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US senators call for GSP trade privilege cut

Two US senators on Wednesday introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019 bill, requiring the administration to re-examine Cambodia’s eligibility to access the preferential trade treatment granted by the US under the General System of Preferences (GSP). ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/us-senators-call-gsp-trade-privilege-cut

As Cambodian democracy weakens, U.S. imposes sanctions on a high-ranking Cambodian official

Cambodia’s democracy has been in increasing trouble in recent months, with Prime Minister Hun Sen dissolving the main opposition party and cracking down on independent media. Now there’s a sign that the U.S. government is paying attention. ...

Shibani Mahtani
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/06/13/as-cambodian-democracy-weakens-u-s-sanctions-a-high-ranking-cambodian-official/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.3cc07c5edd4c

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday. ...

Sek Sophal
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1439187/us-cambodia-standoff

Returnees still in US pending appeal

More than 50 Cambodians who were set to be removed from the US today can temporarily remain in the country to fight their deportation orders due to a last-minute decision from a US judge that immigration advocates celebrated as a “Hail Mary”. ...

Daphne Chen and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/returnees-still-us-pending-appeal

Cambodia’s ties with US frayed, says official

n a speech to 65 senior government officials yesterday, Cambodia’s acting foreign affairs minister said this month had been “the worst” so far in the history of Cambodia-US relations. “Our relationship seems to be difficult,” said Ouch Borith, who is second-in-command at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-ties-us-frayed-says-official

Remains hostage in spat with US

Prime Minister Hun Sen hit back yesterday in response to United States visa sanctions by saying Cambodia would no longer assist in finding and repatriating the remains of American soldiers who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. ...

ម៉ិច ដារ៉ា និង Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/remains-hostage-spat-us

Cambodia has sole objective for US

Cambodia intends to submit a petition to the United States government to extend the duty-free privileges of its Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) scheme to include footwear, giving local manufacturers a competitive advantage in the world’s biggest consumer market. But hopes are dimming as the ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-has-sole-objective-us

‘Seiha’ releases Sokha video

Material apparently aimed at incriminating jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha continued to flow in over the weekend, with pro-government leaker “Seiha” releasing another video of Sokha expressing his gratitude to the US government for its assistance in building democracy in Cambodia. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/seiha-releases-sokha-video

US offers tips for cybercrime team

Cambodian police, prosecutors and policymakers were hosted in Washington recently by the US government, as part of America’s efforts to support the drafting of the Kingdom’s controversial cybercrime law. ...

Bun Sengkong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-offers-tips-cybercrime-team

Boeung Kak tale resonates in Washington

In Washington yesterday, Sam Rainsy Party lawmaker Mu Sochua lobbied US government officials to withhold military funding to the Cambodian government if it does not meet two political demands ahead of her meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday. Mu Sochua said she would ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060856674/National-news/boeung-kak-tale-resonates-in-us-capital-mu-sochua.html

Sotheby’s Gets Stay on Khmer Statue Confiscation

The future of a 1,000-year-old Khmer statue—which Sotheby’s auction house in New York was ordered by the US government on Wednesday to hand back to Cambodia—is now in the hands of the US courts. The statue of the guardian Duryodhana is believed to have come from ...

US supports $2.7m in loans for agriculture

The US government is working with a Cambodian microfinance institution to finance $2.7million in loans to farmers and small- and medium-sized agro-businesses in Battambang, Kompong Thom, Pursat and Siem Reap provinces in order to improve their access to credit, the US Embassy said. USAid will work ...

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