Cambodia Morning News For December 27

Cambodia Morning News For December 27
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia to Remain Engaged With the United Nations: King Sihamoni
The statement comes amid growing tensions between Cambodia and the United States over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government’s crackdown on political opponents and civil society.

CPP set to sweep Senate
The Cambodian People’s Party is poised to sweep every single elected Senate seat in upcoming elections in February, despite its assurances that multiparty democracy is thriving after the dissolution of the main opposition party.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Denying Former RFA Reporters Bail
Cambodia’s Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that denied bail to two former RFA reporters arrested last month on charges of “espionage,” according to their lawyer, who vowed to challenge the decision.
— Radio Free Asia

Whistleblower law nearly done: ACU
Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) boss Om Yentieng has said the Kingdom’s whistleblower and witness protection draft law was nearly complete, while at the same time lashing out at Transparency International Cambodia for not assisting in the process, something the group flatly denied.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Walmart to Continue Importing Cambodian Products
Walmart continued to order products from Cambodia according to Walmart’s letter, dated Dec. 6, addresses to Labor Minister Ith Somheng.
— Fresh News

Malaysian firm to list on Cambodian stock market
Cambodia’s fledgling stock exchange could receive a much-needed boost after Malaysian-owned power infrastructure provider Pestech Cambodia officially submitted its application for an initial public offering on the CSX, industry insiders said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Workers protest over ‘RCAF’ factory guards
Roughly 100 garment workers protested again in front of Pou Yuen Enterprise Ltd yesterday amid allegations that the shoe factory hired Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldiers to act as security guards for the company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Embassy Settles Issues for Cambodian Workers
Cambodian embassy in the Republic of Korea held a meeting to discuss problems that Cambodian workers in Korea are facing.
— Fresh News

Agriculture sector has seen its share of empty promises
The promises of Chinese agro-industrial investment have been recurrent: Hyped up by local officials and media outlets, with photographs of handshakes and earnest negotiation posted across social media, major deals are announced between government ministries and visiting delegations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Oddar Meanchey carbon scheme used by Virgin ‘does not work’
Claims the military is involved in systematically clearing forest in Oddar Meanchey province in an area meant to be protected by a carbon credit scheme involving Virgin Atlantic have prompted the UK-based airline to launch an investigation into the program.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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