Cambodia Morning News For November 28

Cambodia Morning News For November 28
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia: Hun Sen Seeks to Shut Major Rights Group
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the interior ministry to investigate and shut the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a leading human rights group, Human Rights Watch said.
— Human Right Watch

PM Hun Sen Condemns Fake News and Hackers
Prime Minister Hun Sen claimed that Cambodian authorities are searching for hackers for Fresh News Facebook page.
— Fresh News

With CNRP gone, minor parties take their National Assembly seats
Forty-four unelected lawmakers from three parties that won less than a combined 5 percent of the vote in the 2013 elections took their seats in the National Assembly yesterday, replacing representatives from the now-shuttered Cambodia National Rescue Party.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government slow on reforms: WTO review
Despite the massive economic gains Cambodia has made since being accepted into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2004, which granted it preferential trade status with major consumer markets, the government has not championed many positive reforms over the past six years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Is Hun Sen secretly insecure?
Two audio recordings reputedly of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen acknowledging his dominant ruling party’s political insecurities were leaked online last week, the latest twist in an increasingly bizarre turn of events that have set the country on edge.
— Asia Times

Hello tomorrow: the new Sathapana Bank
As the second largest bank in Cambodia in terms of its branches and staff, Sathapana Bank reveals a new refreshing look to coincide with a promising future providing innovative banking solutions in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM warns self-exiled former CNRP members in Thailand of deportation
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday raised the spectre of Thailand deporting members of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party who have fled the country, while also claiming no harm would come to them – a pledge that prompted sceptism among former opposition party figures yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Political Descent
Prime Minister Hun Sen disbanded Cambodia’s main opposition party on Nov. 16, almost guaranteeing him victory in next July’s general election.
— The Wall Street Journal

Pig factory exports first batch of leather
Agro-industrial giant Mong Reththy Group exported its first batch of processed pig skin leather in September and has spent the last three months testing its factory operations before scaling up exports destined for European and Japanese markets, a company executive said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Lawmakers Release Statement in Response to U.S White House Statement
Representatives of the Cambodian National Assembly on Monday issued a joint statement expressing regret and disappointment to the United States White House Statement released on Friday, criticizing Cambodia’s democracy after the Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party.
— Fresh News

National bodies ink sport MoU in Singapore
The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia and the Singapore National Olympic Council yesterday morning formally signed a historic agreement in the field of sports for greater co-operation between the two countries in promoting Olympic values, fair play and sporting excellence.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘I have no feeling for Vietnam. I only live here’
Behind the traffic police station in Kampong Chhnang town, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Tonle Sap, immigration officials gathered thousands of ethnic Vietnamese to begin a nationwide process of revoking “improperly” issued documents this week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia: From pet project to problem child
As international condemnation began to pour in earlier this month lambasting the Supreme Court’s decision to dissolve the country’s largest opposition party, ruling party elites were quick to ask: Why us?
— 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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