Cambodia Morning News For December 12

Cambodia Morning News For December 12

Cambodia morning newsOverseas Cambodians Rally in Washington to Protest Hun Sen
More than a thousand Cambodians living in the United States, Canada, and France demonstrated in front of the Cambodian embassy in Washington on Sunday to demand that Cambodia release political opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison.
— Radio Free Asia

Democracy in Kingdom dealt a setback
The dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is the most serious setback of Cambodian democracy since the violent incidents of 1997.
— The Phnom Penh Post

OPWC Arrives in Cambodia to Remove U.S Bombs
Tea Banh, Minister of National Defense said that the presence of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Cambodia shows that Cambodia did not take the chemical weapons issues to attack the United States.
— Fresh News

Court Summons Sam Rainsy
Representative of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has summoned Sam Rainsy, former president of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to appear in court on January 11, 2018, to clarify charges of inciting an army to rebel against the government.
— Fresh News

Island nations offer advice on development of infrastructure
At a regional conference held in Phnom Penh yesterday, international officials met to discuss how Cambodia needs to adopt a more resilient infrastructure strategy to ensure stable economic growth by taking lessons from regional counterparts and seeking out their guidance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US to Help Cambodia Preserve Khmer Rouge Victims’ Belongings
The U.S government has provided more than $55,000 to Cambodia for the preserving of personal items belonging to prisoners at a Khmer Rouge prison and torture center in the 1970s.

Financial technology to lead the way for Cambodia’s growing startup scene
Khuon Sophorth is the founder of Morakot, a Cambodian tech company that provides cloud-based core banking software to financial institutions keen to cut costs.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Mekong River Commission stations not operational
Less than half of the monitoring stations set up by the Mekong River Commission in Cambodia are not operational due to a lack of financial commitment from the Cambodian government, officials said yesterday, jeopardising the collection of important environmental and hydrological data.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Interior Notifies Associations and NGOs to Fulfill Obligations
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) issued a press release on Monday to local associations and non-governmental organizations (NGO) that failed to comply with statutory obligations.
— Fresh News

Kingdom’s factory registrations on the rise in 2017
More than 115 new factories were registered during the first nine months of the year, an increase of 7.5 percent compared to the same period last year, creating over 50,000 jobs, according to data from the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom on track for good 2018, says AMRO
Cambodia’s economic growth is expected to remain stable this year and the next, but structural reforms and a rebalancing of the budget is critical in the medium term to sustain economic growth, the Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said yesterday in a report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

2nd China-Cambodia film tour kicks off
The second China-Cambodia Film Tour kicked off in Phnom Penh on Monday with the aim of promoting cultural ties between the two countries, officials said.
— Xinhua

More rangers needed to protect forests: minister
More rangers are needed to patrol the Kingdom’s protected areas, Ministry of Environment officials said yesterday during the release of a preliminary annual report, which also detailed total seizures from crackdown operations from January through November.
— 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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