Cambodia morning news for November 22

Cambodia morning news for November 22

Cambodia morning newsAsean may be forced to choose between US, China: Cambodia PM’s son
Southeast Asian nations may soon have to “choose sides” between the US and China in their ongoing trade war, the political heir to Cambodia’s strongman ruler Hun Sen warned Wednesday in rare public comments.
— The Nation

Cambodia marks water festival with boat races
Cambodia began to celebrate the three-day Water Festival on Wednesday with boat races attracting tens of thousands of spectators from across the kingdom.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Airways in talks with Boeing for possible future expansion
Cambodia Airways is holding talks with Boeing, the American airplane manufacturer, to explore possible business ties as part of their expansion plan next year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Outgoing US ambassador to Cambodia calls for release of opposition chief, political reconciliation
The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia on Tuesday called on the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen to free his country’s opposition chief Kem Sokha and foster political reconciliation in the Southeast Asian nation, following a contentious general election widely dismissed as unfree and unfair.
— Radio Free Asia

All eyes on Angkor Gold’s upcoming drilling results
The Kingdom of Cambodia’s government has implemented and upgraded infrastructure to undertake improvements that attract industry.
— Investor Intel

Is the race to the bottom over? Reflecting on ‘surplus’ populations in Cambodia
Everybody speaks about a ‘race to the bottom’ in the world of work. For brick workers enduring debt-bondage in Cambodia the race might already be over.
— Open Democracy

Belt and Road project to strengthen Cambodia’s trade ties
China’s Belt and Road Initiative plays a crucial role in connecting China to Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Bulgaria pen tourism deal
The ministries of tourism of Cambodia and Bulgaria sign a MoU to boost cooperation and the exchange of information.
— Khmer Times

Acleda, GMAC in garment workers payroll system deal
Acleda Bank Plc will roll out its payroll services for garment, shoes and travelling bag factory workers nationwide, thus enabling risk-free electronic transfers of salaries to individual payroll accounts
— Khmer Times

Freedom for Cambodia opposition leader urged
A Cambodian opposition leader reportedly remains effectively under house arrest and his aide is calling for the politician’s freedom of movement.
— NHK World – Japan

A new source of income for Mondulkiri’s Panong
Indigenous people in Mondulkiri are enjoying a second source of income.
— Khmer Times

Government’s “Flying Penthouse” charter jet to be sold by owners
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is being forced to reduce debt by selling assets, including the company’s “flying penthouse” often chartered by Prime Minister Hun Sen, according to media reports.
— The Cambodia Daily

Two decades on, Cambodia’s revolutionary capital embraces capitalism and karaoke
As senior Khmer Rouge leaders are convicted of genocide, survivors of the regime’s last stand seek to put the past behind them.
— VOA Cambodia

James Ricketson: Future may include a return to Cambodia
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson spent 15 months in Phnom Penh’s notorious Prey Sar prison on espionage charges.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia issues press release on outcome of ASEAN connectivity workshop
Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) issued a press release on the outcomes of the ASEAN Connectivity Workshop on Increasing Awareness of the MPAC 2025 to relevant CLMV Agencies on 19-20 November 2018 in Siem Reap Province, Kingdom of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Bon Om Touk (Water Festival) underway
Phnom Penh’s traditional Water Festival (Nov.21 to 23) was officially opened by King Nordom Sihamoni, and Prime Minister Hun Sen. Neigh on 300 boats, propelled by 19,000 oarsmen, are expected to race on the Tonlé Sap River in front of the Royal Palace.
— Khmer Times

Feature: Cambodia celebrates Water Festival, reviving centuries-old tradition
Cambodia celebrated the Water Festival on Wednesday, reviving the more than 800-year-old tradition in the Southeast Asian nation.
— Xinhua

Homegrown World Noble Queen 2018 finals to be held in Cambodia
Malaysia’s homegrown Miss & Mrs World Noble Queen International pageant is set for its fourth edition at DNA Star Vegas Resort & Casino Hotel, Poipet, Cambodia during 7th – 14th December 2018.
— Citizen Journalists Myanmar

For two immigrant girls, a new life began 14 years ago, thanks to ‘angel’ in Attleboro
Pagna Sophal Donlevy has much to be thankful for this holiday, and she is. The 30-year-old Cambodian immigrant who came to this country just 14 years ago will marry the love of her life this weekend.
— The Sun Chronicle

AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: I want to raise the standards of football in Cambodia, says Keisuke Honda
When Keisuke Honda took charge of the Cambodian national team, he promised change amidst renewed hope. Now, with their victory against Laos in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, it seems he is delivering on his word.
— Fox Sports

 

Feature photo The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC)

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women November 25

 

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With a decade of experience as an editor and journalist, Roy has edited mastheads across Australia and Southeast Asia, from the remote island communities of the Torres Strait to Cambodia’s only award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post.

A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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