Cambodia morning news for October 9

Cambodia morning news for October 9
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Hun Sen defiant despite EU trade threat
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance following a European Union announcement last week that it would ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns.
— Channel News Asia

Cambodia H1 garment exports reach two-year high
Cambodia saw its garment, travel goods, and footwear exports increase 16.1% year-on-year during the first half of 2018 – reaching a two-year high.
— just-style

UNDP says poverty rate in Cambodia falling at rapid pace
Poverty rate in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, said a joint statement released by Cambodia’s Ministry of Planning and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

Despite Growth, Economic Woes Loom in Cambodia
While Cambodia has enjoyed strong growth and an influx of foreign investment in recent years, a toxic combination of rising wages and low-skilled labor presents a looming threat to the country’s two-dimensional economy.
— VOA Cambodia

Former CNRP Member Jailed in Cambodia For Insulting King
A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced a former opposition party member to a year in jail for sharing a Facebook post criticizing the country’s king in the first such case brought to trial after a law went into force this year forbidding insults to the royal family.
— Radio Free Asia

Hun Sen Says Son Is ‘Possible Future Leader’ of Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen has for the first time publicly suggested that his eldest son, Hun Manet, could succeed him as leader of Cambodia in an interview with Japanese media.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia’s Women Entrepreneurs Aim to Scale Up
As a child, Sreat Mom Sophear never dreamed of growing up to become a business leader, even though she grew up in a business-oriented household. But today, the founder and CEO of SOPHIYA Corp. is one of Cambodia’s pioneering women entrepreneurs.
— The Cambodia Daily/ VOA

CAST-Cambodia hopes to expand soy protein market
Cambodia’s aquaculture industry demand for soybean protein is projected to reach 100,000 metric tons per year by 2030.
— American Agriculturist

Shinzo Abe meets Hun Sen, expresses hope for Cambodia’s development through democratic means
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday expressed hope for the development of Cambodia through a democratic process amid criticism from the international community over the Southeast Asian nation’s latest election results.
— The Japan Times

Aqua feed program launches in Cambodia
The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) WISHH Program is building on its successful track record in aquaculture development by launching the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia.
— Farmers Advance

Interview: ‘I Hope More Cambodians Can Give Back to Help Children Get an Education’
Oun Kosorl teaches Cambodian children for free, having founded Mother Home Cambodia in late 2014, aiming to provide opportunities for rural children to learn English.
— VOA Khmer


Feature photo Sam Sith

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


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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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