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What did Suu Kyi’s first Cambodia visit achieve?

Last week, Myanmar’s de facto leader and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi paid her first visit to Cambodia in her current capacity. The trip spotlighted the ongoing state of ties between the two fellow Southeast Asian states amid wider domestic and foreign policy developments. Cambodia ...

Prashanth Parameswaran
https://thediplomat.com/2019/05/what-did-suu-kyis-first-cambodia-visit-achieve/

Tokyo goes it alone in support of Myanmar and Cambodia

Japan is digging in deeper in support of Myanmar and Cambodia even as the U.S. and Europe ramp up criticism of human rights violations, choosing to preserve its influence in the region by playing an alternative to China’s economic might. ...

Saki Hayashi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-Relations/Tokyo-goes-it-alone-in-support-of-Myanmar-and-Cambodia

Bangladeshi PM asks Hun Sen for help in dealing with Rohingya crisis

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday appealed to the Cambodian government to “support” her country in handling the refugee crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya pour over its border fleeing violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/bangladeshi-pm-asks-hun-sen-help-dealing-rohingya-crisis

Survery finds fishermen in Thailand ‘trafficked, abused’

Trafficking in the Thai fishing industry remains rampant, with fishermen from Cambodia and Myanmar often experiencing horrifying work conditions, according to the results of a survey of workers. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/survery-finds-fishermen-thailand-trafficked-abused

Cambodia, Myanmar cooperation

Cambodia and Myanmar have agreed to further enhance trade between the two countries by encouraging investment from small and medium enterprises and exchanging agricultural products, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/40333/cambodia--myanmar-cooperation/

PM offers Myanmar a ‘win-win’

During the inauguration of a pagoda in Prey Veng on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced he will send several advisers to Myanmar to share lessons from his “Win-Win” policy, which he credits with ending Cambodia’s civil war. ...

Touch Sokha and Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-offers-myanmar-win-win

Gender imbalance in job applications

More males are applying  for jobs online compared to females, highlighting a deep gender division in the country’s workforce, according to Everjobs Cambodia’s second quarter career report. “Over 68 percent of online applications came from male job seekers and only 32 percent from female applicants,” said ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29753/gender-imbalance-in-job-applications/

Cambodian PM meets with Russian counterpart during ASEAN Summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met for the first time with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar on Thursday, and both leaders vowed to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation, a Cambodian senior official said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/14/c_133789745.htm

Cambodian PM flies to Myanmar for ASEAN Summit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen left for Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar, on Tuesday to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings slated for Wednesday through Thursday. “The 25th ASEAN Summit is expected to discuss important issues concerning ASEAN community building, ASEAN’s ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/11/c_133780675.htm

Cambodian PM to attend ASEAN summit, Myanmar meetings

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will attend the 25th ASEAN Summit and related meetings to be held on Nov. 12 to Nov. 13 in Nay Pyi Taw, capital city of Myanmar, the Cambodian foreign ministry said in a press release on Saturday. Besides the 25th ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/08/c_133774038.htm

Cambodia bond a possibility

The launch of an unrated Laotian government bond on Thailand’s bond market could pave the way for Cambodia to issue its own government bond denominated in Thai baht. The Bangkok Post reported yesterday that Thailand’s Finance Ministry and Public Debt Management Office had allowed Cambodia, Vietnam ...

Hor Kimsay
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-bond-possibility

Drug-resistant malaria spreads in SE Asia

On Thailand’s border with Myanmar, also known as Burma, a malaria research and treatment clinic is stepping up efforts to eliminate a drug-resistant form of the parasite before it spreads abroad. Artemisinin medicines have been highly effective against malaria when used in combination with other drugs. ...

Steve Sandford
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/drug-resistent-malaria-spreads-in-southeast-asia/2425740.html

Muang Thai maps out expansion plan

Muang Thai Insurance is looking at acquiring portfolios from non-life insurers and selling non-life products to individuals in neighbouring countries as part of its plan to keep its premium income growing by 15 per cent annually in the next three to five years. “The merger model ...

Sucheera Pinijparakarn
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/Muang-Thai-maps-out-expansion-plan-30241197.html

IFC sells stake in Cambodia's commercial bank to Japanese bank

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has sold its 12.25 percent stake in Acleda bank to Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in an undisclosed amount after having supported Acleda for over 15 years, said an IFC news statement ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=235929

ASEAN FMs reiterate continued commitment to realizing ASEAN Community

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday reiterated their continued commitment to the realization of ASEAN Community by 2015 and beyond. They pledged their commitment in the joint communique issued on the final day of their 47th annual meeting in Nay ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/10/c_133546154.htm

Hor Namhong to attend ASEAN meetings next week in Myanmar

Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Namhong will attend ASEAN meetings next week in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar, according to a statement issued Friday by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The statement said the meetings to be held from 8 to 10 August, 2014 include ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=ZGZhNjZjMTY4ODU

Drug-resistant malaria widespread in Southeast Asia: study

Drug-resistant malaria is now widespread in Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global efforts to control malaria, a new study warned Wednesday. An analysis of blood samples from 1,241 malaria patients in 10 countries across Asia and Africa found resistance to the world’s most effective anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-07/31/c_133521082.htm

Acleda sets aside $39M for branch expansion

Acleda Bank has reinvested $39 million of profits back into its operations instead of paying out dividends to shareholders, an announcement on its website states. It is the 11th time Alceda has opted to increase registered capital, with the latest top-up taking the bank’s total capital ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/acleda-sets-aside-39m-branch-expansion

Gov’t continues to seek new markets

The Ministry of Commerce has vowed to uncover more markets for Cambodian products to help buffer against price fluctuations caused by the Kingdom’s dependency on neighboring countries. In a response to concerns raised on social media, Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol wrote on the ministry’s official Facebook ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gov%E2%80%99t-continues-seek-new-markets

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