Cambodia Morning News For February 28

Cambodia Morning News For February 28

Cambodia morning newsCambodia condemns burning of Hun Sen effigies in Australia
The Cambodian government condemned on Tuesday the burning of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s effigy in Australia, after he warned that he would beat up any protestors in Australia who dare to burn his photos during his upcoming visit.
— Bangkok Post

Ministry changes SME data
Readers of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft’s summarised annual report may have been shocked to find the number of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) operating in Cambodia was nearly four times larger than it was reported to be last year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s latter day ‘repression’ has Khmer Rouge roots
The Cambodian government has succeeded in shutting down the political opposition, critical thinking in the media and has sharpened its focus on non-government organizations, which have tried its patience over human rights issues.
— UCA News

Cambodia’s airspace getting crowded: Three new airlines to take off this year
Cambodia’s aviation sector is growing rapidly, resulting in a fast expansion of the number of airlines in the country.
— InvestVine

PM Hun Sen Grants $4.6 Million to Compensate 4,000 Workers
Prime  Minister Hun Sen has provided compensatory budgets of US$4.6 million to 4,000 garment workers from nine bankrupted factories in Phnom Penh, according to Heng Sour, spokesman of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

US cuts aid to Cambodia with aim to ‘urge government to reconsider its current course’
The White House is cutting aid to several assistance programs in Cambodia due to “recent setbacks to democracy”, it announced late Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU council fails to take concrete action against Cambodia
The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union on Monday adopted a set of conclusions condemning continuing deteriorating of democracy in Cambodia but stopped short of spelling out any concrete action to deal with the Hun Sen administration, according to The Phnom Penh Post Online report on Tuesday (Feb 27).
— Thai PBS

Government pledges documentation for ethnic Vietnamese
The government yesterday maintained it was opening a path to citizenship for roughly 70,000 ethnic Vietnamese people living in Cambodia, though many have lived here for generations, and advocates say a current drive to revoke “irregular” government documents is effectively rendering many stateless.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Laos losing the last of their trees
Despite official pledges to halt the trade, smugglers in Cambodia and Laos are finding ways to illegally ship timber to neighboring Vietnam.
— Asia Times

Hun Many still silent as online scandal spreads
A social media scandal involving purported chats between the prime minister’s youngest son, Hun Many, and several women reached new heights yesterday, when the Facebook page of a major television network run by Many’s sister was also hacked to disseminate the intimate exchanges, which have raised questions of potential violence against women.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Can Tho: 200 billion VND to help Khmer people seek jobs
Coordinated by the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, the project will be carried out in the districts of O Mon, Co Do, and Thoi Lai, which are home to large Khmer communities. Authorities in the three districts will use local budgets to cover nearly 100 billion VND (4.4 million USD) of the project’s total cost.
— dtinews

Goldwell strives to bring international standard to Cambodia derivatives market
The rapid development of Cambodia attracts and motivates both local and foreign investors to spread their investment seeds in this beautiful country.
— Fresh News


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