Friday News Roundup

From The Christian Science Monitor

Amid Cambodia crackdown, this leader fled. But she hasn’t given up on change

By Ben Paviour

“Recognition abroad for Mu Sochua’s human-rights work hasn’t always translated into political power at home. As a political crackdown in Cambodia continues, she’s been presented with unprecedented pressures – but perhaps new opportunities, as well.”


From Reuters

Cambodian PM says sanctions wouldn’t hurt him

By Prak Chan Thul

“Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his cabinet on Friday he had no fear of Western sanctions after some U.S. senators threatened to push for travel restrictions over his arrest of the main opposition leader, the government spokesman said.”


By Xinhua

Cambodia postpones Senate election to Feb. 25 next year

“Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen decided on Friday to postpone the Senate election to Feb. 25 next year. The fourth Senate election was originally scheduled for Jan. 14, 2018.”


From Vietnam Plus

Vietnam aids Cambodia’s broadcasting sector

“Cambodia’s Ministry of Information held a ceremony in Phnom Penh on October 27 to receive six radio transmitters granted by the Vietnamese Government to local radio and television stations. ”


By Myanmar Times

Dams threaten Mekong: experts

“One of the world’s greatest rivers is under threat from unregulated activities in riparian countries, including dam construction, which disrupt the river’s flow and break down its food chains, experts cautioned. They said that if nothing is done to improve the situation, the livelihoods of more than 70 million people living along the Mekong River will be affected.”


From Huffington Post

More Than 100 Cambodian-Americans Rounded Up, Now May Face Deportation

By Kimberly Yam

“More than 100 Cambodian-Americans have been detained across the country within the past month and could be facing deportation, according to a recent statement from the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, or SEARAC.”



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