Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi visits Cambodia

Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen receive an honour guard as she visits the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. IMAGES

Critics of Cambodia’s Hun Sen refuse to be silenced in Australia

From the safety of suburban Australia, Bou Rachna recalls her husband Kem Ley, a prominent Cambodian political analyst, who was shot dead at a Phnom Penh gas station in a 2016 killing that rattled the nation. She and her five children arrived in Australia last month where they were granted asylum, but reminders of the violence that felled Kem Ley have followed them, with death threats mailed to the family ahead of a visit to Sydney by Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen for a special Australia-ASEAN summit this week.

From Sex Worker to Seamstress: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes

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Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities in Cambodia are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials, and labor organizers to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 16 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: U.S. completes first expedited deportations of Central American migrants, North Korean leader directs military drills near South Korean border, Cambodian security forces clash with protesters, and Thailand melts thousands of guns into recycled metal.

HONDURAS
U.S. Completes First Fast-Track Deportations
American officials say they’re the first of several expedited proceedings to deal with the cross-border surge.

NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-Un Supervises Military Drills
The country rarely carries out such exercises so close to the South Korean border.

CAMBODIA
Protesters Beat Guards in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park
Activists are demanding the government re-open the capital’s main protest site.

THAILAND
Police Destroy Thousands of Guns
They melted down 34,000 firearms into nearly 30 tons of recycled metal.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April, 23 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: the UN visits the site of an ethnic massacre in South Sudan, Nigerian parents search for their abducted teenagers, Cambodian security forces attack opposition supporters, and cowboys and Indians descend on Washington DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.

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UN Officials Tour Site of Massacre
Condemnation from the UN after its South Sudan mission visits the city where hundreds were slaughtered by rebels.

Parents Search for Abducted Schoolgirls
More than 200 Nigerian students remain missing a week after Boko Haram attacked a boarding school.

Security Guards Assault Opposition Supporters
Members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party are attacked with batons at a protest in Phnom Penh.

Native Americans March Against Pipeline
Farmers, ranchers and tribal communities kick off “Reject and Protect” week in Washington DC against the Keystone XL project.

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