Cambodia Morning News For September 15

Cambodia Morning News For September 15
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Cambodia morning newsGE looks to deal with government on coal plants
US-based energy giant General Electric (GE) hopes to finalise an agreement with the Ministry of Mines and Energy by November that would see the Kingdom’s coal and gas plants using emissions-monitoring technology for the first time, company executives said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Should Western countries impose sanctions on Cambodia?
Cambodian politics reached a new boiling point with the arrest of the opposition leader last week. Kem Sokha was handcuffed in the middle of the night in his house and accused of “treason” by the government.
— Asia Time

Discrepancies in Cambodian Sand Exports Spark Fraud Allegations
An environmental group is highlighting discrepancies in Cambodian government data on exports of silica sand to Taiwan, in what the group’s founder suggests may be a case of tax avoidance and economic fraud.
— VOA Cambodia

Prince Real Estate snaps up Phnom Penh Tower
Prince Real Estate (Cambodia) Investment purportedly signed an agreement yesterday morning for the purchase of the Phnom Penh Tower from Hyun-dai Engineering (Cambodia), two anonymous sources and an executive confirmed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia suspending US MIA searches over visa ban
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday he will retaliate against a U.S. halt on the issuing of most visas to senior foreign ministry officials and their families by suspending missions by U.S. military-led teams searching for the remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War.
— Military Times

Cambodia suspends cooperation with U.S. in finding war remains
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday he was suspending cooperation with the United States to find the remains of Americans killed in the Vietnam War in the latest ratcheting up of tensions between the two countries.
— Reuters

Cambodia Daily’s deputy publisher claims she signed apology letter “under duress”
Shuttered Cambodia Daily’s deputy publisher Deborah Krishner-Steele has disavowed a “groveling” apology letter that she claimed to have signed “under duress” out of fear that her husband was within hours of arrest if she did not, according to the Phnom Penh Post Online on Thursday (Sept 14).
— Thai PBS

Radio Free Asia suspends operations in Cambodia
The U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) has suspended its news operations in Cambodia amid a rising clampdown on independent media, according to news reports.

CDC official thanks China for investment
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) heaped praise upon China yesterday for its continual support of the Kingdom, claiming that without its investment the local economy would never have managed to take off.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CFIUS’s China Problem; Cambodia’s Decline
Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on CFIUS’s China problem and Cambodia’s democracy in decline.
— Wall Street Journal (Video)

A slice of history turned to rubble
Amid a pile of debris at the Entri Sam Virak pagoda, the painted, smiling faces of the Buddha and a cohort of angels peer out. The mural is on a wall that was, until two weeks ago, part of a vihear – or monastic temple – cherished by historians and visitors, in part, for its unusual paintings.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CroisiEurope inaugurating Mekong ship in Cambodia
CroisiEurope is launching the 62-passenger Indochine II in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this Saturday.
— Travel Weekly


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