September, 2014 | Cruise Mekong River

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Khmer Rouge leaders appeal life sentences for crimes against humanity

Cambodia’s former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan (left) and former chief ideologue Nuon Chea are appealing their crimes against humanity convictions. Photograph: Reuters Legal teams for the Khmer Rouge regime’s former chief ideologue, Nuon Chea, and its former head of state, Khieu Samphan, have appealed their life sentences and convictions for crimes against

Cambodia defends its decision to sign the controversial deal with Australia on refugees settlement – video

Cambodia defended its decision to sign a controversial deal with Australia to receive refugees from a detention centre on the Pacific Island of Nauru on Monday, saying it was both a humanitarian move and the country’s obligation as a signatory under the refugee convention. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this

Mekong River Tour: Siem Riep to Ho Chi Minh City 8D – 7N

Mekong River Delta

No trip down Mekong River other than a 7-night journey on MV Jayavarman Cruise from Siem Riep, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, can be more impressive and inspiring, which offers you a golden opportunity to explore tranquil landscapes as well as locals’ life throughout the great length of the Mekong River. DAY 1:

UNHCR deeply concerned over Cambodia-Australia refugee deal video

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is ‘deeply concerned’ over a deal struck between Australia and Cambodia, in which Cambodia will resettle potentially hundreds of refugees who were intercepted trying to reach Australia. ‘This is a worrying departure from international norms,’ he says This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if

Cambodia deal says refugees will be settled outside Phnom Penh

Scott Morrison with Cambodian minister of interior Sar Kheng in Phnom Penh on Friday. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images The deal signed by immigration minister Scott Morrison in Phnom Penh on Friday will see refugees held on the South Pacific island of Nauru resettled “outside” the Cambodian capital. Morrison refused to answer questions regarding the

Scott Morrison champagne toast in Phnom Penh ‘crass, sickening’: Greens

A toast: Scott Morrison and Cambodia’s interior minister, Sar Kheng, at the signing ceremony in Phnom Penh. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images Toasting his Cambodian “dirty deal” with champagne was a crass and sickening move by the immigration minister, Scott Morrison, the Australian Greens have said. Morrison signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambodia’s interior

Australia signs controversial refugee transfer deal with Cambodia

Families in the Nauru detention centre protest against Australia’s new deal to resettle refugees in Cambodia. Photograph: Supplied The Australian immigration minister, Scott Morrison, has signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh that cements a plan for refugees who sought Australia’s protection to be ultimately resettled in Cambodia instead. But refugees on Nauru have

Cambodians protest against refugee deal with Australia in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Monks, students and villagers say Cambodia cannot even take care of its own people as protest outside Australian embassy in Phnom Penh turns violent Continue reading… Cambodia | The Guardian

Cambodians protest Australia using country as refugee dumping ground

Protesters outside the Australian embassy said Cambodia is not fit to accommodate refugees, as it cannot take care of its own people. Photograph: Lauren Crothers Monks, students and villagers from two of Phnom Penh’s most notorious eviction sites protested outside the Australian embassy on Friday, calling for a controversial refugee settlement deal not to be

Hu Tieu My Tho

Come to My Tho for tasting Hu Tieu

There are many kinds of Hu Tieu: Hu Tieu Nam Vang (Cambodia noodle soup), Hu Tieu Tau (Chinese noodle soup), Hu Tieu My Tho (My Tho noodle soup) but Hu Tieu My Tho deserves to be one of the cuisine symbols of the West area. Back in the 1960s, a shop in My Tho, 70