Cambodia Morning News For December 5

Cambodia Morning News For December 5
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Cambodia morning newsGlobal Lawmakers Urge Cambodia to Free Opposition Chief Kem Sokha
More than 150 members of parliament from around the world sent an open letter to Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen Monday, calling on his government to immediately and unconditionally release jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha and take steps to ensure free and fair elections next year.
— Radio Free Asia

Chinese Firms Pledge $7B in New Cambodia Investment as Hun Sen in Beijing
Chinese companies last week pledged some $7 billion in new investment in Cambodia following a meeting with Chinese leaders and Prime Minister Hun Sen in Beijing.

Bangladesh PM and Hun Sen sign 10 deals
Cambodia and Bangladesh made a fresh push today to revive bilateral trade initiatives, with the two leaders of the countries signing nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and one agreement in support of trade, economy, investment and technical cooperation initiatives.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal imports hogging local market for pigs, say farmers
Cambodian pig farmers are facing a mounting crisis as the price of pigs has continued to plummet, with many blaming local officials for allowing Vietnam to illegally import pigs across the border, representatives from a farmers association said at a press conference yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Bangladesh leaders talk on Rohingya crisis
Cambodia hopes that Bangladesh and Myanmar find a solution allowing the Rohingya repatriation, Prime Minister Hun Sen said at the joint press conference held following his bilateral meeting with visiting Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina.
— The Jakarta Post

Damco aims to keep up with the rapid growth of Cambodian exports
Over the course of the last 10 years that Damco has been operating in the Kingdom, it has fast become a market leader in providing innovative freight-forwarding and logistics services for Cambodian and multinational companies that are moving goods to large consumer markets whether that is by land, sea or air.
— The Phnom Penh Post

For Cambodia’s Women Entrepreneurs, Barriers to Expansion May Be Starting to Crumble
Although about 65% of all businesses in Cambodia are owned by women, they lack access to finance, training, mentorship and information that could allow more women to grow their businesses.

SONG SAA Collective to Build Eco-tourism City in Siem Reap
SONG SAA Collective is planning to invest more than $3 million over more than 400 hectares of land to build an eco-tourism city in Siem Reap.
— Fresh News

Rare frog-headed turtle brought back from the brink
Chan Nin has lived for a long time by the Mekong River in Kratie province, about 280 km northeast of Phnom Penh. In her younger years, she learned to do what other villagers did: she hunted turtle eggs for food.
— Mekong Commons

Technology Leaders from Cambodia Leave US with Ideas
Five technology experts from Cambodia had never met each other until they made a three-week trip to the United States.

Clean water shortage at Sesan
Even as floodwaters pour into their villages and encroach upon their resettlement sites, villagers displaced by the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam in Stung Treng province say they are now facing shortages of potable water.
— 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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