Vorak Ny was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and emigrated to the U.S in 1979. In 2003, he moved to be reunited with only surviving sister, Amarine. He lost three sisters and three brothers to the Khmer Rouge regime in 1977. One is missing and presumed dead. His parents survived the regime, and settled in France.
Vorak is a member of United Cambodian Development Association (UCDA), and is the UCDA's Web Developer/Web Master.
Founded in 1997, the UCDA is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. The UCDA's goals are:
- To promote education and health within Cambodian Communities
- To preserve Cambodian culture and heritage
- To support humanitarian efforts to Cambodia
Vorak is currently working at the Council of Ministers/Council for Administrative Reform, as Web Developer Consultant, under the World Bank-funded project Economic and Public Sector Capacity Building, developing its website. He is also working on a forthcoming book, The Bare-Hands Doctrine: 1975, The Odd Year. He is a regular contributor of news to the English-language newspaper in Cambodia, and the Documentation Center of Cambodia.
His articles include the following: