Cambodia Morning News For September 5

Cambodia Morning News For September 5

Cambodia morning newsCambodia First to Sign Digital Framework Agreement
Cambodia has become the first Asean member nation to sign up to a UN framework aimed at the establishment of paperless cross-border trade in Asia.
— AEC News Today

Daily directors barred from leaving country
The Tax Department yesterday issued a letter asking the Immigration Department to prevent Deborah Krisher-Steele and Douglas Steele – both representatives of the Cambodia Daily – from leaving the country, a day after department head Kong Vibol said he would continue to pursue the tax dispute that precipitated the paper’s closure.
— The Phnom Penh Post

U.S. and E.U. Condemn Cambodia Opposition Leader’s Arrest
The U.S. Department of State and the European Union joined calls on Monday for the release of jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha, who is facing charges of treason that could see him spend decades behind bars if he is found guilty.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia Daily survived tanks but not descent into outright dictatorship
When tanks started rolling down the streets in Phnom Penh in 1997, there was only one place to go: the old brothel that housed a scrappy start-up of a newspaper called The Cambodia Daily.
— The Times

Cambodian leader gets China’s backing as West condemns crackdown
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen won words of support from China on Monday after the United States and European Union condemned the arrest of his main rival and a widening crackdown on his critics before next year’s election.
— Reuters

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PM Hun Sen Threatens Foreign ‘Conspirators’ With Arrest
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened foreign nationals with arrest after claiming that the governments of the United States and Canada had conspired with detained opposition leader Kem Sokha to commit “treason”.
— VOA Cambodia

A fray in US economic ties?
The deteriorating political climate in Cambodia and ramped up government rhetoric against the United States could end up jeopardising the Kingdom’s economic relations with the US, its largest single trading partner, analysts have warned.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen hits at US foreign policy
Prime Minister Hun Sen intensified his attacks on the US yesterday, lambasting its failed attempts at regime change across the world, with one observer noting the recent, and fervent, anti-US nationalism could see relations with the superpower deteriorate to the point of provoking congressional action.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia records 50 percent decline in vulture population in over decade: conservationist groups
Cambodia’s vultures are facing a high risk of extinction and have seen a 50 percent decline in number since 2003, conservationist groups said in a joint statement on Monday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia railway revamp spells end of the line for homegrown ‘Bamboo Train’
With a wooden platform jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia’s one-of-a-kind “Bamboo Train” delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside — but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.
— The Japan Times

KHRAT Trojan sweeps across Cambodia
The KHRAT Trojan has been spotted targeting citizens of Cambodia with new capabilities and weaponry.
— ZD Net

‘No protest, no change’ for CNRP, deputy says, placing CPP in bind
The Cambodia National Rescue Party will refuse to appoint a new president following the arrest of current leader Kem Sokha on Sunday, Deputy President Mu Sochua said yesterday, a decision she acknowledged may lead to the dissolution of the party should Sokha be convicted of treason.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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