Cambodia Morning News For February 15

Cambodia Morning News For February 15

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Cambodia is among the fastest economies in the world, registering a stable economic growth rate of 6.9 percent to 7.6 percent every year, over the last 10 years.
— Asean Briefing

GMAC asks for delay on truck ban
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has appealed to Prime Minister Hun Sen to delay a crackdown on oversized trucks, which has already forced more than half of the vehicles serving the garment industry off of the roads since it was called for by the premier on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan firm eyes stake in local MFI Chamroeun
Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI) Chamroeun Microfinance Plc is negotiating with Japanese firm Renet Japan Group to sell a 90 percent stake in the MFI to the Japanese used goods dealer, according to Nikkei Asian Review.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US, EU grapple with how to punish Cambodia
“Democracy is dead in Cambodia,” pronounced US Senator Lindsay Graham last week following his co-sponsorship of a new bill that could ratchet up American sanctions on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.
— Asia Times

Thailand, Cambodia discuss extradition
Thai and Cambodian authorities met earlier this week to discuss their extradition agreement and strengthen prisoner exchange – a meeting that came just days after Thailand amid concerns about the fate of more than 100 opposition figures who have fled the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers Call For End to Persecution of Former Commune Chief
Several former opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have asked the United Nations human rights agency and other international organizations to stop a ruling party lawmaker from politically persecuting a former commune chief in the northwestern town of Battambang.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia: Legislating New Tools of Repression
Cambodia’s parliament enacted amendments to the constitution and penal code that will further consolidate the ruling party’s power and stifle free speech, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Rights Watch

Former Opposition MPs Petition UN to Investigate Harassment Claims
A group of former lawmakers from the Cambodia National Rescue Party has petitioned international organizations, including the United Nations, to seek protection for a former commune chief who has allegedly been harassed and bullied by a senior ruling party lawmaker.

Hun Many’s Facebook Accounts Hacked
Official Facebook page “Hun Many” and personal Facebook account “Hun Mani” of Hun Many, Lawmaker and President of Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, were hacked by an anonymous on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

CMAC Discovers 12 New U.S Chemical Bombs Sites in Svay Vieng Province
CMAC officials discovered 12 new U.S chemical bombs sites in Romeas Haek district, Svay Rieng Province, according to Heng Ratana, Director General of the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Thailand, Cambodia discuss nationality verification for migrant workers
Thailand’s Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

MoFA Announces Outcomes of Minister of Cambodian Foreign Affairs and Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia (MoFA) issued a press release on Wednesday regarding the outcome of a meeting between Senior Minister Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh on Tuesday.
— Fresh News


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