Cambodia Morning News For November 17

Cambodia Morning News For November 17
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia bids farewell to democracy
Cambodia’s Supreme Court today officially dissolved the country’s largest opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), a decision that will effectively make the Southeast Asian nation a one-party state.
— Asia Times

PM Hun Sen: Cambodia is Not a Foreign Puppet
Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that Cambodia is not a puppet for foreigners because of wanting peace and help.
— Fresh News

Government approves two new garment factory investments
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved two more garment investment projects with a combined investment capital of $8.8 million, according to an announcement released today.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dragon fruit haul to take flight
Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), a Vietnamese conglomerate that operates in property, mining, commercial agriculture and hydropower, will make its second official export of dragon fruit next week from its plantations in Ratanakkiri province, a company representative said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Garment Workers’ Wages to Continue to Rise Each Year
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the wages for garment workers will not end at $170 in 2018, but it will continue to increase each year.
— Fresh News

US review of GSP scheme expected to be smooth
With the recent launch of a new US initiative to ensure that developing countries benefiting from duty-free access are in compliance with the eligibility requirements of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme, a representative of the industry body representing Cambodia’s garment sector said yesterday improvements in working conditions should keep the Kingdom above scrutiny.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The US and its allies should sanction Cambodia
The U.S. and its allies should sanction Cambodia’s government for its decision, Thursday, to ban the country’s main opposition party.
— Washington Examiner

Minister of Foreign Affairs Explains to EU Officials About Cambodia’s Current Situation
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn explained to European Union’s senior officials about Cambodia’s current situation in order to strengthen the rule of law in Cambodia, which was different from comments that stated it is politically motivated.
— Fresh News

Land rights organisation in Lango limbo
More than a month after the announcement of its ostensibly 30-day suspension, land rights organisation Equitable Cambodia remains stuck in limbo, with the Ministry of Interior saying the NGO must wait for the ministry’s approval to reopen.
— 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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