Cambodia Morning News For November 14

Cambodia Morning News For November 14
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Cambodia morning newsPM Hun Sen Requests U.S President to Turn Cambodia’s Debt Into Development Aid (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen requested U.S President Donald Trump to consider turning the debt that Cambodia owes to the U.S during the 1970s war as a development aid.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodia Establishes ‘Standby Working Groups’ to Prevent Unrest Ahead of CNRP Court Date
Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday ordered the creation of provincial “standby working groups” to prevent any unrest, as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government cracked down on potential protests ahead of an expected court ruling on whether to dissolve the country’s main opposition party.
— Radio Free Asia

MoUs signed in hopes of boosting rice exports to China
The Cambodian government signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with three giant Chinese state-owned institutions yesterday, creating partnerships intended to boost the production of Cambodian paddy rice and milled rice for export, according to a release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Emerald expects licence after sanctuary rezoning
Emerald Resources, the Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province, is one step closer to receiving an industrial mining licence after it signed an environmental contract with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), the firm announced yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese premier meets Cambodian PM on bilateral ties
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen Monday on the sideline of the 20th China-ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) (10+1) leaders’ meeting in the Philippine capital of Manila.
— Xinhua

Russia to send observers to Cambodia’s 2018 election, agrees to discuss debt
Russia will send observers to the Kingdom for the upcoming national elections and has pledged to sit down to discuss Cambodia’s outstanding debt, a move that analysts yesterday saw as a sign of solidarity between two governments increasingly out of favour with the West.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian PMs review trilateral cooperation
The leaders reviewed the outcomes of the implementation of agreements reached at the 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area (CLV-9) in Siem Reap in November last year.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Hong Kong-Asean trade deal a boon for Cambodia
A free trade agreement signed between Hong Kong and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) stands to benefit the Kingdom by helping it diversify its export destinations, an economist said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Ministers of Cambodia and Laos Agree to Complete Border Demarcation
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith agreed to complete border demarcation in the complicated border areas in order to avoid problems in the future.
— Fresh News

Local ride-hailing apps tripped up by crackdown on tuk-tuks
Popular local ride-hailing applications and their drivers came under fire this past weekend when Phnom Penh saw a city-wide police crackdown on the Indian-style tuk-tuks, with 170 unregistered vehicles being detained by City Hall citing a lack of licence plates.
— 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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