Cambodia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27440/all en Cambodia agrees deal to buy army choppers from China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cambodia-agrees-deal-buy-army-choppers-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHNOM PENH, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Cambodia will use part of a $195 million loan from China to buy 12 of its military helicopters and boost its tiny fleet, its defence minister said on Wednesday, the latest deal underlining Beijing's tight alliance with the Southeast Asian country.</p> <p>Tea Banh said the 12 Chinese-built Zhi-9 army utility helicopters would be for use mainly in humanitarian missions. He did not disclose the cost of the helicopters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/cambodia-agrees-deal-buy-army-choppers-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Social Issues Tea Banh Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738215 at http://www.globalpost.com One million prepare to mourn Cambodia's former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/one-million-prepare-mourn-cambodias-former-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The lavish funeral of Cambodia's revered former king Norodom Sihanouk will begin on Friday, with officials expecting more than a million mourners to throng Phnom Penh's streets.</p> <p>The body of the late monarch, who died of a heart attack in Beijing in October, aged 89, will be paraded through the city atop a golden float shaped like a mythological bird, from the Royal Palace to an ornate, custom-built crematorium in a city park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/one-million-prepare-mourn-cambodias-former-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:45:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742246 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodians mass in capital to mourn former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/cambodians-mass-capital-mourn-former-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tens of thousands of Cambodians gathered Friday for the start of a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over six tumultuous decades in his nation's history.</p> <p>The body of the late monarch, who died of a heart attack in Beijing in October, aged 89, was carried out of the royal palace before a procession through the capital that more than a million people are expected to witness.</p> <p>Sihanouk's coffin will be paraded through Phnom Penh atop a golden float shaped like a mythological bird, to an ornate, custom-built crematorium in a city park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/cambodians-mass-capital-mourn-former-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742478 at http://www.globalpost.com Key dates in Cambodia's royal and political history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/key-dates-cambodias-royal-and-political-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former monarch Norodom Sihanouk, who died in October shortly before his 90th birthday, played a key role in Cambodia's history, which was marked by coups, wars, genocide and eventually peace.</p> <p>Here are the major events that shaped Cambodia during the lifetime of the revered Sihanouk, whose elaborate funeral got underway on Friday:</p> <p>1922:</p> <p>-- October 31: Prince Norodom Sihanouk is born.</p> <p>1941:</p> <p>-- April 25: Colonial power France installs the 18-year-old Sihanouk on the throne, believing he will be easily managed.</p> <p>1953:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/key-dates-cambodias-royal-and-political-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cambodia Government Health Norodom Sihanouk Politics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742498 at http://www.globalpost.com Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's enigmatic former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/norodom-sihanouk-cambodias-enigmatic-former-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodia's mercurial former king Norodom Sihanouk, whose funeral began on Friday, was deft at moving with the political tides that battered the war-ravaged nation for decades.</p> <p>Sihanouk died of a heart attack in October in Beijing, aged 89. His embalmed body has been lying in state in Phnom Penh since then, and he is to be cremated on Monday after a weekend of lavish ceremonies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/norodom-sihanouk-cambodias-enigmatic-former-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Human Interest Norodom Sihanouk AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742508 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge crowds mourn Cambodia's beloved former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A sea of mourners filled the streets of the Cambodian capital Friday for a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over six tumultuous decades in his nation's history.</p> <p>Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians, dressed in black and white, began massing before dawn to pay their respects to the mercurial monarch, who died of a heart attack in Beijing in October, aged 89.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:46:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742593 at http://www.globalpost.com Salaries as elusive as justice at Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/salaries-elusive-justice-at-cambodias-khmer-rouge-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Prak Chan Thul</p> <p>PHNOM PENH, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Cambodian staff at a Khmer Rouge war crimes tribunal have gone two months without pay and are threatening a walkout amid a deepening funding crisis at a court already bogged down by resignations and the ill health of its elderly defendants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/salaries-elusive-justice-at-cambodias-khmer-rouge-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Health Human Interest Khmer Rouge Labor Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:15:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742650 at http://www.globalpost.com Huge crowds mourn Cambodia's beloved former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A sea of mourners filled the streets of the Cambodian capital Friday for a lavish funeral for revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who towered over six tumultuous decades in his nation's history.</p> <p>Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians, dressed in black and white, began massing before dawn to pay their respects to the mercurial monarch, who died of a heart attack in Beijing in October, aged 89.