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ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting: Secretary of State Antony Blinken Visits Cambodia and the Philippines

August 5, 2022 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Cambodia. A press conference was given at Raffle Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh,

30 Looted Antiquities Returned to Cambodia

New York — the United States Attorney announced 30 Cambodian statues and artifacts will be returned to Cambodia as a result of joint investigation with U.S. Homeland Security and the Cambodian government.

UN Expert Proposes Human Rights Agenda for Cambodia to Pave the Way for Democratic Reforms

GENEVA – UN Special Rapporteur Vitit Muntarbhorn has issued a 10-point human rights agenda to improve the human rights situation in Cambodia, open up civil and political space and pave the way for democratic

Baker-Polito Administration Signed a New Executive Order to Create Supplier-Diversity Office Oversight and Accountability

BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration signed a new Executive Order that will provide more opportunities for diverse and small businesses. The new executive order includes elements that will strengthen the state’s commitment to equity and inclusion

Dominik Lay Joins the 18th Middlesex District State Rep. Race

Lowell, MA — The 18th Middlesex District State Rep. election has gotten more competitive as Dominik Lay, a current 3rd term Lowell School Committee member, has joined the race.  Lay resigned from

Merrimack Valley Food Bank Changes in Leadership

Lowell, MA — the Merrimack Valley Food Bank recently announced a staff reorganization that will promote Assistant Director Debbie Callery to Executive Director. Amy Pessia, who has been the with the MVFB

American-Cambodian Human Rights Defender Theary Seng Convicted, Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Phnom Penh, Cambodia –an American-Cambodian human rights and democracy activist Theary Seng was convicted of “conspiracy to commit treason” and “incitement to create gross chaos impacting public security.”  On June 14, 2022,

Middlesex CC Awarded $735,000 Workforce Training Grant

Lowell, MA — Middlesex Community College received $735,000 as part of the Baker-Polito Administration $15 Million Workforce Training Grant awarded to the 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The funding supports “the creation and

CMAA Annual Meeting at UMass Lowell Innovation Hub

Lowell, MA — Wednesday June 22, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell held its first in person annual meeting since the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting marks 38 years of social services

Re: The hosting of an ASEAN dictator by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS)

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, (CSIS), has invited Vietnam’s Prime minister Pham Minh Chinh to be its keynote speaker on May 11, 2022. This is a shameful example of pro-business

The White House Welcomed a “Dictator Club”

Washington, D.C., –the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations were welcomed to the White House for the Special U.S. – ASEAN Summit on May 12-13, 2022. It marked the 45th anniversary

Harvard students host panel to discuss Jesse Sarey, a Cambodian American murdered by Washington State Police Jeff Nelson and his upcoming trial

The Harvard University Khmer Student Association and the Pan-Asian Coalition at the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted a virtual panel, “Justice 4 Jesse,” on May 18 to discuss the life of

Maura Healey for Massachusetts Governor

Maura Healey visited Cambodian businesses in Lowell on Monday, May 23rd as part of her campaign for Massachusetts’ Governor. She made five stops and spent one hour and 15 minutes speaking with

“Beyond Mobility” Campaign Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is launching the “Beyond Mobility” campaign, which is a long-range planning initiative from the designed to hear directly from commuters across the state. Massachusetts residents can have

Update: Cambodia and Myanmar diasporas Held protest in Washington D.C. during the US-ASEAN Summit

Thursday, May 12 –Cambodia and Myanmar diasporas held ASEAN People’s Summit Rally in Washington D.C., in parallel to the US-ASEAN Summit, to promote human rights and democracy, and to denounce autocracy in

Mass Cultural Council Awards $975,000 for Pandemic Recovery to 51 AAPI Organizations 

BOSTON – Three Cambodian American organizations in Lowell received the grants from Mass Cultural Council according to a press release on Wednesday, May 3rd. Khmer Post USA, CMAA and Angkor Dance Troupe

Lowell’s New City Manager is Rep. Tom Golden

Lowell, MA – Longtime State Representative Tom Golden was sworn in as the next City Manager last night. Rep. Golden has served the 16th Middlesex District, which includes Centralville, Pawtucketville, and North

