Cambodia morning news for October 11

Cambodia morning news for October 11
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Faces Potential Economic Collapse
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing economic pressure to reverse a recent crackdown on opposition groups and basic freedoms in his country.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia Airways enters Taiwan market with Siem Reap-Taipei service
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Smartphones help to save forest in Cambodia
University of Copenhagen, Danmission, the IT company Web Essentials and local peacebuilding organizations in Cambodia have developed an app for smartphones that helps protecting the forest.
— ScandAsia

Food Security be Dammed: Cambodia Trades Fish for Energy
The Lower Sesan 2 Dam (“LS2”, or “the dam”), located 26 kilometres east of the Sesan-Mekong River confluence in Stung Treng province, began electricity generation in November 2017. It is scheduled to be fully operational in October 2018.
— Future Directions

Direct flight links Zunyi and Phnom Penh
A direct flight was launched Tuesday between the city of Zunyi in southwest China’s Guizhou Province and Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
— Xinhua

Hun Sen’s hunt for ‘terrorists’
A recent spate of arrests raises questions concerning the Cambodian government’s motives in a seemingly never-ending quest to root out purported terrorists.
— UCA News

Little Khmer Kitchen Is Coming to Central Market Arcade
Sreymom “Mom” Lund is a familiar face around the Central Market. She worked at the Asian Green Grocer before scoring a job shuffling pans in the Jamface kitchen. Lund had no cooking experience before then, but her former boss saw her potential and recommended her to Poh Ling Yeow. “Whenever I tried to sell vegetables I spent too much time telling people how to cook the vegetables,” Lund says with a laugh.
— Broadsheet

Trafficked brides heading for China
The practice of “pulling wife”, bride kidnapping or marriage by capture is an old tradition among the rural Vietnamese. According to old custom, young girls are symbolically kidnapped and detained for two to three days by young boys, sometimes in collaboration with his family, to force a marriage negotiation with the girls’ parents.
— The Asean Post


Feature photo Sam Sith

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges Cambodia Ancestors Day (Pchum Ben), October 8-10.


Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).


Cambodia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.


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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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