Cambodia Morning News For February 12

Cambodia Morning News For February 12

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s economic freedom down slightly last year: report
Cambodia’s economic freedom score dropped seven ranks in the annual Economic Freedom Index released by the Heritage Foundation, a US-based, conservative-leaning think tank.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New cement factory opens in Kampot
Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation (CMIC) launched a new factory in Kampot province yesterday, with a total production capacity of 5,000 tonnes of cement per day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Takes Further Actions on Overloaded Truck
Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that all authority in charge who refused to take action against overloaded trucks will face a position withdrawal.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen lauds China, lashes out at US
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday lavished praise on China, attacking anyone who questioned the Kingdom’s relationship with its largest foreign investor, while also accusing the United States of setting up a purported espionage network through civil society organisations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Ranks the Third for Most Popular Leader on Facebook
Facebook is the number one social networking site in the world and billions of people are using it, especially for world-class leaders to provide direct information to their people, leading to the popularization of those world leaders’ Facebook, not only in the country but also around the world.
— Fresh News

US, Cambodia Agree on Deportations
The United States has negotiated a deal to resume the deportation of Cambodians, many of whom arrived as refugees, under a controversial resettlement program.
— VOA

Let’s build our next coal-power plant in Cambodia
As with the hydroeletricity coming from Laos, our other neighbour can reap income from shipping energy to the Thai south.
— The Nation

Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Sweep Senate in Election Without Opposition
On Feb. 25, seven commune councilors are going to vote in Cambodia’s Senate election, a nationwide political contest few citizens know or care much about.
— VOA

Cambodia’s emerging ‘killing fields’
Political opponents have been jailed or driven into exile, the media is muzzled and the voices of civil society are barely heard these days.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Are Disney’s Cambodian Carbon Credits a Fantasy?
The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia’s biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say.
— VOA

 

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