering rooftops with Obama’s picture seeking help

One thing President Barack Obama will not see in Cambodia is pleas for help painted on rooftops near the airport. Authorities on Thursday arrested eight villagers who had hoped to attract the attention of Air Force One by plastering the U.S. president’s picture on their rooftops ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodia-arrests-8-for-painting-sos-plastering-rooftops-with-obamas-picture-seeking-help/2012/11/15/381890ce-2ef7-11e2-b631-2aad9d9c73ac_story.html

Top Hotels Fully Booked Ahead of East Asia, Asean Summits

Visitors hoping to stay in Phnom Penh’s top hotels in the coming days will have to seek shelter elsewhere, as the city’s most sought after rooms are booked solid for the East Asia and Asean summits, hoteliers said yesterday. “We are completely full during the ...

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