Cambodia Morning News For November 22

Cambodia Morning News For November 22

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen bids to buy a no-contest election
As Cambodia’s Supreme Court ruled last week to dissolve the country’s main opposition party, Prime Minister Hun Sen spent the day handing out US$2.50 cash envelopes to garment factory workers in the national capital.
— Asia Times

Government agrees to accept deportees from the US
Cambodia has agreed to reaccept deportees from the US but is requesting a delay for those who have serious illnesses, according to a Ministry of Interior official who briefed reporters on a wide-ranging meeting between Interior Minister Sar Kheng and US Ambassador William Heidt yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian business world shrugs off political crackdown
As Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen tightens the screws on democracy to secure a resounding win at next year’s election, the country’s business community has struck a grimly defiant tone amid political convulsions and controversy.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Temporary border checkpoint with Cambodia upgraded
The cabinet on Tuesday (Nov 21) approved the Foreign Ministry’s proposal to upgrade Ban Khao Din temporary border checkpoint in Sa Kaeo’s Khlong Hat district to be another permanent checkpoint, according to Nathaporn Jatusripitak, an adviser attached to the Prime Minister’s Office.
— Thai PBS

International Donors Pulling Support For Cambodia After Opposition Party Ban
International donors are ending aid to Cambodia or ramping up threats to do so after Prime Minister Hun Sen defended a crackdown that critics say has damaged the country’s fragile democracy and thrown the legitimacy of an upcoming ballot into question.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodian, Chinese entrepreneurs meet in Phnom Penh to explore trade, investment opportunities
A Cambodia-China’s Fujian Province business forum was held here on Tuesday, aiming at further promoting trade, investment and tourism relations between Cambodia and China, officials said.
— Xinhua

PPWSA’s revenue flat, profit down 20 pct in Q3
Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) reported total revenue of $13.2 million during the third quarter of the year, a marginal decrease of 0.34 percent from the same period in 2016.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan ‘expresses concern’ over CNRP
Japan’s foreign minister joined the EU in voicing alarm over the dissolution of the CNRP to Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn at a ministerial summit in Myanmar on Monday – even as his Chinese counterpart reiterated Beijing’s support for the move.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian dating apps lucky in love, not money
In recent years, a new crop of Cambodian virtual dating agencies have sprouted to pair up lovelorn singles, and operators are confident that demand for the services exists.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Angkorian Jewelry to Be Returned to Cambodia
The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) on Tuesday said Cambodia is on process of returning the jewelry collection for Angkorian time back from the UK.
— Fresh News


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