Cambodia Morning News For September 25

Cambodia Morning News For September 25
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Cambodia morning newsVisitor numbers grow over holiday fest
Tourism numbers swelled by nearly 16 percent during this year’s Pchum Ben festival, according to the Ministry of Tourism, with officials crediting efforts to improve tourism infrastructure and the quality of services for the higher volume of both domestic and foreign tourists.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia leads way as S-E Asia takes authoritarian route
The warm hug on Sept 7 between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, General Prayuth Chan-o-cha, said it all. Authoritarian rule is ascendant in South-east Asia. It now poses an existential challenge to human rights and democratisation all over the region. And Cambodia is leading South-east Asia’s authoritarian ways, followed not far behind by neighbours such as Thailand.
Today Online

Business Insider: Cathay Dragon spreads its wings
For over two decades, Cathay Dragon – formerly Dragonair – has been connecting Cambodia to its hub in Hong Kong. The Post’s Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon spoke to Josh Williams, country manager of Cathay Dragon, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways, about the airline group’s business outlook on Cambodia and its vision for the future.
The Phnom Penh Post

Streaming platforms in Cambodia put focus on content
The market for streaming video on demand, or SVOD, has become a whole lot richer in Cambodia in recent months, with three new paid platforms launching since July to join international heavyweight Netflix.
The Nation

In EU, Manet met with protest
Hun Manet, military official and son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, met with counterparts in France and supporters in Germany this week, even after both countries lined up to condemn the government’s recent arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha.
The Phnom Penh Post

NEC defends holiday halt
A National Election Committee (NEC) member has defended the electoral body’s decision to cease registration for the Pchum Ben holiday, despite its Secretary-General Tep Nytha complaining last week that registrations were only trickling in because migrant workers – many of whom return home for major holidays – had not registered.
The Phnom Penh Post

PM nixes casino’s name change
Outrage over the renaming of a casino built on historic Bokor Mountain drew a swift reaction from Prime Minister Hun Sen, who unilaterally overturned the Ministry of Commerce’s approval of the rebrand and ordered the removal of all new resort signage on Saturday.
The Phnom Penh Post

‘First They Killed My Father’ pays homage to family, resilience
“What we are doing is to help the Cambodians help themselves,” then-President Richard Nixon says over the tempered pulse of “Sympathy for the Devil” by the Rolling Stones. Meanwhile, a United States warplane flies over trees which alight with its bomb-fire. “This is not an invasion of Cambodia,” Nixon says.
Cavalier Dailay

Former Khmer Rouge Stronghold Becomes Center of Peace and Reconciliation Learning
Researchers and survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime have called for a new generation of Cambodians to seek a deeper understanding of their history following a visit to the former regime stronghold of Anlong Veng.
—VOA Cambodia

Ministry says record good on trafficking
The Labour Ministry has defended its handling of human trafficking and forced labour cases in the fisheries industry following a report that more than a third of migrant fishermen in Thailand have beenclear victims of trafficking in the last five years. According to anti-trafficking group International Justice Mission (IJM), its survey of 260 fishermen from Myanmar and Cambodia showed 38% were “clearly”trafficked and another 49% were possibly trafficked.
The Bangkok Post


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