Category Archives: English

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.

Cambodia: UN experts condemn conviction of trade union leader, systematic crackdown on human rights defenders 

GENEVA (24 August 2021) – UN human rights experts have sharply criticised Cambodian authorities over the conviction of prominent human rights defender Rong Chhun, sentenced to prison last week along with two

Candidate for Lowell’s 5th District City Council: Tooch Van

Lowell, MA —8/28/2021 —Tooch Van held his first fundraising campaign at a new Cambodian restaurant in Lowell called Olympic, which opened recently after its former owner closed the business due to the

Historic Numbers of Cambodian Americans Running for Office in Lowell

The upcoming Lowell Municipal election has many new Cambodian-American candidates. Remarkably, there are 2 Cambodian-American incumbents and 4 candidates running for city council. For the school committee seat, there is one incumbent

Lowell primary election will be held on Tuesday September 21, 2021 for City Council Districts 2, 3, 4, and 7

The following candidates are running and voters will vote for only one candidate in the district they live in. Candidates with the lowest votes will be eliminated and only the top two


ប្រព័ន្ធបោះឆ្នោតនៅទីក្រុងឡូវែល បានផ្លាស់ប្តូរនៅឆ្នាំនេះ ដោយសារលទ្ធផលនៃបណ្តឹងទាមទារសិទ្ធិបោះឆ្នោត របស់ក្រុមសហគមន៍ពលរដ្ឋខ្មែរ និងសហគមន៍ពលរដ្ឋដែលនិយាយភាសាអេស្ប៉ាញ កាលពីឆ្នាំ ២០១៧ “Hout et al ទល់នឹងទីក្រុងឡូវែល” ។ ចាប់តាំងពីឆ្នាំ ១៩៤៣ ទីក្រុងឡូវែលបានអនុម័តអភិបាលកិច្ចផែនការ E ការបោះឆ្នោតបានប្រព្រឹត្តទៅនៅ ទូទាំងទីក្រុង សម្រាប់អាសនៈធំៗ ដោយអ្នកកាន់សំបុត្រកំពូលទាំង ៩ ទទួលបានអាសនៈជាសមាជិកក្រុមប្រឹក្សា។ ជាមួយនឹងប្រព័ន្ធនេះ បេក្ខជនជាច្រើនដែលមានទំនាក់ទំនងល្អ និងការទទួលស្គាល់នាមត្រកូលទទួលបានសម្លេងគាំទ្រច្រើន និងទីក្រុងត្រូវបានដំណើរការតាមវិធីនេះអស់រយៈពេលជាយូរមកហើយ។ អ្នកខ្លះបានអះអាងថា វាបានផ្តល់នូវស្ថិរភាពដោយមិនបែងចែកផលប្រយោជន៍អ្នកជិតខាងផ្សេងគ្នា ដែលនាំឱ្យទីក្រុងឡូវែលទាំងមូលមានការរីក ចម្រើន។ ខណៈនេះ ប្រហែលជាការពិតទាំងអស់

Lowell’s New Election System Starts This Year

Lowell, MA — Lowell election system has changed this year as the result of a Voting Rights lawsuit that was brought by a group of Cambodian and Hispanic community members in 2017

Dominik Lay Wins 3 Times in Court, Gets Sworn in as School Committee; City of Lowell Appeal Continues…

Lowell, MA — A Cambodian American named Dominik Lay was sworn in as a school committee member to fill a vacancy after winning several legal challenges Lay vs. City of Lowell & Others.

Lowell Held a Community Vigil Honoring Lives Lost During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Lowell City Hall held a community vigil to honor the lives lost during the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuesday evening, June 29, 2021. White flags were displayed on the ground, attended by nearly

City of Lowell is Expected to Receive Over $75 Millions in Funding through American Rescue Plan

In May 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury launched the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to provide $350 billion in

Cooking Up Success at Youthbuild

“They’re hungry all the time. It was amazing when we started to serve breakfast, kids started to show up, then they wanted to do their math homework and wanted to work,” said