The nominated US ambassador to Cambodia is still awaiting his selection to be fully approved by the US Senate before his expected arrival in Cambodia early next month.
W Patrick Murphy, principal deputy assistant secretary at the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific affairs, was nominated last August by US President Donald Trump to replace the outgoing former ambassador William Heidt.
However, Trump’s request was returned to the Senate on January 3 during the US government shutdown.
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