Cambodia Morning News For January 15

Cambodia Morning News For January 15

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s opposition sets up new movement
Foreign-based members of Cambodia’s dissolved opposition party have launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair elections and possibly protests.
— The Star Online

Business Insider: How Codingate is helping Cambodian businesses with their technological needs
As technology use has proliferated among Cambodians, businesses have sometimes struggled to keep up.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government plans one of world’s biggest airports in Kandal
The Cambodian government has approved plans to build one of the world’s largest airports in Kandal province, though key actors have yet to work out the details and one economist noted yesterday that the current proposal may be short-sighted.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China pledges more investment in Cambodia, but is Phnom Penh selling itself short?
Observers consider what price the Southeast Asian nation might one day pay for Beijing’s support.
— South China Morning Post

Hun Sen marks 33 years in power
Prime Minister Hun Sen marked 33 years in power yesterday, claiming he had maintained his tight grip on power through democratic, not dictatorial, means – while also lamenting that he was unable to step down due to the Kingdom’s needs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government to Create Another Kantha Bopha Foundation (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the Royal Government of Cambodia will initiate another Kantha Bopha Foundation in Cambodia to continue funding the operation of Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodia’s endangered cyclo trade receives boost from PM Hun Sen
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a foundation on Sunday (Jan 14) to preserve the country’s remaining iconic cyclos.
— Channel NewsAsia

50 Former CNRP Members Announces Not to Join Sam Rainsy’s Movement
At least 50 former members of Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) announced not to join National Rescue Movement initiated by Sam Rainsy, according to an announcement dated on January 13, 2018.
— Fresh News

Court overturns NGO’s defamation conviction
The Appeal Court on Friday overturned defamation convictions for three staffers from NGO Equitable Cambodia (EC) brought by a former employee.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘I need my family’: how a refugee held on Nauru is struggling to make a new life in Cambodia
Abdullah leans against a scooter on a Phnom Penh backstreet and blows kisses into his smartphone.
— The Guardian

 

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