Cambodia morning news for November 23

Cambodia morning news for November 23

Cambodia morning newsMyanmar, Cambodia lead Asean’s soaring minimum wage growth
Countries across Asean are experiencing rapid economic growth, and the associated improvements to the standard of living are conspicuous. Increasing trade means increasing wages — and wage growth is integral to the growth of regional economies.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal: Will Chea and Samphan’s appeals bring the trials to an end?
Last week the Khmer Rouge tribunal handed down a historic verdict against two elderly leaders of the regime that claimed at least 1.7 million lives, legally declaring for the first time that genocide had occurred in Cambodia in the 1970s.
— ABC News

Officials, families honour stampede victims
City hall officials along with families of the victims who died in 2010 Water Festival stampede on Koh Pich bridge on Thursday held the ceremony to remember more than 300 dead.
— Khmer Times

Minister says ‘No More Suspects’ to be tried for Khmer Rouge crimes
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Cambodia had agreed to only investigate crimes by the most senior Khmer Rouge leaders, which meant the work of the Khmer Rouge tribunal was “all complete”.
— Voice Of America

Hun Many warns of making superpower choice
Asean may have to choose between China and the US one day in dealing with the fast-changing geopolitical landscape, according to Hun Many, president of Commission 7 for Cambodia’s National Assembly.
— Bangkok Post

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Seven racing boats sink on Wednesday
About seven boats sank on Wednesday while racing on the Tonle Sap river in front of the Royal Palace to celebrate the three-day Water Festival, but no rowers were injured, an official said.
— Khmer Times

Etiqa aims to expand into Cambodia next year
The insurance arm of Maybank has operations in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, and is currently in talks with regulators in Cambodia.
— The Malaysian Reserve

US-funded project ‘We Next’ aims to empower young Cambodian women entrepreneurs
The US international development agency USAID has sponsored a program in Cambodia that aims to empower young women entrepreneurs to get a head start in business. The five-year project will be run in three major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.
— Voice of America

Cambodia prepares for first pilot training school
Training provider Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) has inked a memorandum of understanding with Cambodian holding company Negocia Ventures to explore the development of Cambodia’s first modern pilot training school. The announcement comes at a time when Boeing projects demand for pilots in the region to triple over the next decade.
— AIN Online

UNDP and Save the Children join hands to advance school safety and disaster preparedness in Cambodia
In a bid to increase school safety in Cambodia’s most vulnerable communities, UNDP and Save the Children have joined hands in the coastal province of Koh Kong.
— Reliefweb

Q&A: How to transition one of the fastest-growing economies in the world to a green growth model
Driven by garment exports, tourism and construction, Cambodia has sustained an average growth rate of 7.7 percent between 1995 to 2017, making this Southeast Asian nation the sixth fastest-growing economy in the world.
— IPS News

What Should Syrians Learn from Cambodians?
“Uncertainty was the worst I have suffered. He who works hard, is forced to work to death, and he who shows weakness and inability to work get killed”, said to me Ben Bao, the Cambodian survivor, describing the dilemma he faced during his life in the Khmer Rouge’s death camps in Cambodia.
— Enab Baladi

Taking on Cambodia’s deaf stigma, one coffee at a time
In Kampot, a riverside town in western Cambodia, 18-year old Kim Tin used to dream about one day being employed and independent.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Rotting fish odor – what’s not to love about this spicy Cambodian paste?
“Pass me the prahok,” I say, sitting with friends for a picnic in the Cambodian coastal town of Kep.
— Ozy

Soap recycling creating win-win-win for hotels, women, developing communities
It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day.
— Sustainable Brands

Cambodian faces legal battle to remain in US after release from jail
Phal Sok was released early, in 2015, for good conduct under an initiative aimed at aiding juvenile offenders, but was later detained by ICE for deportation to Cambodia under the rules of a repatriation agreement signed between the US and Cambodia in 2002.
— Voice of America

AFF Cup 2018: Vietnam-Cambodia match tickets sold out
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has confirmed that all 14,000 tickets for the match between Vietnam and Cambodia in Group A of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 have been sold.
— Vietnam Net


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With a decade of experience as an editor and journalist, Roy has edited mastheads across Australia and Southeast Asia, from the remote island communities of the Torres Strait to Cambodia’s only award-winning newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post.

A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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