Cambodia Morning News For February 19

Cambodia Morning News For February 19
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Cambodia morning newsIs Cambodia a ‘Japanese beef-laundering’ hub?
Cambodia’s imports of beef from Japan, widely known as “wagyu,” have shot up, yet you will struggle to find it on a menu in even the most exclusive restaurants in Phnom Penh.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Germany puts pressure on Cambodia, ending preferential visa treatment for Hun family and high-ranking officials
In a response to a parliamentary inquiry, the German government on Wednesday laid out a number of measures it has quietly taken over recent months to pressure the Cambodian government following its crackdown on media outlets, NGOs and the political opposition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Though long considered to have been Cambodia’s capital during a ‘dark age’, new research is unearthing Longvek’s place as a centre of global trade
The town of Longvek, in Kampong Tralach district, is picturesque but unremarkable. Cows graze between rice paddies and stilted wooden homes dot the landscape.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Political Opposition Movement Calls For Boycott of Firms Owned by PM’s Family
A movement started by exiled Cambodian opposition lawmakers has launched a campaign boycotting products sold by companies owned by the family of Prime Minister Hun Sen, the country’s longtime leader who is using his power to eliminate his competitors before a general election in July.
— Radio Free Asia

More CNRM activists targeted
The Ministry of Interior has filed a criminal complaint against at least 10 members of the fledgling Cambodia National Rescue Movement, including former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, though a court official would not confirm the nature of the charges beyond characterising them as being akin to “rebellion”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Host STEM Workshop for ASEAN Youth
A four-day workshop focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will be held in Phnom Penh this month where fifty young Southeast Asians will showcase their work.

Traffic Kills/Injures Over 100 during New Year
At least 37 people deceased and 74 others seriously injured in 54 accident cases during the three-day festival of Chinese-Vietnamese New Year from February 15 to 17, 2018, according to the report of the Traffic Police Department and the Public Order of the National Police Commission on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Girls Who Code, Boys Who Cook: Cambodia’s Future Leaders
On the day we arrived in Cambodia earlier this month, the front-page headlines in the Phnom Penh Post touted new amendments to the country’s constitution, including restrictions on the right to assemble, restrictions on the right to vote or to stand for election and a ban on insulting the king.
— Forbes

Dozens arrested over scams
CAMBODIAN and Thai police raided three places in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville on Friday day and arrested six Taiwanese, 26 Thais and five Cambodians for allegedly being involved in a call-centre scam.
— The Nation


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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