Thursday News Roundup

From The Straits Times
Hong Kong turns to Cambodia for maids to plug gap after abuse scandals
PHNOM PENH (AFP) – Cambodia sent its first batch of maids to work in Hong Kong on Wednesday (Dec 27) as the Asian financial hub scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers after a series of abuse scandals.


From The Straits Times
Microloans: Boon or bane for Cambodia’s rural poor?
Booming microfinance sector sparks worries of spiralling debt of low-income borrowers


From Reuters
Cambodia’s Hun Sen vows to stay in power for at least another 10 years
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed to extend his more than 30 years in power by at least another decade on Wednesday, weeks after the highest court dissolved the main opposition party ahead of a 2018 general election.


From The Mercury News
Cambodian men detained by ICE are pardoned by Gov. Jerry Brown
Two months ago, Mony Neth was on his way to work when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained him for a decades-old criminal conviction that had stripped him of his green card as a teenager. The 43-year-old Modesto man was transferred to detention facilities in Louisiana, Texas and then Elk Grove, where he awaited deportation.


From Radio Free Asia
Government Crackdown in Cambodia Has All But Eliminated Accountability: NGOs, Analysts
Criticism has been silenced and the public’s faith in democracy is wavering, they say.

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