Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Today’s Top News

Cambodian Opposition Leader Sees Partial Easing Of Bail Conditions, Treason Charges Remain

Opposition leader Kem Sokha said he would continue to fight for his innocence hours after a Phnom Penh court changed the conditions of his bail, allowing him to move within the country, but still restricting his travel overseas or preventing him from engaging in political activity.

Cambodia celebrates 66th anniversary of independence from French rule

Cambodia commemorated the 66th anniversary of the declaration of Independence Day from the French colonial rule on Saturday.

Cambodia’s Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Aboard Flight to Asia in Hopes of Return From...

Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy was aboard a plane to Asia, a senior party official said Friday, a day after he was blocked from taking a flight to Thailand, from where he hopes to return to his home country from exile to lead protests against the three-decade rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Opposition Leaders in Limbo as Obstacles to Planned Cambodia Return Mount

The plans of Cambodian opposition party leader Sam Rainsy and another top party official remained in limbo Thursday after the two were blocked from traveling to locations in neighboring countries they hoped to use as springboards for a return home from self-imposed exile this weekend.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua and Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader, were scheduled to return to Cambodia on Saturday.

Cambodia Opposition Return Hits New Thailand Roadblock

Plans by self-exiled leaders took a hit this week with an announcement by Thailand’s premier.

Cambodian Opposition Chief Readies Return From Exile

Cambodia's most prominent opposition politician says he's ready to risk imprisonment or death by returning to his country from self-imposed exile to unseat the country's longtime ruler.

Warning over Cambodia’s Garment Workers As EU Tariff Threat Looms

Tens of thousands of garment workers in Cambodia could face exploitation if proposed EU trade sanctions cause major fashion brands to downsize there, labour rights activists have warned.

Singapore-listed ISDN Joins Consortium Building Hydro Power Plant in Cambodia

Singapore-listed industrial automation firm ISDN Holdings Limited (ISDN) has collaborated with Tokyo-listed eREX Co Ltd and Cambodian firm Asia Energy Power Co Ltd to build an 80-megawatt hydroelectric power plant in Pursat Province, Cambodia.

Cambodian cops given greenlight to destroy ‘outlawed rebel movement’

Police in Cambodia have been instructed to use all means possible to protect the peace and to destroy an "outlawed rebel movement".

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday, ruling out foul play after a days-long search grabbed international headlines.

Body of missing Brit pulled from sea near Thai waters

The body of missing British tourist Amelia Bambridge was found in the sea some 50km from Kong Rong on Thursday, a week after she disappeared upon leaving a beach party on the popular holiday island.

Amelia Bambridge: Cambodian police fear missing Briton has drowned

Police chief says land and sea searches will continue until backpacker, 21, is found .

Cambodia marks 15th anniversary of King’s coronation with fireworks

Fireworks lit up the sky on Tuesday night over the Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation.

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing British tourist

Cambodia deployed soldiers, police and divers to scour an island popular with backpackers after a British tourist went missing there four days ago, an official told AFP on Monday (Oct 28)

Cambodia Faces Possible Food Crisis: ‘Water But No Fish’

Tonle Sap Lake provides more than 70% of the nation’s protein but a growing population, changes to the lake’s unusual seasonal rise and fall, dams and illegal fishing practices may combine this year to mean a smaller than usual catch, and higher.

British backpacker Amelia Bambridge missing on Cambodian island

A British student who disappeared after a beach party on a Cambodian island has been reported missing.

Cambodia slips in ease of doing business ranking

Just days after projections put Cambodia as the fastest growing economy among Asean nations, the nation dropped six spots in World Bank’s ease of doing business index.

Cambodian economic growth expected to be highest in Asean

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Cambodia's economic growth to be highest in the Asean region despite facing several challenges.

U.S. Lawmakers Say Cambodian Government Violating Paris Peace Agreement, Call For Action

The United States has taken no public steps so far to review Cambodia’s GSP access but the House of Representatives has passed the Cambodia Democracy Act 2019.


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Ministry says peacekeeper with Covid-19 had no community interaction

A female Cambodian peacekeeper who returned from a United Nations mission to Mali in July tested positive for Covid-19 on August 8but has not been in recent contact with anyone outside of her family in Takhmao City, according to the Health Ministry.