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/huge-crowds-mourn-cambodias-beloved-former-king-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742780 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodians bid farewell to ex-king ahead of cremation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cambodians-bid-farewell-ex-king-ahead-cremation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Cambodians paid their last respects to their beloved former king Norodom Sihanouk as his body lay in state Saturday ahead of his cremation next week.</p> <p>The mourners were able to glimpse the late monarch's gilded casket through doorways to the purpose-built crematorium where it was carried Friday in a lavish procession that brought Phnom Penh to a standstill.</p> <p>His body will be kept at the crematorium until Monday when his wife and his son, current King Norodom Sihamoni, will start the cremation ceremony.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/cambodians-bid-farewell-ex-king-ahead-cremation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 07:30:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743864 at http://www.globalpost.com French PM pays tribute to Cambodia's ex-king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/french-pm-pays-tribute-cambodias-ex-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Sunday paid tribute to Cambodia's late former king Norodom Sihanouk, a passionate francophile who won independence from the one-time colonial power.</p> <p>Sihanouk, who died of a heart attack in October in Beijing aged 89, was known for his taste for champagne and foie gras as well as for his hand-written notes in French that in his later years were posted on his website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/french-pm-pays-tribute-cambodias-ex-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Southeast Asia Technology AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:46:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744485 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodia to cremate beloved former king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cambodia-cremate-beloved-former-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodia is due to hold an elaborate cremation ceremony on Monday for its revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, part of a week-long funeral for the colourful late royal.</p> <p>Foreign dignitaries including French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Japan's Prince Akishino and several Southeast Asian leaders are due to attend the ceremony, which starts at 0900 GMT, along with relatives of the late royal.</p> <p>"It's the last day for us all to pay homage to the great hero king and to send him to heaven," said Sihanouk's long-time personal assistant Prince Sisowath Thomico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/cambodia-cremate-beloved-former-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Human Interest AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:30:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744806 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodians mass for cremation of beloved ex-king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cambodians-mass-cremation-beloved-ex-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Cambodians dressed in black and white gathered Monday ahead of the cremation of revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered the war-ravaged kingdom through six turbulent decades.</p> <p>The cremation is part of a week-long funeral for the mercurial ex-monarch, which started with a lavish procession through the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday and will see his ashes returned to the palace on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cambodians-mass-cremation-beloved-ex-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Human Interest Norodom Sihanouk AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:31:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745005 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodians mass for cremation of beloved ex-king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cambodians-mass-cremation-beloved-ex-king-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Cambodians dressed in black and white gathered Monday ahead of the cremation of revered former king Norodom Sihanouk, who steered the war-ravaged kingdom through six turbulent decades.</p> <p>The cremation is part of a week-long funeral for the mercurial ex-monarch, which started with a lavish procession through the streets of Phnom Penh on Friday and will see his ashes returned to the palace on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/cambodians-mass-cremation-beloved-ex-king-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Human Interest Norodom Sihanouk AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745108 at http://www.globalpost.com Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's mercurial ex-king http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/norodom-sihanouk-cambodias-mercurial-ex-king <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cambodia's former king Norodom Sihanouk was a political chameleon deft at moving with the tides that battered the war-ravaged nation for decades while remaining hugely popular with his people.</p> <p>Sihanouk died of a heart attack in October in Beijing, aged 89. After lying in state for three months at the royal palace in Phnom Penh, he was to be cremated on Monday as part of a week of elaborate funeral ceremonies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/norodom-sihanouk-cambodias-mercurial-ex-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Human Interest Norodom Sihanouk AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745120 at http://www.globalpost.com Cambodians throng to revered ex-king Sihanouk's cremation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/cambodians-throng-revered-ex-king-sihanouks-cremation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Prak Chan Thul</p> <p>PHNOM PENH, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Cambodians gathered on Monday to pay their last respects to former King Norodom Sihanouk, a quixotic and much-loved figure who reigned during the country's struggle for independence but was powerless to prevent decades of war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/cambodians-throng-revered-ex-king-sihanouks-cremation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Government Norodom Sihanouk Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745178 at http://www.globalpost.com