Category Archives: English

Editorial: The First Cambodian American Mayor in the U.S – to Celebrate or not Celebrate?

January 3rd, 2022 – the City of Lowell swore in the new hybrid “district and at-large” elected councilors for the first time as a result of a civil rights lawsuit Hout vs.

Joint Statement from Over 200 Civil Society Organizations Condemns Hun Sen’s Visit to Myanmar

This week, Cambodia Strong Man, Prime Minister Hun Sen is going to visit Myanmar on January 7 as part of his plan to “strengthen the ASEAN” as chairman of ASEAN in 2022,

Fairness and Democracy Committee to Speak out in Support of Vesna Nuon for Mayor

A gathering of concerned residents has secured a permit to hear speakers advocating for the election of City Councilor Vesna Nuon as Mayor of Lowell.  The event will take place at Lowell

Hun Sen Supports His Eldest Son as Next PM

Phnom Penh — Cambodian prime minister and president of the Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen said last week on December 2 that, “I announce my full support for my son, Hun Manet,

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen Undermines the ASEAN in Recognizing Myanmar’s Military Junta

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Myanmar State Counselor, was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Monday December 6 after a court found her guilty of incitement and violating Covid-19 restrictions. The

Statewide COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program seeks applicants 

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is reminding tenants facing financial challenges due to the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that help is available through the

Debriefing on Theary Seng Mass Trial on Dec 7 in Phnom Penh

  Earlier today, I was with Theary Seng in Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Cambodia as her mass trial with 42 others resumed on charges of “conspiracy to commit treason” and “incitement

Cambodian American Human Rights Defender Theary Seng Head to Sham Trial

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – On December 7, 2021, American-Cambodian human rights defender and democracy advocate Theary Seng will appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to answer for politically motivated charges related

Former Premier Prince Ranariddh Norodom Dies at 77

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Prince Ranariddh Norodom of the Kingdom of Cambodia passed away on November 28, 2021 in France. He was 77 years old. He is the son of the late

CNRP Youth Activist Sin Khon Slain in Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia — youth activist Sin Khon [Khun] of the opposition party was slain on Sunday early morning November 21, 2021, just days after Prime Minister Hun Sen warned the public

Facing the International Pressure, Rong Chhun & 17 Activists Released from Prey Sar Prison

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Rong Chhun, a prominent union leader and rights defender, and 17 activists were released from prison on Friday, November 12, 2021. The Phnom Penh Court of Appeals gave

Legacies of 1991 Paris Peace Agreement for Cambodia: Part I. Elections

Part I. National Elections Cambodia’s ruling party (CPP), under one “strong man” prime minister Hun Sen, has been in power for 36 years. How did this happen? Did the Paris Peace Agreement

Legacies of 1991 Paris Peace Agreement for Cambodia: Introduction

October 23rd, 2021 – marked the 30th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement for Cambodia. Many of our readers, especially the younger generation may not be familiar with what it is and

Lowell City Council Election Results 2021

Lowell, Massachusetts held its first hybrid at-large and district election system on November 2nd, 2021. The results brought a diverse change that the minority community has long waited to see since the

Controversy over Lowell Mayor Election (Selection)

Lowell, MA (Saturday November 6, 2021) — the day after Lowell’s election was supposed to be filled with joy for the minority community. The community has elected two people of color to

Khmer Post USA Endorses Nuon, Elliott, Belanger, Gignac, Chum and Leahy for Lowell City Council

As we begin a new chapter in Lowell politics, we want to remember this moment and the decision we make on who to represent the people of Lowell. Remember that as we

Try Pheap Group — blacklisted by Global Manetsky Act to develop Cambodia Rabbit Island, Kep Province for $130 Million

Phnom Penh — The Cambodian Government released in a statement on September 29, 2021 that Try Pheap Group has begun the construction on Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay), an investment project that is

Cambodian born in a Refugee Camp Now Runs for Lowell City Council

Ty Chum came to Lowell, Massachusetts in 1990 as a child refugee. He was born in a Thailand  refugee camp to a family of three brothers and three sisters. His father, a

A Summary of Lowell Candidate Forums

Lowell general municipal election will be held on November 2nd. Khmer Post USA collaborated with LTC, Lowell Sun News, and Lowell Votes to host a series of candidate forums from September 27

បណ្ឌិតសុវណ្ណ ទុន មេដឹកនាំសហគមន៍ខ្មែរ និងព្រះពុទ្ធសាសនានៅ   រដ្ឋ Maryland សង្កាត់ Columbia និងសង្កាត់ Virginia ទទួលមរណភាពក្នុងជន្មាយុ ៨១ ឆ្នាំ

ទីក្រុង Silver Spring, MD – ថ្ងៃទី៩ ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ ២០២១ – ហ៊ុំព័ទ្ធដោយក្រុមគ្រួសាររបស់គាត់ លោកវេជ្ជបណ្ឌិតសុវណ្ណ ទុន ទទួលបានការគោរពរាប់អានជាមេដឹកនាំសង្គមនៅក្នុងសហគមន៍អាស៊ី សហគមន៍ខ្មែរ និងសហគមន៍ពុទ្ធសាសនិកនៅរដ្ឋ Maryland សង្កាត់ Columbia និងសង្កាត់ Virginia បានទទួលមរណភាព នៅថ្ងៃសៅរ៍ទី៩ ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ ២០២១ នៅមន្ទីរពេទ្យជាយក្រុង Bethesda ក្នុងជន្មាយុ ៨១ ឆ្នាំ។ អាជីពដ៏យូរអង្វែង

Dr. Sovan Tun, Prominent Leader of Cambodian and Buddhist Communities in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, Dies at 81

Silver Spring, MD — October 9, 2021— Surrounded by his family, Dr. Sovan Tun, revered civic leader in the Asian, Cambodian and Buddhist communities of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia,

Brockton Bakery to Pay Restitution and Penalties and Revise Anti-Discrimination Policies in Settlement with AG’s Office

PLYMOUTH – A Brockton-based bakery will pay up to $95,000 in penalties and restitution, require anti-bias training for employees, and revise its anti-discrimination policies in a settlement reached with Attorney General Maura Healey’s

Lowell Preliminary Election Results 2021

September 21, 2021 — Lowell preliminary council district race was held for the first time following a charter change resulting from a lawsuit. With the new election system, each district would have

Trahan Applauds House Passage of Cambodia Democracy Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03), a member of the Congressional Cambodia Caucus, supported passage of H.R. 4686, the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to direct the President

U.S Congress Passed the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, Hun Sen Government Pays $70,000 a Month to a Lobby Firm in D.C. to Improve His Image

Washington, D.C. — Last week, the United States Congress passed House Resolution 4686 Act (Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021), with an overwhelming majority support of 403 voted yes, and 17 voted no.