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Cambodia Reveals Economic Reform Strategy To Counter Eu Threat

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced plans to reform the nation’s economy on a large scale...
Khmer Rouge tribunal coming to an end with final verdicts

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The tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians is expected to issue...
European Union revokes preferential trade status for Cambodia

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The European Union on the 12th annual EU-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit that took place in Brussels on October 18-19 temporarily revoked its...
End of EU trade preferences could bring Cambodia’s economy to its knees

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The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms...
New minimum wage for Cambodian textile workers: $182

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Cambodia raised the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on October 5 to $182, fulfilling an election promise by premier Hun Sen. A...
Chinese to build $1.2-billion “vacation town” in Cambodia from scratch

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Chinese developer Tianjin Union Development Group has unveiled plans for yet another project called “Tourism Vacation Town” in Cambodia that will cost $1.2 billion...
Cambodia opposition bemoans “death of democracy” after ruling party claimes landslide win

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Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on July 30 it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in...
Cambodia goes to the polls – government blocks critical news websites

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The sixth general election kicked off in Cambodia on Sunday, July 29, with a total of 20 political parties taking part in the race,...
Cambodia readies for July 29 general elections – 70,000 police deployed

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Obviously not expecting a friction-free election on Cambodia’s polling day on Sunday, July 29, the government started to deploy an army of security forces...
Sale of Phnom Penh Post heralds end of independent press in Cambodia

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Cambodia's leading English-language daily, Phnom Penh Post, has been sold by its Australian owner to a Malaysian public relations firm, a move that triggered...
Cambodia pushes law that makes insulting the king a crime

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Cambodia's Cabinet on February 2 endorsed an amendment to the criminal code making insulting the king a criminal offense punishable by a fine and...
Rift between Cambodia and the West over de-democratisation deepens

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The war of words between Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives of Western organisations intensified in the past weeks, with Hun Sen boasting...
Cambodia garment makers get nervous over Hun Sen’s policies

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The Cambodian textile and garment sector, the main pillar of the impoverished country’s export industry, starts feeling the heat of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s...
Cambodia’s authoritarian leader will end like Mugabe, says opponent

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will end his political life like Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, exiled former opposition chief Sam Rainsy told...
Cambodia faces international action after opposition party ban

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The ban of Cambodia’s largest opposition party Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the country’s Supreme Court ahead of elections is not at all...
Cambodia PM unimpressed by potential Western sanctions

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Cabinet speech last week said that he had no fear of Western sanctions against his country in...
The Cambodia Daily shuts down after 24 years

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September 4, 2017 will see the final edition of one of the few independent newspapers in Cambodia, The Cambodia Daily. The paper announced that...
Genocide? What genocide? Ex-Khmer Rouge leader in denial

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Khieu Samphan, one of the two surviving top leaders of the 1975-79 Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, in his final statements in the second...