Cambodia charges environmentalists with insulting king
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Advocacy group Mother Nature activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim Leanghy were arrested last week for documenting waste discharge into a city river.
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In the classic Scheherazade myth, a Persian queen tells stories to captivate an evil ruler, saving herself and thousands of possible victims from death. The children's book "Sharzhad and the Angry King", by Montreal-based author and illustrator Nahid Kazemi, is a wonderful retelling of that legend. It's about a little girl who helps a tyrannical leader evolve through stories.
The threat of not being eligible for office for the next two decades hangs over the opposition lawmakers who were considering a boycott of the national ballot.
Cambodia's authoritarian prime minister and his party face little opposition in upcoming elections and access to free media in the country remains restricted.
Hun Sen, after almost 40 years in power, is set to win a landslide victory after banning opposition and stifling dissent.
Hun Sen has ruled the Southeast Asian country for almost four decades. The move comes after his party was victorious in parliamentary elections.
Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for nearly four decades, is passing the baton to his eldest son. This follows confirmation of a landslide election victory last month in a vote decried as a sham.
London's Metropolitan police said they would take no further action following their investigation into The Prince's Trust. Media reports had suggested a Saudi businessman was offered honors in return for donations.
The vote marks the end of an almost four-decades long rule of his father, Hun Sen. Major powers will watch to see if Cambodia change direction with Hun Manet in control.
July's general election produced a hung parliament in which no clear ruling majority has been formed. The king now decides who will go on to form a new government.
After almost 40 years, Cambodia has a new prime minister: The outgoing prime minister's son. But Hun Sen is expected to maintain some control even after leaving office.
Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination on April 4, 1968.
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