Cambodia Morning News For February 13

Cambodia Morning News For February 13

Cambodia morning newsDetails of ruling party’s five-year plan to minimise opposition revealed
Cambodia’s ruling party will increase surveillance, shut out any opposition “force” and prevent the spread of information that “twists the truth”, according to their five-year political plan, obtained yesterday by The Post.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Taking Full Credit for Robust Economic Growth, Hun Sen Shrugs Off Western Influence
Cambodia’s growing economy is a source of pride for Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has said his leadership has fostered an unprecedented development and has rejected the influence of foreign powers in steering Cambodia away from decades of conflict.

Ministry meets with protesting garment workers following factory closures
Officials from the Ministry of Labour met with former workers from three garment factories in the capital’s Por Senchey district this morning after the owner absconded without warning last week, leaving 2,000 workers without their severance or salary for the month of January.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Appliance recycler RenetJapan to buy Cambodian microlender
Used-goods dealer RenetJapanGroup is purchasing most of Cambodia’s Chamroeun Microfinance as a way to expand its sustainable development business in Southeast Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Development plans for Koh Rong, Koh Rong Somloem unchanged by marine park
Businesses expect the establishment of Cambodia’s first marine national park covering seven coastal islands to boost tourism in the area, while government officials said yesterday it would not affect private development scheduled for the islands.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rosewood Phnom Penh Opens In The Heart Of The Capital’s Cultural And Business Center
Rosewood Phnom Penh opens today, nestled in the iconic 39-story Vattanac Capital Tower prominently located in the central cultural and business district along Preah Monivong Boulevard.
— Market Insider

UN-backed sustainable fellowship announced
Co-working space Impact Hub, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a new Sustainable Development Goal Fellowship intended to assist entrepreneurs in cultivating innovative and sustainable projects.
— The Phnom Penh Post

DPM Men Sam An: India Continues to Provide Scholarships and Loans to Cambodia
Indian Ambassador to Cambodia Manika Jain said that India will continue to provide scholarships to students, help restore Ta Prom temple, and provide loans to Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia deports seven tourists accused of producing pornography
Cambodia has deported seven of the ten foreign tourists charged with producing pornography.

The sound of silence: sexual abuse in Cambodia’s Buddhist pagodas
An unregulated pagoda environment, the status of monks and the downplaying of male rape means that abuse of children in the monkhood is likely more widespread than anyone dares to admit
— Southeast Asia Globe


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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