Cambodia Morning News For November 16

Cambodia Morning News For November 16
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Deploys Security Forces Ahead of Court Ruling on Opposition Party
Cambodia’s government is building up the presence of security forces across the country in anticipation of a public outcry in response to a court decision that could see the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) dissolved in the lead up to next year’s general election.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia former opposition leader announces return
Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announced his return to politics on Wednesday after resigning as head of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) earlier this year.
— Bangkok Post

MFI lenders hedge safer bets after limit on rate of interest
The number of borrowers from microfinance institutions (MFIs) decreased by 5 percent during the third quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, a trend that industry insiders claim is due to operators attempting to strengthen the quality of their loans and to the impact of the 18 percent interest rate cap.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cash, Oaths, Holy Water: The Quest by Cambodia’s Ruling Party to Identify True Supporters
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party has seemingly never had a firmer grip on power.

Cambodia expects rapid decline in maternal death rate by 2030
Maternal and newborn health is a top priority of the Cambodian government, with efforts having resulted in impressive gains in expanding the reach of services for maternal and newborn health.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ex-RFA reporters detained in capital
Two former Radio Free Asia reporters arrested on Tuesday night remained in detention at Phnom Penh Municipal Police headquarters yesterday evening, with authorities confirming that the pair were under investigation for allegedly sending news reports to the radio broadcaster.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s opposition counts down the hours to dissolution
Strongman Hun Sen confident that judge – a senior member of his party – will rule to eliminate election rival today.
— The Nation

U.S President Wants US-Cambodia Relations Be Better
Matthew Pottinger, Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant and Senior Director General of ASEAN and Security of the United States, said that U.S President Donald Trump wants to see better relations between the United States and Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodia to Increase Number of Peacekeepers by 15 Percent
Tea Banh, Minister of National Defense said that Cambodia would increase the number of Cambodian female peacekeepers by 15 percent to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission.
— Fresh News

British and Canadian backpackers die in Cambodian hostel
A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia.
— BBC 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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