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Hun Sen rejects democracy index’s ‘authoritarian’ label

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took a swipe at a recent democracy report that labelled his regime “authoritarian”, before declaring no one is capable of “toppling Hun Sen besides Hun Sen”. ...

Mech Dara and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-rejects-democracy-indexs-authoritarian-label

Cambodia plunges in democracy survey after CNRP dissolution

The state of democracy in Cambodia has declined to the point where it is now led by an outright “authoritarian” regime, according to the latest Democracy Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Democracy Index 2017, released yesterday, ranked Cambodia 124th out of 167 countries, ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-plunges-democracy-survey-after-cnrp-dissolution

Australia reportedly transfers another Nauru detainee to Cambodia under $55m deal

A refugee has reportedly arrived in Cambodia from Nauru under the Turnbull Government’s$55 million agreement. A Syrian man was said to be the seventh person to resettle to one of Asia’s poorest nations. Cambodian Interior Ministry’s Refugee Department head Tan Sovichea said there were two refugees ...

Frenalyn Wilson
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/australia-reportedly-transfers-another-nauru-detainee-cambodia-under-55m-deal-1554001

PM: Cambodia on track for high-income status

Extolling forecasts that Cambodia’s economy will maintain its 7 percent growth rate this year, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated a past prediction that the country would reach upper-middle income status by 2030 and become a high-income country in 2050 – though one expert said ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-cambodia-track-high-income-status

Officials heed call to buy rice

A day after a state bank called on Cambodians to buy domestically milled rice to help a government scheme to stabilise prices in the sector, multiple ruling party officials were reaching into their own pockets to do just that. The Rural Development Bank – tasked with ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-heed-call-buy-rice

Phnom Penh rated one of the world’s least livable cities

Widespread corruption, poor health care and a lack of adequate infrastructure continue to make Phnom Penh one of the least livable major cities in the world, according to the annual Global Livability Ranking, released on Thursday by the Economist Intelligence Unit. ...

Sonia Kohlbacher and Hang Sokunthea
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penh-rated-one-worlds-least-livable-cities-116895/

Phnom Penh Fares Poorly in Livability Index

Phnom Penh is one of the least-livable cities in the world, but has also seen relatively strong improvement in quality of life over the past five years, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Livability Ranking released this month has found. The analysis of 140 cities, which ...

David Kaner
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom%E2%80%88penh-fares-poorly-in-livability-index-41445/

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