Cambodia Morning News For December 14

Cambodia Morning News For December 14

Cambodia morning newsUS Lawmakers Call For Sanctions List, Review of Trade With Cambodia Amid Crackdown
The Committee on Foreign Affairs for the U.S. House of Representatives has called for a list of individuals and businesses in Cambodia who should be subject to sanctions and plans to review trade agreements with the country as part of a bid to pressure its government to reverse restrictions on democracy ahead of a general election next year.
— Radio Free Asia

NEC Reacts to EU Suspending the Support for Elections
The National Election Committee (NEC) issued a statement today in response to the EU statement on Tuesday decided to cut the aid for Cambodian elections.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Vietnam to Suffer Most from Mekong Damming
The drastic reduction in sediment flow in the Mekong River is threatening the stability of the delta and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on its resources says a new study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
— AEC News Today

New hall inaugurated at airport in capital
Cambodia Airports, a company majority-owned by France’s Vinci Group, officially inaugurated its $26 million new arrivals hall and the extension of its boarding concourse yesterday at the Phnom Penh International Airport.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CPP-linked monastic leader tells Cambodia’s monks to vote for ruling party
Cambodia’s top monastic leader, Supreme Patriarch Tep Vong, urged the nation’s monks yesterday to vote for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, explaining that the outcome of the 2018 national election has been “arranged already”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Chinese cash fuels a gambling boom in a Cambodian backwater
Once a sleepy backwater, this southern coastal city is now ringing with the sound of construction.
— Nikkei Asian Review

U.S. urges Cambodia to reverse steps against democracy
The United States has called on Cambodia to reverse steps that “backtracked on democracy” before a general election next year, a visiting U.S. official said on Wednesday.
— Reuters/Business Insider

Cambodian Garment Unions Request EU and the U.S to Support Cambodian Products
Three garment union groups in Cambodia, on Wednesday, requested the European Union and the United States to continue trade agreement with Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Kheng calls for security boost at police meeting
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday ordered commune police forces to “explain and educate” citizens on the “mistakes” of the now-dissolved opposition party, and to bolster the presence of authorities in local communities by adopting local security guard units.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Cambodian city that went from war zone to manufacturing hub
Once ravaged by war, the city of Poipet on Cambodia’s western border with Thailand is reinventing itself as a manufacturing center, leveraging its cheap labor costs and strategic location in the regional supply chain.
— Nikkei Asian Review

PM Hun Sen: Over 60,000 Village Authorities Access to Public Hospitals for Free
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that more than 60,000 village chiefs, vice-principals and assistant councils will receive free medical treatment at public hosptitals, just like garment workers.
— Fresh News

Statue company hopes to deck out Cambodia for Christmas
Aiming to mould a niche market in Cambodia, DecorCam, a company that specialises in customising fibreglass statues, set up shop in Phnom Penh earlier this year and has been busy pouring, sculpting and painting life-size figurines to rent for the Christmas season.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UNESCO Representative to Cambodia Congratulates ICC on Illegal Construction Prevention
The International Committee of the ICC-Angkor, on Wednesday morning, set up the 29th technical meeting focusing on monitoring illegal construction operations in Angkor Archaeological Park.
— Fresh News


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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