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UN Rights review ‘Not business as usual’

With rebuke raining down on the ruling CPP for its judicial assault, arrests and intimidation of the political opposition and other critics, Cambodia’s annual assessment by the U.N. Human Rights Council will be held next week in Geneva. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-rights-review-not-business-usual-117790/

Unions slam Rainsy’s EU plan

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has been in hot water since he told an EU parliamentary meeting on July 13 that he wanted them to consider decreasing garment imports from Cambodia in the hope it would pressure Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government into complying ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27429/unions-slam-rainsy---s-eu-plan/

EU calls for release of officials

The European Union (EU) has called on the government to release the Adhoc, National Election Committee and United Nations officials who have been charged and imprisoned over the sex scandal involving acting opposition party president Kem Sokha. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24681/eu-calls-for-release-of-officials/

Cambodia and EU committee talks trade

The 9th session of the Cambodia-EU Joint Committee for bilateral cooperation to ensure the smooth operation and effective implement of trade and economic relations as well as the political development between the Kingdom and the EU is underway, and set to run until tomorrow. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24492/cambodia-and-eu-committee-talks-trade/

President’s special envoy visits Cambodia, Laos

Kazakhstan’s Special Envoy of the President and Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Mussinov visited Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries Cambodia and Laos Aug. 12-13 in the framework of promoting his country’s bid to secure a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations ...

Malika Orazgaliyeva
http://astanatimes.com/2015/08/presidents-special-envoy-visits-cambodia-laos/

Cambodian workers in limbo as Qatar drags heels on safety standards

The Cambodian government is working on an agreement with the Qatari government that would allow Cambodians to join the thousands of migrant workers helping to build the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup. As a safety measure, the Cambodian government has requested that Qatar guarantee ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14391/cambodian-workers-in-limbo-as-qatar-drags-heels-on-safety-standards/

World Cup labour on agenda

Amid reports of hundreds of workplace deaths at World Cup construction sites, Qatar invited Cambodia on Saturday to discuss implementing a long-signed agreement to send labourers there ahead of the tournament in 2022. The issue was discussed during a meeting between Foreign Ministry Secretary of State ...

Taing Vida and Alice Cuddy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/world-cup-labour-agenda

Official defends imprisonment of activists to visiting US envoy

A secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday defended the government’s widely criticized imprisonment of 11 activists and an opposition official during a closed-door meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat. Daniel Russel, an assistant secretary of state at the U.S. government’s Bureau of ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/official-defends-imprisonment-of-activists-to-visiting-us-envoy-76819/

Cambodia, Morocco ink political consultation deal

Cambodia and Morocco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a political consultation mechanism in order to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation, officials said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-11/04/c_133764910.htm

Cambodia, Seychelles sign 6 deals to pave way for cooperation

Cambodia and Seychelles on Thursday inked six documents to pave the way for bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, trade, investment, tourism, agriculture, and air services. The deals were made during the two-day visit of Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam to Cambodia. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2014-10/16/c_133721159.htm

Cambodia, US share concerns over Lao dam

Following a meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat on Wednesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith said the U.S. shares Cambodia’s concerns about a controversial hydropower dam Laos is planning to build on the Mekong River. Cambodia and Vietnam both fear that the ...

Eang Mengleng
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-us-share-concerns-over-lao-dam-67238/

Cambodia, Argentina look to strengthen ties

Cambodian and Argentine senior officials met here on Monday to discuss ways to promote ties and cooperation for mutual benefits. The meeting was made between Cambodia’s Foreign Secretary of State Ouch Borith and Argentina’s deputy State Secretary for Foreign Ministry Carolina Perez Colman. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-08/25/c_133582443.htm

‘Be more responsible’, Rainsy tells Australia

Cambodia’s opposition leader yesterday called on the Australian government to reconsider its plan to send refugees to the country, which he said was a short-term solution that does not address the root causes of displacement. Sam Rainsy, Cambodia National Rescue Party president, told the Post that Australia should ...

Daniel Pye
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98be-more-responsible%E2%80%99-rainsy-tells-australia

Cambodia intends to sign asylum deal

A Senior Cambodian official has said his country has tentatively agreed to accept asylum-seekers who had been seeking to settle in Australia. Foreign Ministry Secretary of State Ouch Borith told reporters there was an agreement in principle to take the asylum-seekers, who are being held in ...

The Australian News Staff
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/cambodia-intends-to-sign-asylum-deal/story-fn9hm1gu-1226900446176

Sugar on EU visit’s agenda

European Union Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht will visit Cambodia this week, the European Commission announced, with rights groups hoping that land grabbing related to sugar plantations will be high on the agenda. Following bilateral meetings in Brussels last week between Cambodia and the EU during ...

Kevin Ponniah and Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-eu-visit%E2%80%99s-agenda

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