Cambodia Morning News For December 13

Cambodia Morning News For December 13

Cambodia morning newsEU Halts Funding to Cambodia’s National Election Committee
The European Union on Tuesday said it is suspending financial assistance to Cambodia’s National Election Committee, citing the dissolution of the main opposition party by the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of general elections next year.
— Radio Free Asia

Ethnic Vietnamese in Phnom Penh resigned to document purge
Ngoc Yoeung, 78, has lived in Cambodia his entire life. But yesterday, he and dozens of other ethnic Vietnamese residents reported to immigration police at the Borey Roungroeng Market on Chroy Changvar, where they were stripped of their only forms of legal documentation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian-Americans Protest at White House Against Democratic Decline
The protest was led by several former lawmakers from the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was dissolved by court order in November.
— VOA (video)

Cambodia Exports 150,000 Tons of Rubber
Within the first eleven months of 2017, Cambodia exported more than 150,000 tons of dry rubber, an increase of 31%, amounted up to $250 million, compared to the same period in 2016, according to the official report of the General Department of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Kingdom’s startups stuck in the middle with no capital
Despite Cambodia having a vibrant startup scene with entrepreneurs launching ventures on a near daily basis, businesses trying to tap into financial resources for growth have difficulty accessing capital and are stuck in the unbankable “missing middle”, according to a recent study.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia facing a dilemma on plan to give roads a facelift
With more than half of Cambodia’s 6,000 kilometres of roads being classified as “poor” or of “bad” quality by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, industry insiders said that the government needs to engage with the private sector to spur investment into quality construction and maintenance projects.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Joint Patrols Put Vietnam-Cambodia Military Ties in the Headlines
A recent interaction offered a glimpse into a more sensitive area of bilateral relations.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia’s garment export growth expected to slow next year — manufacturers’ group
Concerns about the impact of next year’s election and competition from lower-cost or more efficient Asian rivals will slow the growth of Cambodia’s garment industry next year, the main manufacturers’ group said.
— The Edge Markets

Orm Yentieng: Former CNRP Officials Must Declare Assets
Senior Minister Orm Yentieng, President of Anti-Corruption Unit said that former lawmakers, said that provincial council chiefs and commune council members of the former dissolved opposition party are required to declare their assets within 30 days; otherwise would face a maximum sentence of one month.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen says military neutrality ‘doesn’t extend to Rainsy’
Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded former opposition leader Sam Rainsy yesterday that the military’s neutrality does not apply to alleged traitors attempting to topple the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Three Principles for Analyzing Issues
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday morning said that there are three principles to analyze national and international issues, including historical perspectives, intelligent skill, and logical views.
— Fresh News

First Intelligence Expertise Training Center in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the inauguration ceremony of the first intelligence training center that costed nearly $2 million.
— Fresh News


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