Cambodia morning news for October 12

Cambodia morning news for October 12

Cambodia morning newsCambodia calls EU trade threat ‘extreme injustice’
Cambodia’s foreign ministry on Thursday said a decision by the European Union to ramp up trade pressure on the country over human rights concerns was an “extreme injustice”, adding it risked destroying decades of development in the country.
— Aljazeera

End Of EU Trade Preferences Could Bring Cambodia’s Economy To Its Knees
The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme after the bloc launched a six-month review of the county’s duty-free status.
— Investvine

PM wants more Japanese investment in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen, speaking at the Mekong- Japan Business Forum in Tokyo on October 9, invited Japanese firms to visit Cambodia and convince themselves that it a worthy country for their investments.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia targets 15 mln foreign tourists in 2030: tourism minister
Cambodia is expected to attract 10 million international tourists in 2025 and up to 15 million in 2030, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Thursday.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

High traffic toll during Pchum Ben
The Pchum Ben festival (Oct 8 – 10) has seen the Department of Traffic Police and Public Order report 53 traffic accidents country-wide. These accidents caused 28 deaths and 85 injuries, 65 of which were serious.
— Khmer Times

ANZ loan to controversial Cambodian sugar firm criticized by Australia
A loan by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd to a Cambodian sugar company involved in a land dispute was hard to reconcile with the bank’s own human rights standards, an Australian government investigation found.
— Reuters

Chinese Influx Brings Trash, High Prices to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville
A surge in Chinese investment and in the numbers of migrant workers in Cambodia’s port city of Sihanoukville has left local beaches polluted and Cambodian residents struggling to meet higher prices as the cost of living rises, Cambodian sources say.
— Radio Free Asia

UN ‘Apologizes’ to End Row With Cambodia Over Poverty Level Measurement
The poverty measurement angered the Cambodian government, which has claimed success in eradicating poverty in Cambodia.
— VOA Cambodia

Critic of Cambodian Strongman Hun Sen Flies to Finland After Getting Political Asylum
Cambodian political commentator Kim Sok flew to Helsinki with his daughter on Thursday after gaining political asylum in Finland, following weeks of being in hiding in Thailand under threat of arrest for his criticism of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia deports telephone fraud suspects to China
Chinese nationals suspected of telecom fraud are escorted into a bus to an airport in Preah Sihanouk province, awaiting deportation to China, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Wednesday.
— Lakeland Observer

Tokyo goes it alone in support of Myanmar and Cambodia
Japan is digging in deeper in support of Myanmar and Cambodia even as the U.S. and Europe ramp up criticism of human rights violations, choosing to preserve its influence in the region by playing an alternative to China’s economic might.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Acme Does Cambodian Street Food: What to Eat at Kingdom of Rice
The walk-in bottle shop might be the only thing that’s the same at the Tennyson Hotel’s second restaurant pop-up. It opens today and we’re very excited.
— Broadsheet

Amax International signs Service Agreement for new Cambodian casino
Hong Kong-listed gaming investor Amax International Holdings has signed a Service Agreement with Cheung Shing Global Travel Entertainment Limited (CSG) that will see it provide technical and pre-opening services for a new casino project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
— IAG

 

Feature photo Sam Sith

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges Cambodia Ancestors Day (Pchum Ben), October 8-10.

 

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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