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Governor Healey and Lieutenant Governor Driscoll Sign $56 Billion Fiscal Year 2024 Budget 

BOSTON – Gov. Maura Healey today signed a $55.98 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24), making historic investments in schools, child care, workforce development,public transit, housing, climate resiliency and other key areas that will help

Hun Manet will perpetuate his father’s dictatorship in Cambodia: Will Australia speak out for human rights and democracy?

On Monday 7th August Cambodia’s King approved the nomination of Hun Manet, son of leader Hun Sun, as Cambodia’s next Prime Minister. The nomination will be endorsed by Cambodia’s Parliament on 22nd

Governor Healey Declares State of Emergency, Calls for Support for Newly Arriving Migrant Families 

BOSTON – Governor Maura T. Healey today declared that a state of emergency exists in Massachusetts due to rapidly rising numbers of migrant families arriving in Massachusetts in need of shelter and services and a severe lack of shelter availability in the

About Cambodia New Premier Hun Manet

Hun Manet was born on 20 October 1977 in Koh Thmar Village, Memot District, Kampong Cham Province during the Khmer Rouge rule of Cambodia as the second son of Hun Sen and Bun Rany. He grew up and received his

Vietnamese Authorities Unlawfully Detained Khmer Krom Rights Activists

Tra Vinh, Vietnam – Vietnamese authorities have unlawfully detained three ethnic Khmer Krom (Cambodian) rights activists on July 31 alleging that they are “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of

Dozens of local organizations received $352,772 Ad-Hoc Grant, part of ARPA fund

 The City of Lowell announced the recipients of their first round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Ad-Hoc Grant program. This grant initiative is a one-time grant program overseen by the City’s

First “historic” building of VIETNAMESE INDOCHINA

Paris —  Cambodian Border Committee and around the world issued a declaration on June 1 with regarding the creation of an international legislative body in former French Indochina called “Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Undocumented Massachusetts Immigrants Can Now Get Driver Licenses

Starting July 1, 2023, undocumented immigrants living in Massachusetts can obtain a standard driver’s license. It is a hard-won battle for many immigrant families as the state legislature passed the Work and

Lowell Folkfest: One of America’s Largest Free Music Festivals is Set for July 28-30

Lowell Folk Festival, one of the longest running free folk festivals in the country, announced the first nine performers coming to the mill city for 3 days of music, dance, crafts, food,

History of Kampuchea Krom: The Annexation of Cambodian Land by Vietnam

This article is about the history of Kampuchea Krom (Lower Cambodia or Mekong Delta) which is now South Vietnam so our history will not to be forgotten. June 4th, 2023 marks 74

American Political Prisoner in Cambodia Theary Seng Launches Ten-Day Hunger Strike After United Nations Calls for Her Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – Theary Seng announced from Preah Vihear Prison that she has started a ten-day hunger strike to demand her release and that of other political prisoners, as well as draw further international attention to the deteriorating human rights and democracy situation under the Hun

United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Demands Immediate and Unconditional Release of U.S./Cambodia Dual National and Human Rights Activist Theary Seng

Photo: Samuel/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (“Working Group”) published its judgment on its website that U.S./Cambodia dual national and human rights activist Theary Seng has

Healey-Driscoll Administration Releases Joint Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Race-Based Admissions 

BOSTON – The Healey-Driscoll Administration, along with over 100 Massachusetts institutions of higher education leaders, civil rights advocates, other elected officials, and organizations dedicated to equity issued the following statement today regarding the United States Supreme Court’s decision in two higher education admissions cases Students for

UN Experts Call on Cambodian Authorities to Ensure for Free and Fair Electoral Environment ahead of July General Elections

GENEVA – UN experts urged Cambodian authorities to ensure an inclusive, genuine, and peaceful electoral process, in full respect of human rights, including rights to freedom of assembly, association and expression for

Blasting into the Future with Virgin Galactic’s Unity 25 Mission

New Mexico –Virgin Galactic completed its first spaceflight mission called Unity 25 on Thursday, May 25th. It is the first since its founder Sir Richard Branson took flight in July 2021 and

Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces New Leadership Team at Office for Refugees and Immigrants 

 BOSTON — Governor Maura Healey, Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kate Walsh today announced three key leadership appointments for the Office for Refugees and Immigrants (ORI). Cristina Aguilera Sandoval,

Lynn Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) Seeks Projects

LYNN — The City of Lynn’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF) is accepting applications for funding through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released on May 3, 2023. Through this NOFA, the

Massachusetts House Asian Caucus Kickoff the #ShopAAPIMonth Challenge

BOSTON – The Massachusetts House Asian Caucus announced that for the third year running they will be challenging their colleagues and their communities to shop at local Asian and Asian American-owned businesses

Governor Maura Healey Signs a Proclamation to declare AANHPI Heritage Month

Boston — Governor Maura T. Healey signed a proclamation to declare Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month yesterday at the Massachusetts State House. Governor Healey was joined by members of AANHPI community, Mayor of Boston

National Health Survey is Coming to Middlesex Country This Summer

All counties and cities in the United States have a chance to be selected for the NHANES and, this year, Middlesex County is one of 15 counties selected to be part of

Open Lowell: Promoting Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity

In celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the City of Lowell launched Open Lowell, a new initiative that recognizes Lowell’s unique cultural diversity and promotes an inclusive environment. Open Lowell celebrates

Tech Goes Home Receives $4.5 Million Dollar Grant to Expand Digital Equity Work Across Massachusetts

Tech Goes Home, a Massachusetts nonprofit working to advance digital equity, has received a historic $4.5 million dollar grant to expand its digital access in 13 Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth —

Lynn Mayor Signs Historic Compact Committing to Diversity in Real Estate Development

BOSTON – Mayors from Lynn, Cambridge, Salem and Somerville joined on Monday with leaders from the City of Boston and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll to sign the CommonWealth Development Compact, committing to

Secretary Santiago Pays Tribute to Vietnam Veterans in Worcester and Visits Project New Hope

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, Executive Office of Veterans’ Services Secretary Jon Santiago paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Massachusetts veterans at

Mayor Sokhary Chau Travels to Cambodia May 3rd-16th for SEA Games

According to a press release by the City of Lowell, Mayor Sokhary Chau is traveling to Cambodia this week from May 3rd – 16th with a delegation of Lowell’s USA Cambodia Sports Association