Cambodia Morning News For December 1

Cambodia Morning News For December 1

Cambodia morning newsCambodian Opposition Sees Revocation of Diplomatic Passports as Further Harassment
Lawmakers from Cambodia’s main opposition party said on Thursday that a move by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to rescind the diplomatic passports of 56 party officials and parliamentarians was another attempt to harass them following their party’s dissolution.
— Radio Free Asia

OPEN LETTER: US Ambassador Should Avoid Using Hated – Incited and Destructive Rhetoric Language !
Recently, US Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. William A. Heitd, provided an exclusive interview with radio the Voice of America (VOA). Using the VOA for such an interview is not a coincidence.
— Fresh News

Government creates logistics council to help sector stay competitive in the region
The Cambodian government recently laid out the framework for the creation of a National Council of Logistics, a specialised interministerial team designed to tackle the high costs of the Kingdom’s logistics sector to promote the efficient flow of exports, according to a royal decree issued on November 24 and obtained by The Post yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Unionists Call on E.U. Not to Impose Economic Sanctions on Cambodia
Some 40 to 50 percent of Cambodia’s garment exports end up in Europe, the unions argued, which would make any punitive sanctions extremely damaging to the Cambodian economy.

Fate of Cambodian democracy now rests with global community
The recent, brutal political repression in Cambodia reached its zenith on November 16 with the dissolution of the main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
— The Nation

A ‘conflict of interest’? Lobbyists and unionists get government positions
Ken Loo, the top lobbyist for garment factory owners in Cambodia, has been appointed adviser at the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training along with a handful of other factory owner lobbyists and pro-government unionists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia sets up task force for PPP infrastructure projects
Cambodia has set up an interministerial task force to develop infrastructure based on public-private partnerships, the country’s public works minister told The Nikkei in a recent interview.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Energy minister looks to draw investors in sector
Cambodian Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem earlier this week courted two major Chinese energy companies hoping to draw investment into the sector, according to an announcement released yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court Tries Senior Managers of Hong Kong Stock Exchange Company
Pursat Provincial Court on Thursday announced to turn Senior Managers of Hong Kong Stock Exchange Company’s cases to the investigating judge to resume the procedure and order the defendants to clarify each case.
— Fresh News

Australian MP asks Foreign Ministry to ‘pressure’ Cambodian government
Australian parliamentarian Mark Butler has sent a letter to Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop asking what concrete action is planned in response to the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party and the arrest of its leader.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bangladeshi PM to visit Cambodia on ties
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to Cambodia from Dec. 3 to 5, according to a Cambodian Foreign Ministry statement on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Social programmes ‘underfunded’
In spite of recent pledges to expand social protections, the Cambodian government has failed to prioritise spending on services that reduce poverty and improve quality of life among vulnerable populations, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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