Ministry of Tourism’s Pavilion Attracts Nearly 2,000 Foreign Visitors on First Day of Water Festival
The Ministry of Tourism’s pavilion erected for international visitors attracted almost 2,000 of them, on the first day of the Water Festival annual celebration in Phnom Penh.
Lao grid to deliver electricity to Cambodia
The Lao state-run Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two countries.
Cambodian opposition leader meets U.S., French envoys after house arrest lifted
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French and U.S. ambassadors on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.
Cambodia dog meat trade a brutal business
Shadowy but sprawling business traumatises workers, exposes them to deadly health risks
— The Straits Times
Five arrested over Rainsy’s planned return
Police in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet city on Sunday apprehended five men believed to be Sam Rainsy’s former bodyguards, accused of being involved in conducting illegal activities.
— Khmer Times
After Kem Sokha Meeting, US Advises Gov’t to Drop Charges
A day after having his court restrictions relaxed, opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday met with the French and U.S. ambassadors at his home, though he refrained from speaking to journalists because he was unclear whether it would violate his ban on participating in politics.
Poipet Military Police Detain VOD Journalists for Three Hours
Two VOD journalists were detained for three hours at the Poipet military police headquarters on Saturday after reporting on border security in the area.
‘It’s a sin’: Cambodia’s brutal and shadowy dog meat trade
Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.
Hun Sen’s media witch-hunt must end
Almost two years after their arrest on outlandish charges of “espionage”, two of Cambodia’s finest journalists are snared by a government assault on free expression. At the heart of their legal woes is their past work for Radio Free Asia, a US-funded broadcaster that has long been a trusted source of independent news in the country.
— Bangkok Post
Cambodia’s China-built runway irks US but locals have other concerns
The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight.
— Nikkei Asia Review (paywall)
Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines – Tropical Cyclone NAKRI
Tropical Cyclone NAKRI made landfall on 10 November approximately 27 km in the south of Tuy Hòa (Phu Yen Province, south-central Vietnam) and continued north-west towards Cambodia weakening to a tropical depression.
— Relief Web
Cambodian opposition leader stopped from returning home
Cambodia’s most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country’s longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan.
— The Morning Call
US Ambassador Wants Cambodian Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Freed, Despite Easing of Restrictions
The U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy on Monday called for the full restoration of former opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha’s freedom, saying that the easing of restrictions as part of his de facto house arrest over the weekend does not go far enough.
US sees ‘limited step forward’ for opposition leader
The American Embassy says the lifting of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s house arrest is a “limited step” requiring further action.
— Themy Themy
Daughter welcomes lifting of Kem Sokha’s house arrest
Opposition leader Kem Sokha is looking forward to meeting people following the lifting of his house arrest Sunday, his daughter says.
— Themy Themy
Kem Sokha Shall Adhere to Obligations set by Judge: Justice Spokesperson
President of court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha must adhere to the obligations set out by investigating judge of Phnom Penh Municipal Court, Ministry of Justice Spokesperson Kim Santepheap told Fresh News on Sunday.
— Fresh News
Air Quality Good on Public Holiday
Air quality in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh, is good during the public holiday, especially during the Water Festival, affirmed the Ministry of Environment in an announcement.
About 4 Million Visitors Expected during Water Festival
Some 4 million visitors, both local and foreign, are expected to enjoy the celebration of the Water Festival in Phnom Pen, being held from Nov. 10 to 12.
His Majesty the King Presides Over the Closing Celebration of 66th Anniversary of Independence Day
The celebration of the 66th Anniversary of Cambodia’s Independence Day came to an end this afternoon after His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, put out the victory flame he lighted since Nov. 9 at the Independence Monument in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian PM: Peace Brings Joyfulness to the Country
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has reaffirmed the necessity of peace, stressing that it has brought about joyfulness to the whole country.
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