Posts Tagged ‘Cambodia’

Cambodia’s government accused of rights violations under pandemic cover

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Cambodia’s government has been using the coronavirus pandemic as a cover to make arbitrary arrests of opposition political leaders and its critics, says a US-based human rights organization. The government has detained at least 30 people for spreading “fake news” since the start of the outbreak in the country in January, New York-based Human Rights Read more

Former Khmer Rouge seek forgiveness offered by christianity

Monday, July 30th, 2018
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Bishop Enrique Figaredo addressed the Assembly of Catholic Professionals in Brisbane last week, during an Australian tour that included his attendance at Proclaim 2018. Born in Gijon, Spain in 1959, he joined the Society of Jesus he was stationed at refugee camps near the Thai border from 1984-1988. Since 2000 he has been the Apostolic Prefect Read more

Caritas Challenge this year focussing on Cambodia

Friday, April 8th, 2016

The 2016 Caritas Challenge for schools and youth groups is focussed on Cambodia, where many people face social injustice. The challenge runs from April 1 to May 15. The annual event in New Zealand aims at demonstrating solidarity with those living with poverty or injustice. The challenge activities and experiences come under the headings “Move Read more

Trafficked into slavery on a Thai fishing boat

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Three years ago, worried that his earnings as a builder were barely enough to feed his family, Seuy San began to contemplate his prospects over the border in Thailand. Like the hundreds of thousands of his fellow Cambodians who migrate in search of work each year, he had a simple but powerful motivation: “I heard Read more

Kiwi helps Cambodia give kids gift of sight

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Auckland paediatric opthalmologist Dr Justin Mora will be the first of 12 Australasian surgeons to set up a children’s eye clinic and train local doctors in Phnom Penh during the next year – a service that is virtually non-existent in the third world country. Dr Mora’s voluntary contribution is funded by the Australian-based Sight for Read more

Reconciliation in the homes of war criminals

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

On Saturday, I was travelling around the Catholic parish of Khompong Thom in Cambodia in company with the director of UCAN News, Australian Jesuit Fr Michael Kelly, and the parish priest, Thai Jesuit Fr Jub Phoktavi . As we drove through the village of Prek Sbeuv, Jub matter-of-factly pointed to Pol Pot’s old house. It Read more