Cambodia morning news for November 2

Cambodia morning news for November 2

Cambodia morning newsMoody’s warns about impact of ‘shift in political relations’
The government’s plan to take a new $2 billion loan for next year’s budget will increase the debt burden to 31.5 per cent of the GDP next year, an analyst from credit rating agency Moody’s said, adding that it remained at a moderate level compared to other sovereigns.
— Phnom Penh Post

Aust refers Cambodia threat to authorities
The federal government has confronted Cambodia over allegations of threats made against the Khmer diaspora and possible meddling in Australian affairs after Prime Minister Hun Sen returned his country to a one party state at elections in July.
— news.com.au

Kingdom sees 69 factories open
Cambodia’s garment industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year. But 32 others closed during the period, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian strongman’s legitimacy challenged
Determined to put words into action, after decades of rhetorical statements concerning Cambodia’s human-rights violations, the European Union (EU) is set to implement its 13-point resolution passed in September.
— Asia Times

Activists Claim Chinese Investment Fueling Land Disputes in Cambodia
Cambodian land rights activists have accused Chinese investors of fueling land disputes through unscrupulous land acquisition and development.
— VOA Cambodia

Capital’s Tuol Kork district projected to triple in 10 yrs
Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district is projected to see a threefold increase in the supply of apartments for rent, which is predicted to reach a total of 5,000 units in the early 2030s, according to a study.
— Phnom Penh Post

Ministry will continue to partner the private sector to boost animal product sector
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry will continue to cooperate with the private sector to strengthen partnerships and improve investment opportunities in Cambodia’s animal product sector.
— Khmer Times

Government threatens ‘action’ if IPU ‘extremists’ violate sovereignty
NATIONAL Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long on Wednesday threatened unspecified “action” against the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) if “extremists” violated Cambodian sovereignty, as the body hit back at claims of interference by saying it was simply insisting on “due process”.
— Phnom Penh Post

Australia’s Cambodia Refugee Deal is Dead
Australia’s controversial refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia has expired and is “no longer an option” for the immediate future, the country’s Senate has been told.
— VOA Cambodia

Bangkok, Phnom Penh to launch direct flights to central Taiwan
In order to attract more visitors from Southeast Asia to the Taichung World Flora Exposition, the city government has worked with private airlines to launch direct flights between Bangkok and Taichung, and between Phnom Penh and Taichung starting November.
— Taiwan News

The European Union threatens the mainstay of Cambodia’s economy
FROM STITCHING sequins to printing logos, making clothes can be a delicate, fiddly process. Even so, Cambodian factories swiftly fulfil huge orders placed by Western firms.
— The Economist

Why Nike and Puma want Cambodia to meet EU demands
Earlier this month, the European Union put Cambodia on notice that its preferred trade status is at risk.
— EU Observer

Woman jailed for ramming car into motorbike
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a Chinese businesswoman to two years jail and fined her about $1,000 for ramming her car into a motorbike, killing the rider and seriously injuring his passenger in August.
— Khmer Times

NGO raises concern over disabled peoples’ rights
A non-governmental organisation has expressed its disappointment over the lack of enforcement of laws to ensure that people with disabilities are provided with the same opportunities to work and live in society as able-bodied people.
— Khmer Times

Prasac microfinance Institution to receive $40 million loan
The ADB has approved $40 million loan to Prasac microfinance institution to expand micro and small, medium-sized enterprise lending, according to the report.
— Khmer Times

Smugglers Move Timber From Cambodia’s Mondulkiri, Defying Government Warnings
Smugglers working in collusion with corrupt officials on both sides of the border are continuing to move illegally harvested timber from Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province into neighboring Vietnam in spite of government warnings to halt the trade, sources in Cambodia say.
— Radio Free Asia

Kampot, Cambodia and the Chinese Gambling Boom
Cambodia has an amazing history that tourists want to experience. However, for the last 50 or 60 years, Cambodia has endured civil unrest and underdevelopment.
— USA Online Casino

PM slams ‘foolish’ Europe trip remark
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday took issue with a prominent political analyst, calling him a “fool” for his critical comment on the outcome of the prime minister’s one-week trip to Europe and Turkey last month.
— Phnom Penh Post

Family questioned over sex doc
Phnom Penh Anti-Trafficking Police yesterday questioned a mother and her daughter who appeared in a documentary titled ‘My mother sold me’ after the news video went viral, causing an uproar.
— Khmer Times

UN envoy meets with Land Minister
Rhona Smith, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, met with Land Management Minister Chea Sophara yesterday to discuss matters pertaining to land and human rights in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

At a loss’ over land clearance
The authorities are at a loss over who had cleared and demarcated more than 50ha of mangrove forests in Village I, Tumnob Rolok commune, Stung Hav district, in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Phnom Penh Post

Health officials asked to curb discrimination
Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the Health Ministry to monitor hospitals providing free medical check-ups and treatments to garment workers.
— Khmer Times

Meet the 23-Year-Old Cambodian Woman Teaching Her Country About Consent
Seated in a classroom on the bucolic fringes of Cambodia’s capital, three dozen teenagers put a radically new term to the test: affirmative consent.
— time.com

Emerald raises A$27m for Cambodian gold project
ASX-listed Emerald Resources has raised A$27-million through a share placement to fund development activities at its Okvau gold project, in Cambodia.
— Mining Weekly

Launching Ceremony of Phnom Penh Clean Campaign 2018
Secretary of State for Environment H.E. Eang Sophalleth (Pic. 1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over the launching ceremony of Phnom Penh Clean Campaign 2018 this morning.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

PM to attend Asean Summit in Singapore
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he will continue developing the nation through diplomatic overtures during overseas trips in the coming months.
— Khmer Times

 

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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

 

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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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