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Australia comes to Cambodia’s help

Australian government is studying the new project to help Cambodia’s economy development, trade facilitate and diversification, according to Australian Ambassador to Cambodia. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722365/australia-comes-to-cambodias-help/

Adoption revamp in offing by Oz: report

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is overhauling his nation’s overseas adoption system and wants to get Cambodia involved in the process, according to Australian media. Abbott requested Attorney General George Brandis pursue fresh agreements and adoption negotiations, including with Cambodia, Bulgaria, Latvia and Kenya, the Sunday ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adoption-revamp-offing-oz-report

Hundreds march against Australia refugee deal

Hundreds of monks and activists marched through Phnom Penh on Friday calling for the cancellation of an agreement signed last month that could see refugees who sought asylum in Australia resettled in Cambodia. Opposition politicians and human rights advocates in both countries have slammed the ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-march-against-australia-refugee-deal-70273/

Anti-refugee protest dogged by xenophobia

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through central Phnom Penh yesterday morning calling for a controversial refugee resettlement deal between Australia and Cambodia to be scrapped. While the protesters echoed human rights concerns that have been repeatedly made about the scheme, an undercurrent of xenophobia was also present. After ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/anti-refugee-protest-dogged-xenophobia

CNRP officials imprisoned on insurrection charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged at least seven opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist with insurrection and incitement over a protest that turned violent on Tuesday, sending six of the group to Prey Sar prison. Meng Sopheary, a lawyer on the defense ...

Kuch Naren
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-officials-sent-to-prison-on-charges-of-insurrection-64320/

Edmonton journalist Dave Walker missing in Cambodia

Police and friends of Canadian journalist and screenwriter Dave Walker are searching for the Edmonton man after he mysteriously vanished on Feb. 14 in Cambodia. The 58-year-old left the Green Village Angkor Guesthouse in the tourist city of Siem Reap about 2 p.m. with only his ...

Peter Mccartney
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-journalist-dave-walker-missing-in-cambodia/article16965825/?cmpid=rss1

Diplomats, Donors Lobbied to Help Free Jailed Protesters

Challenging the ban on demonstrations in Phnom Penh, activists rallied Friday at the U.S. Embassy, the Japanese Embassy, the Australian Embassy and the German Embassy before stopping for lunch and rallying again, in the afternoon, at the British Embassy, the European Union and World Bank ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/diplomats-donors-lobbied-to-help-free-jailed-protesters-50852/

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

Shops to close, limit hours

Many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and tourist sites in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will operate at a limited capacity or close entirely this Sunday as Cambodians line up at voting stations to elect a new government. Despite the closures, Ang Kim Eang, president of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/shops-close-limit-hours

Australian Police Say Appropriate Steps Taken in BHP Bribery Case

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said Monday they have taken the necessary steps to investigate claims that the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, bribed officials in Cambodia and played down reports that it had mishandled one the country’s largest cases in corporate corruption. “The ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/australian-police-say-appropriate-steps-taken-in-bhp-bribery-case-31221/

Released Boeng Kak Women Back to Old Ways

Less than two weeks after being released from prison, the 13 women convicted in May for protesting evictions at Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak community staged their first public action yesterday. The women, joined by about as many neighbors, submitted petitions to the Australian, French, U.K. and ...

Relocation Woes Persist: Australia

The Australian Embassy conceded that problems have plagued the relocation process of about 160 families moved to Trapeang Anhchanh on the outskirts of Phnom Penh last September. The families were moved for a railway rehabilitation project partially funded by the Australian government’s AusAID. “We agree on the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062156934/National-news/relocation-woes-australia.html

Australian Gov’t Ordered Railway Investigation

The Australian government yesterday said it has been aware of poor working conditions and inappropriate surveying methods used on Cambodia’s railway rehabilitation project since February and had ordered that the project’s partners investigate the matters. “The Australian Government was alerted to possible concerns about workplace health ...

Drug connection denied

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew Hun To has emphatically denied all allegations published by Australian newspaper The Age about his involvement in a heroin-trafficking and money-laundering syndicate targeting Australia. Hun To, whose wife and children reside in Melbourne, Australia, told the Post yesterday that he plans ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032755268/National-news/drug-connection-denied.html

Australian Paper Alleges PM’s Nephew Linked To Crime Ring

Australian newspaper The Age alleged yesterday that Australian authorities have linked Hun To, a nephew of Prime Minister Hun Sen, to a crime syndicate involving heroin trafficking and money laundering. According to The Age report, Australian police were planning to arrest Mr. To in Melbourne but ...

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