Cambodia unveils U.S.-aided defense strategic plan
The Cambodian Ministry of Defense on Tuesday launched a U.S.-aided strategic planning manual with an aim to assist Cambodian strategists to design standardized and effective defense strategic plans. Major Gen. Phat Vibolsopheak, chief of international relations department at the Defense Ministry, said the 17-page instruction manual ...
Global Post News Staff
Activist set to receive recognition in Boston
Housing rights activist Yorm Bopha, who spent nearly a year in jail for leading demonstrations, will receive a reward and recognition for her work. The James Lawson Award, named for an American activist and given for nonviolent achievements, will grant her $6,000 in Boston later ...
US army shuts down website cited in HRW report
Four days after Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report criticizing Washington for supporting Cambodia’s “abusive armed forces,” a Facebook page containing photos cited in the report has been removed from the Internet. According to the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, the Facebook page titled “Angkor ...
Groups want US help in improving transparency in extractive industries
Anti-corruption advocates say they want the US government to help them push for transparency in the extractive industries, as ongoing mining continues to disrupt the lives of many Cambodians. At least 120 companies, most of them Chinese, have obtained mining licenses in the last decade, as ...
Cambodia-U.S. trade up 11 pct in Q1
Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and the United States had amounted to 845 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of 2014. The number saw a 11-percent rise from 758 million U.S. dollars over the same period last year, figures release by the U.S. Department ...
How can ASEAN realize its economic integration by 2015?
The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, has chosen 2015 as the year to realize its economic integration as the ASEAN Economic Community. Yet, there are only several months left, ASEAN doesn’t seem to be ready. How can ASEAN realize this goal? Although ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
US broker partners with Korea's Tongyang Securities in Cambodia
US-based broker Decker and Co has announced a partnership with the Cambodian unit of South Korea’s Tongyang Securities Inc, one of only seven underwriters licensed by the Cambodia Securities Exchange. In a statement late Tuesday, Decker said partnerships with Tong Yang in Cambodia and BPI Securities ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Cambodia, US to conduct military drill next week
Cambodia and the United States will hold a joint military exercise dubbed “Angkor Sentinel 2014” next week, aiming to build capacity for Cambodian armed forces and bolster bilateral military ties. The annual exercise will last for ten days (April 21-30) at the Training Centre for Multinational ...
Global Times News Staff
Union leader in West seeking release of jailed activists
Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January. His visit comes as another labor leader, Ath Thun, was ...
Heritage Foundation calls for change of US policy in Cambodia
Political analysts at the US-based Heritage Foundation say relations with Cambodia are overdue for reform. In a recent analysis, “Promoting True Democratic Transition in Cambodia,” the Washington think tank says the 2013 elections, which the opposition claims were marred by widespread fraud, offer a chance to ...
Cambodia sends possible remains of 3 U.S. soldiers to U.S.
Possible remains of three missing U.S. soldiers recovered in Cambodia was repatriated to Hawaii on Wednesday for testing, officials said. During a ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport, American soldiers carried three white coffins draped with U.S. flags onto a C-17 military cargo plane. ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
ADB predicts slower growth for 2014
The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday said it expects Cambodia’s economic growth to slow slightly in 2014. In its annual “Asian Development Outlook,” the bank said it expects to see a drop in the rate from about 7.2 percent last year to 7 percent this year ...
US reports long list of human rights concerns in Cambodia
The U.S. State Department on Friday released a damning assessment of the conduct of Cambodia’s elections and also took note of the “arbitrary and possibly unlawful” killing of a bystander by government forces and other human rights concerns in a report on human rights around ...
Rainsy talks election fallout with visiting us delegates
Representatives from the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations on Friday met with senior leaders from the opposition CNRP to discuss the political situation in Cambodia since last year’s disputed national election. In the hourlong meeting at CNRP headquarters, which U.S. delegate Paul Grove declined to comment ...
US universities jointly hold largest-ever education fair in Cambodia
More than 30 U.S. colleges and universities jointly organized an education exhibition here Saturday, aiming to promote education ties between the two countries. “The fair is the largest-ever event directly promoting U.S. higher education opportunities to Cambodian students,” said a press statement from the U.S. ...
Shanghai Daily News Staff
In Cambodia, culture shapes identity, spurs economic growth
Last year, the United Nations called for culture to be given top priority in the post-2015 global development agenda, citing its importance to economic growth, social inclusion, equality, and sustainable development. It is difficult to quantify the impact culture has on a nation, particularly for a developing ...
Obama speech sees mixed reaction on US momentum in Southeast Asia
US President Barack Obama’s Southeast Asia-only trip in 2012 marked a high point in the US prioritization of the region. But there has been a drop in the presence of high-level US diplomats since then, and in his recent State of the Union speech, Obama ...
Government Says US Praised Protest ‘Patience’
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said Wednesday that a senior U.S. diplomat had congratulated the government for its patience in dealing with recent protests, which were brought to a bloody end early last month when military police opened fire, killing five and wounding more ...
IMF says Cambodia's strong outlook subject to 'considerable' risks
Cambodia’s strong economic growth and foreign investment are subject to “considerable” downside risks, the International Monetary Fund has warned. A staff report released in Washington late Tuesday said “economic activity remains strong driven by robust exports, with garment exports helped by preferential access to European Union.” At ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
New Cambodian Ambassadors Told to Counter CNRP ‘Distortion’
CPP National Assembly President Heng Samrin has ordered Cambodia’s newest ambassadors to Asia and Europe to go on a public relations offensive against mounting news abroad that the country’s respect for democracy and human rights is slipping. Cambodian security forces have shot dead seven people ...
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