Hun Sen tightens grip on power as Cambodia pivots to China
Mu Sochua, the deputy leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party, says her country’s government is waging “psychological warfare” on its opponents in an effort to break them.
— Financial Times
China, Cambodia agree to strengthen bilateral relations
Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan met with Cambodia’s acting head of state and Senate President Samdech Say Chhum on Tuesday, agreeing to strengthen bilateral relations.
DPP denies intervention in Cambodian politics
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday denied allegations that it attempted to intervene in Cambodian politics, after a Cambodian news outlet reported that a “Taiwanese extremist group” allegedly affiliated with the DPP was plotting with local political operatives to topple the government.
— Taipei Times
BRIEF-Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank to buy stake in AMK Microfinance Institution
Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank aims to own a majority stake in AMK Microfinance Institution Plc
Fresh arrest over Facebook criticism of Hun Sen
The woman, Moeung Lihor, a fruit vendor working in Thailand’s Rong Klua market, was arrested on Friday afternoon by Military Police after authorities had been tracking her Facebook posts over the past several months
— Phnom Penh Post
Cambodia selects Angelina Jolie film as Oscar submission
The Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee announced the choice Monday, calling Jolie’s Cambodian genocide drama “cathartic” and hailing it for bringing back memories “often best forgotten.”
— The Spokesman Review
Environmental NGO Mother Nature dissolved
The Interior Ministry on Friday announced it had stricken critical environmental NGO Mother Nature from its registry, effective immediately, with the group saying it had requested the move and would continue to investigate sand dredging and export violations in the country’s southwest despite the de-registration.
— Phnom Penh Post
Campaign for holiday fair prices
Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism issued an advisory, last week, to hotels and tour companies, calling on them not to inflate prices during public holidays.
— TTR Weekly
WHO declares Cambodia, Laos free of trachoma eye disease
In a news statement, Shin Young-soo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, congratulated the two Southeast Asian countries for successfully eliminating trachoma as a public health problem.
Cambodia and Nepal mull two-way tourism
Travel between the two countries is in its infancy with less than 2,500 Nepalese visiting Cambodia last year and even fewer Cambodians travelling to the Himalayan nation.
— TTR Weekly
Cambodia Signs its Second Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2017-2023
A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.
— International Atomic Energy Agency
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