The use of acid as a weapon is often not intended to kill, but to maim and scar for life. Survivors are left with vivid disfigurement and trauma. In Cambodia, authorities have passed legislation law targeting acid violence in the last year, but many survivors are still waiting for justice. A TV news report.
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In Southeast Asia, one group takes the sport of skateboarding into uncharted territory: the streets of Phnom Penh. A multimedia video piece with photos and sound.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers have failed to hammer out a joint position summarizing key regional meetings. Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations stumbled over how to describe the simmering dispute in the South Chin Sea. The unprecedented impasse has left some officials pointing a finger at chair Cambodia. It also raises questions about the cohesiveness of ASEAN members, China's growing influence in the region and the possibility of a rift within the 10-member bloc.
Cambodians vote Sunday in elections for their local commune councils. In a country where the prime minister, Hun Sen, maintains a tight grip on power, opposition parties are trying to be realistic about the outcome. A feature on the 2012 Cambodian commune elections for VOA.