Southeast Asia

Arts, Culture & Media

'The Missing Picture' is the first Cambodian film to make it to Oscar night

Cambodian director Rithy Panh will be in Los Angeles for the Oscars on Sunday. His film, "The Missing Picture," is the first film from Cambodia ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. It's Rithy Panh's own personal memories of spending four years of his childhood living in a labor camp under the Khmer Rouge, watching as almost every member of his family died.

Lifestyle & Belief

They were married in the morning, now this couple makes their first Buddhist offering together

My translator and I tagged along with a couple of Buddhist monks wearing maroon robes, wrapped in the formal style covering necks and arms. I thought they were headed out for their morning walk to gather offerings. But after winding through narrow alleys into another Yangon township, I learned that they were headed instead to the home of some longtime-devotees. A young couple had been married that morning, and now wanted to make their first offering as husband and wife.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese monk in exile

Marco Werman speaks with U Gawsita, one of the monks who took part in last year's uprising against the government of Myanmar. 12 months later, he's living in a boarding house in Utica, New York as a political refugee.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Andrea Smardon reports that in spite of government censorship in Myanmar, hip hop has become popular among young Burmese. It's also given some of them a political voice.

Corruption may endanger Khmer rouge trials

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how accusations of corruption is affecting the trial of former Khmer Rouge officials in Cambodia. Among other things, international monitors say Cambodian staff members on the tribunal are forced to give kickbacks to government officials.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked you to name Malaysia's two capitals. One is the country's biggest city, Kuala Lumpur. The other is Malaysia's administrative center, Putrajaya.

Conflict & Justice

Khmer Rouge guilty verdict

Today, a former Khmer Rouge official was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the death of nearly two million Cambodians during the time of the 'Killing Fields.' The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Phnom Penh.