Cambodian New Year Celebration, Khmer Rouge Dark Past In Shadow

Cambodians celebrate the New Year on April 13 – 15, the three days of celebration is a tradition more than 5,000 years old. Cambodians share this holiday at the same time as

A Conversation with LRTA Bus Driver

Sokhoeun Muon is 35 years old, born in Nashville, Tennessee. He moved to Lowell with his family when he was two years old. In 2012, he was introduced to the Lowell Regional

A Message from Soben

Dear loyal readers and advertisers: We’re celebrating the 14th year anniversary of Khmer Post USA. Since 2008, we have printed 337 editions totaling over 1 million free copies for our community. We

Editorial: State Rep Race in Lowell’s Highlands

In 2015, the first Cambodian American was elected as State Representative to Massachusetts, Rady Mom, from Lowell. An eastern acupuncturist by trade and an excellence golf player, Rep. Mom has been widely

First Cambodian American Woman Swears in as School Committee

Susie Chhuon– the first Cambodian American swears in as School Committee member on Wednesday night at Lowell City Hall. With the attendance of her family, friends, and supporters, the room is filled

ក្លឹបកាហ្វេកាសែតខ្មែរប៉ុស្តិ៍សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក នៅហាងសៀវភៅ Lala Books

កិច្ចប្រជុំក្លឹបកាហ្វេកាសែតខ្មែរប៉ុស្តិ៍សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកលើកទី ២ ជាមួយសហគមន៍បានធ្វើឡើងនៅថ្ងៃទី ១៩ ខែមីនា ឆ្នាំ ២០២២ នៅហាងសៀវភៅ Lala Books ក្នុងទីក្រុងឡូវែល រដ្ឋម៉ាសាឈូសេត។ ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍នេះត្រូវបានឧទ្ទិសដល់អ្នកនិពន្ធខ្មែរអាមេរិកាំង និងសិល្បៈអក្សសាស្ត្រ។ ភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសដែលបានចូលរួម រួមមាន លោក ហុង ណេត ក្រុមប្រឹក្សាក្រុងធំនៃទីក្រុង Lynn ដែលទើប ចេញផ្សាយសៀវភៅអនុស្សាវរីយ៍មួយឈ្មោះថា “ផ្តល់ឱកាស” សមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សាក្រុងឡូវែល លោក វាសនា នួន និងសមាជិកសភាកម្ពុជាដែលរស់នៅនិរទេស លោកស្រី មូរ សុខហួរ។

Khmer Post USA Coffee Club at Lala Books

Khmer Post USA 2nd coffee meeting with the community was held on March 19, 2022 at Lala Books in Downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. The event was dedicated to Cambodian American authors & literacy

ច្បាប់រដ្ឋម៉ាសាឈូសេត លើកកម្ពស់ការបោះឆ្នោតដោយសេរី និងយុត្តិធម៌នៅកម្ពុជា

ទីក្រុងឡូវែល រដ្ឋម៉ាសាឈូសេត – ព្រឹទ្ធសមាជិក Edward Kennedy បានចូលរួមកិច្ចប្រជុំសហគមន៍ខ្មែរ-អាមេរិកាំងនៅទីក្រុងឡូវែល កាលពីថ្ងៃទី ៣ ខែមីនា ដើម្បីនិយាយអំពីសេចក្តីព្រាងច្បាប់ដែលគាត់បានប្តឹងដើម្បីថ្កោលទោសការគៀបសង្កត់ផ្នែកនយោបាយ និងលើកទឹកចិត្តឱ្យមានការបោះឆ្នោតដោយសេរី និងយុត្តិធម៌នៅកម្ពុជា ច្បាប់​ S. 2406 ក៏ត្រូវបានសហការជ្រោមជ្រែងដោយអ្នកតំណាង វណ្ណា     ហូវើដ ផងដែរ។ មន្ត្រីជាប់ឆ្នោតនៅក្រុងឡូវែលដែលមានវត្តមាន រួមមានលោក វាសនា នួន សមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សាមណ្ឌលធំ និងលោក John Drinkwater សមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សាសង្កាត់លេខ ៥ លោក Kim