Cambodia Morning News For September 1

Cambodia Morning News For September 1

Cambodia morning newsASEAN MPs Warn of Rights Deterioration in Cambodia Amid NGO, Media Crackdown
Southeast Asian members of parliament expressed “grave concerns” Thursday over what they called a “worsening human rights situation” in Cambodia, where the government has launched a crackdown on NGOs and independent media outlets ahead of general elections next year.
— Radio Free Asia

Seed giant East-West opens Cambodia branch
East-West Seed Group, one of the world’s largest vegetable seed companies, has stepped up its presence in Cambodia by officially launching a local branch and taking over distribution operations in the Kingdom to better address local market conditions, a company representative said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Thailand rail link not in talks agenda
The joint cabinet meeting between Cambodia and Thailand next month will exclude discussions on the Phnom Penh-Bangkok rail link, leaving the exact date of its launch in limbo.
— Bangkok Post

Cambodia’s dream of democracy is dying
Journalists in Cambodia are under siege. Scared of losing next year’s general election, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party has recently launched a series of attacks on anyone it deems a threat to its power.

International Donors Urged to Confront Gov’t Attacks
Countries legitimizing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime and propping up the state budget with hundreds of millions of dollars in aid must take a stand now against mounting government attacks on NGOs and independent media, the opposition CNRP said this week.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia in the dark over hunt for fugitive Yingluck
The Cambodian Foreign Ministry has denied reports that Thai authorities have asked for help in tracking down former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
— Bangkok Post

Dozens More Faintings Occur at Factory With No Clear Cause
For the second day in a row on Thursday, more than 60 workers fainted at a Phnom Penh garment factory that supplies Swedish fashion giant H&M.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

S. Korean pastor sentenced to 14 years in Cambodia for child sex
A Cambodian court on Thursday sentenced a South Korean pastor to 14 years in prison for purchasing child prostitution and having sexual intercourse with nine underage girls, an anti-pedophile organization said in a statement.
— Xinhua

Young entrepreneurs are the future of Cambodia
Many young Cambodian’s today face a range of challenges when they start their working lives; their lack of experience, skills and capital often mean the work they find is poor quality and low-paid. Research by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Cambodia confirms that while youth unemployment is low (3.8 percent), this rate disguises the high rates of vulnerable employment or work that is dirty, dangerous and demeaning.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forever Foreign
Many have viewed Vietnam as Cambodia’s arch-enemy, a consequence of history. In the wake of such hostility, ethnic Vietnamese who call Cambodia home are forever seen as strangers
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Reviving Cambodian culture, identity
When he first laid eyes on Angkor Wat 57 years ago as a 23-year-old university student, Yoshiaki Ishizawa was so fascinated with the ruins that he vowed to study in-depth the ancient architectural marvel and the once prosperous civilization it represented.
— Global Nation


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