Cambodia Morning News For September 11

Cambodia Morning News For September 11
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Exam pass rate increases
The number of students who passed Cambodia’s high-stakes grade-12 exam saw only a slight increase this year, signalling that scores may be plateauing after an overhaul to weed out rampant cheating in 2014.
— The Phnom Penh Post

5 signs of Cambodia’s ‘descent into outright dictatorship’
IT’S a week since independent newspaper The Cambodia Daily closed its doors. It’s swan-song was a final front page that defiantly read, “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship,” in a stark warning of what the future may hold for the country.
— Asian Correspondent

Daily founder claims liability
The founder of the now-shuttered Cambodia Daily, Bernard Krisher, has told Prime Minister Hun Sen in a letter that he will travel to the Kingdom to take on any tax liabilities of his daughter, Deputy Publisher Deborah Krisher-Steele, stemming from the paper’s dispute with the Tax Department.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Daily owner asks Hun Sen for help
The owner of The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper which ceased operation last Monday ahead of a government threat to shut it for unpaid taxes, has asked Prime Minister Hun Sen to allow it to resume publication.
— Bangkok Post

Tech supplier charts path with GPS
Sales of technology products are soaring in Cambodia as companies and individuals pursue the latest gadgets and innovations to facilitate their daily activities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Murder in India, closure in Cambodia
In this week’s International Media, we go to India, where activists, politicians and journalists demanded a full investigation into the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a newspaper editor and outspoken critic of the ruling Hindu nationalist party whose death has sparked an outpouring of anger.

Tanzania rats to help Cambodia detect landmines
Tanzania will soon send 16 giant rats to Cambodia to sniff out landmines in the south-east Asian nation.
— African Independent

More business for private eyes
Private investigators have long operated in Phnom Penh’s seamy shadows, hired to follow and document the liaisons of philandering tycoons, help foreign authorities locate fugitives or track down missing persons.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Holiday festivities: Ministry says to check for food safety
The Ministry of Health issued a warning to the public to use extra caution when consuming food – and rice wine – during the upcoming Pchum Ben holiday starting next week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

As China Offers Support for Cambodia’s Crackdown, Observers See ‘Trap’ for Phnom Penh
Following the arrest of Cambodia’s opposition leader on Sunday and amid a crackdown on critical media and NGOs, China has announced its support for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime.
— Radio Free Asia

As Cambodia crackdown gathers steam, opposition wonders, ‘Who’s next?’
The opposition leader is in jail charged with treason, senior party officials have fled abroad and fear is spreading through Cambodia’s civil society as a government crackdown intensifies ahead of national elections next year.
— The Washington Post

Cambodian opposition party to boycott parliament vote on imprisoned leader
Cambodia’s main opposition party will boycott a parliamentary vote to strip their detained leader of immunity on Monday and will instead go to Kem Sokha’s jail to demand his release, one of his deputies said on Sunday.
— The Sydney Morning Herald


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