Cambodia Morning News For September 12

Cambodia Morning News For September 12
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia lags Asean peers in eliminating tariffs
More than 96 percent of tariffs in Asean have been eliminated, but certain parts of the 10-nation economic bloc including Cambodia lag behind others in full implementation of the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement (Atiga), the Ministry of Commerce said in a Facebook post yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Third container market to open in November
Singaporean investors have announced plans to launch the biggest container market in Phnom Penh, with the 500-stall food and retail complex set to rise on a plot just a stone’s throw from the capital’s original container night market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Parliament: No Immunity for Prosecution of the Opposition Leader
Lawmakers voted on Monday to approve the prosecution of Cambodia’s opposition leader on charges he committed treason in collusion with the United States.
— The New York Times

Cambodia enlists Malaysia to support halal strategy
Cambodia has called on Malaysia to help develop its halal industry in a bid to boost exports, drive tourism and attract investment from the Middle East.
— Food Navigator

UN urges government to protect rights
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights yesterday urged the Cambodian government to guarantee all political and civil rights ahead of next year’s election, while the government’s Human Rights Committee dismissed allegations of wrongdoing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM, US’s war of words escalates
Prime Minister Hun Sen again lashed out at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, alleging it was the “mastermind” of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s purported “treasonous plot” and questioning its nascent social media campaign highlighting the US’s positive engagement in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Literacy target of a Sustainable Development Goal
The education level of citizens tells a lot about the economic development of a country, and human resources that are more competent are a key factor for fostering the country’s development. The governmental leadership and policymakers acknowledge the vital role of a strong human resource base in complementing other investments and policies to boost productivity and economic growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Long Beach’s Cambodian community stunned by developments in homeland
Home to the largest group of Cambodian descendants outside Southeast Asia, Long Beach finds itself in the middle of a growing groundswell of protest against troubling developments — half a world away.
— Press Telegram

Endangered hog deers captured on camera trap for 1st time in a decade in E. Cambodia
Four hog deers have been captured and recorded on camera traps by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Kratie province of eastern Cambodia for the first time in a decade, the conservationist group said in a press release on Monday.
— Xinhua

The Cambodian Space Project to Bring ‘60s-Inspired Psychedelic Rock to Washington
Since 2009 the Cambodian-Australian band The Cambodian Space Project has been at the forefront of a rock and roll revival in the Kingdom, and next week the group will bring the lost sounds of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia to Washington, DC.
— VOA Cambodia

Robert Kagan suggested in a recent op-ed in the Washington Post that, in this period of uncertain governance by the White House, Congress should take a much more forceful approach to governing, as it did in the 1860s and, to some extent, in the 1920s.
— Newsweek (video)


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