Cambodia Morning News For November 13

Cambodia Morning News For November 13
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Hun Sen Dismisses Threats of US Sanctions, Need For International Recognition
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dismissed threats of sanctions by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz over the jailing of opposition leader Kem Sokha on charges of treason, saying American laws cannot be applied to his country and rejecting the need for international recognition of elections set for 2018.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodian Netizens Face New Risks as Government Tightens Online Controls
In Cambodia, one of Asia’s poorest countries, the rapid improvement in internet connectivity and availability of affordable smartphones has been a great leveler.

Cambodia, China sign deal on e-commerce cooperation
Cambodia and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on e-commerce cooperation here on Friday, with the aim of assisting Cambodia to develop its online business operations.
— Xinhua

Bangladesh rice deal shelved
Cambodia has failed to finalise the terms of a massive 250,000-tonne delivery of rice to Bangladesh, with industry insiders claiming that shipments have been cancelled as millers do not currently have the stockpiles to meet export demand while hopes for further negotiations appear to be dwindling.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Business Insider: India sees potential in Cambodia
India has been actively investing in Southeast Asian markets since adopting its “Act East” strategy at the start of last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville, Chengdu to be ‘sisters’ under new plan
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon unveiled plans yesterday to sign an agreement which would make Sihanoukville a “sister city” of the Chinese city of Chengdu in Sichuan province, according to government mouthpiece news outlet Fresh News. Once the agreement is reached, Khon expects more Chinese tourists will be attracted to the coastal destination.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Vietnam Pledge to Fully Accomplish Border Demarcation by 2018
Cambodia and Vietnam pledged to complete border demarcation by 2018 in hope of peace, stability, development, trade, and tourism between the two countries.
— Fresh News

South Korean Airline to Launch Direct Flights to Cambodia in January 2018
South Korea’s Lanmei Airline will launch up to 35 direct flights a week to Cambodia in January 2018.
— Fresh News

Listening to the ‘other’: project tracks Khmer-ethnic Vietnamese relations on the ground
A culture of pervasive prejudice against Cambodian residents of Vietnamese descent coexists with one of relative communal harmony in mixed areas of the capital, a recent survey of Khmer and ethnic Vietnamese residents has found.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Glitches on direct recruitment of maids from Cambodia need to be resolved first: Envoy
A number of technical matters regarding hiring of Cambodian maids directly without going through an agent need to be resolved before it can be implemented, said Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Datuk Seri Hasan Malek (pix).
— The Sun Daily


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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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