January 27, 2008
Beto De Luna of Glendale was sitting at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one morning in September when he "saw this monk walk up, and [two people] started praying to him. To me, it was a National Geographic moment" that captured the culture of the Southeast Asian nation. The two-week vacation was his first trip to Asia. "It was pretty amazing; it might as well be Mars," he said. He used a Canon A560.
January 14, 1987 |
Cambodian guerrillas said Tuesday they killed nine Vietnamese soldiers and wounded 17 in an attack on a train in western Cambodia. Khmer Rouge radio, monitored in Bangkok, said that in addition to the train ambush Friday, guerrillas killed or wounded scores of Vietnamese soldiers in attacks on Pochentong airport near Phnom Penh on Jan. 5 and on river barges near the capital on Jan. 2 and 4.
September 30, 1986 |
Cambodian guerrillas said Monday that 160 Cambodian government troops mutinied earlier this month and killed 30 Vietnamese soldiers. A spokesman for the guerrilla group headed by Prince Norodom Sihanouk said in Bangkok that the Cambodians, from an artillery battalion, killed 10 Vietnamese soldiers in the northwestern province of Battambang on Sept. 9 and 20 more last week. Vietnam invaded Cambodia in 1978, toppled the Khmer Rouge government and set up its own government in Phnom Penh.
November 20, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA From LAX, Asiana, Korean, Thai, China Airlines, EVA and China Southern offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHAT TO DO Le Tigre de Papier cooking school, Pub Street, Siem Reap; 011-855-122-6581, http://www.letigredepapier.com/en/cooking.php . Three-hour cooking classes are $12 and include preparation of an appetizer, main course and dessert plus a visit to the local market.
January 5, 1993 |
Over the past three decades, Cambodia has suffered just about every kind of conflict imaginable: civil wars, air wars and border wars. And now that a modicum of peace has been restored, the country is enjoying an old-fashioned newspaper circulation war. What's even more surprising is that the two principal adversaries are English-language newspapers in a country where English is not widely spoken. Both publications are owned by foreigners.
June 3, 1991 |
Long-stalled negotiations aimed at ending Cambodia's civil war opened under an ominous cloud Sunday, with the Phnom Penh government presenting the three-faction opposition coalition with a call for a war crimes tribunal that threatened to derail the talks from the outset. The target of the call is one of the three factions in the opposition, the Communist Khmer Rouge, accused of "genocide" while it held power in Cambodia.
September 29, 1987 |
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok denied Cambodia's assertion that Washington has not tried to contact Phnom Penh for help in retrieving remains of missing American servicemen. Washington officials have sought such assistance in the past without "substantive" response, embassy spokesman Ross Petzing said Monday. Disputing the statement of Cambodian Premier Hun Sen that "no one has gotten in touch with us," Petzing said U.S.
June 5, 1993 |
Cambodian politics, full of blood and treachery, have always seemed reminiscent of a Shakespearean tragedy. But Friday, the collapse of efforts to form a coalition government was more suggestive of a television soap opera rich in family psychodrama.
May 15, 2011 |
A muddy, weed-choked field in the hills of northern Cambodia is the last resting place of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot, chief instigator of a communist regime that enslaved a nation, dismantled its social and cultural institutions and took the lives of 2 million or more people. In life, he was a cipher, known only to a handful of confederates. He died of a reported heart attack in 1998, with his revolution collapsed around him. While United Nations-backed war crimes trials of surviving Khmer Rouge henchmen drag on in Phnom Penh, and another strongman, Hun Sen, also considered oppressive, rules the country, the Cambodian people go about their business.