Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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South-east Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean...

Drought in South-east Asia may become even more frequent and intense if countries do not take steps to reduce its impact, according to a joint study from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) and Asean.

Senior CPC official meets Cambodian PM

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Wang Huning on Saturday met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who attended the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

School day shortened in Cambodia amid heatwave fears for children

Cambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heatwave.

Condemning Sri Lanka Blasts, Hun Sen Ups Security at Home

Hun Sen said the attacks highlighted the increased need for security in states that may be vulnerable to such attacks, including Cambodia.

Court hears two cases against CNRP’s Rainsy

Phnom Penh Municipal court on Monday heard two cases against Sam Rainsy, “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on charges of inciting the military and insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.

US, China Face Off Online Over Trade Deficit in Cambodia

Recently, the US embassy posted a comment on its Facebook about a trade deficit between China and Cambodia, which angered Chinese embassy officials in Phnom Penh.

Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Summit.

China’s healthier growth gives positive sign for Cambodian economy: academic

China's rosier growth in the first quarter (Q1) of this year has given a positive sign for Cambodia's economic growth, a Cambodian academic said on Saturday.

Reporters Without Borders Says Cambodia Media Freedoms Plummeted in 2018

At least 14 journalists have been killed in Cambodia since 1992, according to Reporters Without Borders.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Backs Off Threats to ‘Extradite’ Opposition Demonstrators From South Korea

Cambodia’s ruling party has backed off of earlier threats it would request that the government of South Korea extradite members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as they gather in Gwangju this weekend in protest of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime.

Rapid economic growth props up Cambodia’s strongman

But his strangulation of democracy imperils the country’s biggest industry.

The Day the Nightmare Started

When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia, photographer Roland Neveu captured the start of what became a genocide.

Villagers In Pursat Risk Losing Everything to Dam Development

The Cambodian government last week announced an 80-megawatt hydropower dam on the Anlong Krouch river, which flows to the town of Pursat.

Cambodia & PKNS FC star Chan Vathanaka scores against former side Pahang FA; refuses...

Chan Vathanaka’s PKNS FC faced Pahang FA in the Malaysia Super League this week and it was the Cambodia international striker who found the opening goal of the fixture.

Defiant Hun Sen tells US to cut all aid to Cambodia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.

FBI, Cambodia Ink Cooperation Agreement to Fight Transnational Crime

With the help of the FBI, Cambodian police have arrested US fugitives hiding in Cambodia and collaborated in a crackdown on criminal cases.

Cambodia takes EU to court over rice import tariffs

Cambodia has filed a challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Union’s decision to impose import duties on Cambodian rice.

Minister hits out at low driver standards

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Tuesday that 98 per cent of Cambodia’s tuk-tuk and PassApp drivers do not have driving licences and have a poor awareness of the road traffic law.

Cambodia’s Government Defends Decision to Hire US Lawmaker to Lobby Congress

Cambodia’s government on Tuesday defended its decision to hire a U.S. state lawmaker to lobby on behalf of its interests in Congress, amid a low point in relations between Washington and Phnom Penh prompted by democratic rollbacks in the Southeast Asian nation.

Cambodia to Face Hardship if it Loses EU Trade Preferences, Interior Minister Says

Cambodia will face severe economic hardship if the European Union proceeds with threatened plans to suspend beneficial trade preferences, Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, calling the expected move a matter of “regret.”

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Appeal Court holds ‘inconclusive hearing’ into RFA case’s reinvestigation

The Appeal Court on Monday heard an appeal from two former Radio Free Asia journalists contesting the reinvestigation of their espionage case more than two years after they were charged.