Thursday, September 24, 2020

Today’s Top News

HIV/AIDS kill more than 1,300 Cambodians in 2018, down 48 pct in 9 years

HIV/AIDS had killed more than 1,300 people in Cambodia in 2018, down 48 percent from over 2,500 deaths in 2010, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the National AIDS Authority, said Sunday.

Cambodian government reserved $3 billion in case EU withdraws EBA agreement

The Cambodian government has reserved around $3 billion to cope with a possible suspension of the Kingdom’s access to the EU’s preferential “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.

A wild Cambodian Bensley experience: Sustainable luxury tourism in Cambodia

Can luxury and eco-friendly sustainability be mutually compatible? Southeast Asia Globe sat down with serial luxury hotelier Bill Bensley at his wildest experience so far in Cambodia.

Hun Sen Responds to Trump Letter, Ignores Call for Course Correction

Hun Sen’s letter called for the creation of a working group with member from both countries, with the aim of discussing ways to improve bilateral relations.

Nuon Chea’s Genocide Conviction Stands, but ‘Final Judgement’ Left Unsaid

Khmer Rouge second-in-command Nuon Chea’s genocide conviction will stand following his death nearly four months ago, but a “final judgement” on his guilt or innocence could not be handed down since his demise ended the appeal process, the tribunal that convicted him has said.

Cambodia: Playing the long game against Hun Sen

European Union pressure is working, and revoking trade preferences might allow Cambodians to escape dynastic rule.

Bellwether Khmer Rouge Case Heads to Court on November 27

The sign outside Meas Muth’s house is very clear. The house, shielded from the outside world by high walls and fencing, is by far the largest in Ta Sanh commune, in the northwestern province of Battambang.

ASEAN football teams complain about transport, accommodation and food issues at SEA Games 2019

Following initial reports that the likes of Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Timor-Leste football teams were subject to neglect by the Philippines 2019 SEA Games organisers, various ASEAN football teams have confirmed that they have indeed faced transport, food and accommodation issues since arriving in the country.

A city guide to Phnom Penh

The Cambodian capital is reinventing itself after a turbulent century — emerging as a dynamic modern city with a creative culinary scene and stellar architecture.

Trump urges Cambodia to return to ‘democratic path’ after crackdown

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China’s closest regional allies.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Downplays Loss of EU Trade Privileges

The premier continues to maintain the line that his country is willing to lose the benefits in order to preserve its sovereignty.

World Bank Finds Improvement in Job Quality, But Says Challenges Remain

The World Bank on Tuesday released a job quality report pointing to small improvements in the diversity of jobs available in Cambodia, including better paying jobs, but found that a majority of the jobs were still low on productivity and needed reforms to address future economic challenges.

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam may face severe drought

Severe to extreme drought is expected to hit the four lower Mekong River Basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam from now until January, threatening agricultural production, experts warned Tuesday.

Norodom Buppha Devi, Cambodian princess and classical dancer, dies at 76

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a noted practitioner and promoter of classical Cambodian dance and who was also the eldest daughter of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk, died Nov. 18 at a hospital in Thailand. She was 76.

Ministry deplores RFA report on EBA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Friday deplored as fake news a Radio Free Asia (RFA) report that it had received a copy of the European Commission’s assessment on the human rights situation in Cambodia as part of the Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement withdrawal procedure.

Cambodia’s opposition leader in Singapore

Sam Rainsy, the self-exiled leader of a banned Cambodian opposition party, departed Indonesia for Singapore after a one-day visit, an Indonesian official said.

Cambodia to ban import, production of single-use plastic products

Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to issue a circular banning the import and production of single-use plastic products as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste pollution in the country.

Hearing for Cambodian Khmer Rouge leader charged over New Zealander Kerry Hamill’s death

A war crimes tribunal will hear appeals involving a Khmer Rouge veteran charged over the death of New Zealander Kerry Hamill.

One-month deadline: EU threatens to pull Cambodia’s trade perks

Cambodia has been warned that it may lose its EU trade benefits due to its human rights and political freedoms record.

UN Rapporteur Pushes for Kem Sokha’s Release, Rights Group Calls For Sustained Pressure

United Nations Special Rapporteur Rhona Smith on Tuesday called on the government to either conclude the case against opposition leader Kem Sokha or drop the charges against him in order to restore his political and civil rights.

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Environmental fears as new Mekong island carved out in Phnom Penh

A major land reclamation in the Mekong has forged ahead in what developers say will be the second Diamond Island. But while land filling elsewhere in the city has been met with unease, this mega-project has taken shape unbothered by current or controversy