Cambodia Morning News For January 10

Cambodia Morning News For January 10

Cambodia morning newsCambodian Opposition Officials in Hiding Refuse to Return Home Amid Pressure to Defect
Five opposition commune councilors who have gone into hiding since Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved their party in November said Tuesday that they will not return home amid ongoing pressure to defect to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
— Radio Free Asia

Sanctions won’t stop Cambodia’s democratic collapse
2017 has been an extraordinary year for Cambodia. Former opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested in September over a treason charge and his Cambodia National Rescue Party was dissolved in November.
— East Asia Forum

Hun Sen critic in US Congress won’t seek re-election
One of the loudest voices in Washington condemning Cambodia’s recent political crackdown has announced his intention not to seek reelection to the US House of Representatives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ADB signs $180M in loans to Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed a $180 million package of loans and grants to Cambodia that are meant to improve the country’s roads, water supply and small-scale farms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese “smart” buses bring safe, comfortable transport to Cambodia
Well-equipped with high-tech and air-cons, Chinese Yutong’s ‘smart’ buses have brought a safe and comfortable riding choice to passengers in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Finds New Target for Real Estate: Chinese Investors
To sell real estate in Cambodia, agents are brushing up on their Mandarin.
— New York Times (metered paywall)

Famous Bamboo Railway Restarts Operations in Battambang
The world-famous bamboo railway in Battambang, which was closed in October last year, has reopened to the public in a new location.

Virgin ‘stops purchases of Oddar Meanchey REDD credits’
A Virgin Atlantic representative yesterday said that the British airline is no longer purchasing carbon credits from an area of Oddar Meanchey province set aside for a UN REDD+ program after a report describing widespread problems.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese premier lauds Lancang-Mekong cooperation, China-Cambodia friendship
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said he expects stronger Lancang-Mekong cooperation and more progress in China-Cambodia relations in a signed article published here on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

RCAF Releases Documentary Video Prior to Military Sports Show (Video inside)
A documentary video featuring the roles and duties of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in maintaining peace and development in Cambodia released today prior to Military Sports Show Thursday this week.
— Fresh News (video)

When ignorance leaves pregnant women on the wrong side of Cambodia’s new surrogacy laws
Malis* sits under her home in a remote village with her legs folded under her swelling belly. She’s six months pregnant, expecting a baby girl, and knows nothing about the child’s parents except that they are Chinese.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Water Announces Extreme Cold
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MoWRM), on Monday, issued a notice that the third extreme cold will last from Jan. 10-15, 2018 in Dangrek Mountain, north of Cambodia.
— Fresh News


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

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