Cambodia Morning News For February 5

Cambodia Morning News For February 5
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Daily’s website, Twitter blocked by government order
Documents obtained today – and a surprising tweet – have confirmed what observers have suspected for months: that the Cambodian government ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the website of the recently shuttered Cambodia Daily.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Central Bank Governor Lauded With Prestigious Award (video)
Cambodia’s central bank governor has become the first recipient of an Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) Honorary Fellowship, receiving the prestigious award before a gathering of banking regulators and industry representatives.
— AEC News Today (video)

Amendment on Penal Code over Lèse-Majesté Approved by the Government
The Council of Ministers (CoMs) on Friday has approved on the Amendment on the Penal Code over lèse-majesté, according to the Spokesman of the Royal Government of Cambodia Phay Siphan.
— Fresh News

Indonesia-Cambodia trade grows to $492M
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Indonesia amounted to $492.7 million in the first 11 months of last year, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016, according to a report from an Indonesian state-run news agency.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia drifts towards autocracy
Last June’s commune elections in Cambodia were expected to set the stage for the all-important national elections in 2018.
— East Asia Forum

Business Insider: China investment boon comes with a price
As Chinese investment has flooded into the Kingdom, many local business owners have seen their profits start to fall.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Silent waterworld’: Cambodian village submerged by floodwater from Chinese-built dam
Floodwater released from a hydroelectric dam has completely submerged a Cambodian village, turning it into a “silent waterworld”.
— The Independent

Families of Two Jailed Journalists Appeal for their Release
More than two months after their arrest for alleged espionage, the families of two former Radio Free Asia reporters, Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin, are appealing for their release.

Five more held for shooting forest patrollers in Mondulkiri
Five more suspects have been arrested and are being interrogated by authorities in relation to the murder of three forest patrollers last Tuesday in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, authorities confirmed yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

FPCCI to join CACCI Trade team in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
A delegation of Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) members will participate in the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Delegation visiting Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from April 22-27, 2018.
— Pakistan Observer


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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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