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Chhunny Chhean

I am Cambodian-Chinese, born in Long Beach, California and now working in New York City.

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Latest posts by Chhunny Chhean

28 November 2009

Cambodia: End of first Khmer Rouge Tribunal deemed a relative success

Many in the international community are calling the first Khmer Rouge Tribunal trial of Kaing Kek Iev, or Duch, a relative success as the trial closed. However, there are indications...

22 October 2009

Cambodia: Award honors sex slavery survivor

Sina Vann from Cambodia is an activist with the Somaly Mam Foundation helping fellow survivors of slavery as well as those still working in brothels. For her work, she was...

12 August 2009

Cambodia: Miss Landmine Pageant Raises Questions

The Miss Landmine pageant intends to empower landmine victims and challenge traditional notions of beauty. The winner receives a high-tech prosthetic limb. But the Cambodian government canceled the pageant this...

22 July 2009

Cambodia, Thailand: ilovethailand website sparks controversy

The recently launched website ilovethailand.org is causing a stir online. Thailand's Prime Minister announced that the website is intended to restore the country's image and unify the nation in light...

20 July 2009

Cambodia, Thailand: Preah Vihear dispute continues

The ancient Temple of Preah Vihear rests on the Cambodian and Thai borders. Exactly which country can claim Preah Vihear has been a source of contention between the neighboring countries....

22 June 2009

Cambodia: Report outlines Khmer Rouge Tribunal's latest troubles

A report details the latest issues to plague the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. The report, released in late May 2009, states the Tribunal's legitimacy is threatened by charges of corruption and...

14 May 2009

Cambodia: Activist Parliamentarian May Drop Lawsuit Against Prime Minister

Mu Sochua is an internationally recognized activist and member of the Cambodian National Assembly. She recently filed a lawsuit against the country's prime minister, Hun Sen, for defamatory comments he...

25 April 2009

Cambodia: Doubts over the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The Khmer Rouge Tribunal is now weeks into its first trial with the prosecution of Duch for crimes against humanity and war crimes. But as the trial continues, many wonder...

31 March 2009

Cambodia: Evidence at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

Former Khmer Rouge rebels doubt there will be sufficient evidence to convict the five leaders waiting to stand trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Because the events occurred 30 years...

Cambodia: Trial begins for Khmer Rouge leader

The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia began the first public hearing of Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch. During the Khmer Rouge regime, Duch headed the infamous Tuol...

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