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Australian plan to send refugees to Cambodia short-sighted: report

Australia’s plan to resettle refugees in Cambodia may be a win-win opportunity for the two countries but is also short-sighted, according to the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. In a commentary posted Tuesday, the center’s Asian program said Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=N2I3MzhiYTk2YWU

Sokha ‘snubs China for US’

CAMBODIA National Rescue Party deputy leader Kem Sokha pledged his party’s foreign policy allegiance to the United States over China in no uncertain terms to top officials in Washington, last week, according to a summary of his meetings posted online. A document released by the US-based ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-%E2%80%98snubs-china-us%E2%80%99

Garment workers’ patience wearing thin

Taking part in daily demonstrations outside the shuttered factory where she once worked is beginning to weigh on Bou Narith and her co-workers. Government officials this morning will sit down with representatives of employees and a representative from USA Fully Field (Cambodia) Garment factory, which, ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-workers%E2%80%99-patience-wearing-thin

Cambodian-Americans Warn of Dangers of Political Deadlock

As demonstrations continued in Phnom Penh, Cambodian-Americans in Washington said this week that the international community can no longer stay out of Cambodian affairs, lest the political deadlock turn to violence. At a discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, held by the Khmer People’s ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodian-americans-warn-of-dangers-of-political-deadlock/1776213.html

Housing Activist in Washington To Push for Cambodian Policy Reforms

Cambodian housing rights activist Tep Vanny is in Washington this week, seeking to increase international pressure on Cambodian authorities to end forced evictions and find resolutions to longstanding land disputes. Tep Vanny, a housewife who has emerged as a leader for Cambodian victims of forced evictions, ...

Men Kimseng
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/housing-activist-in-washington-to-push-for-cambodian-policy-reforms/1760036.html

Study charts AIDS progress

Cambodia’s decline in HIV/AIDS mortalities has made it a regional anomaly, according to a new study published today by a global health research centre at the University of Washington. While HIV/AIDS remains a leading cause of disease burden in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and mortality ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/study-charts-aids-progress

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

Try Pheap given OK to harvest yellow vine

Logging baron Try Pheap’s MDS Import Export Co, Ltd has been granted a licence to collect and process the controversial plant known as yellow vine around the Stung Atay hydropower dam in the Cardamom Mountains, according to documents received by the Post yesterday. The vine has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060466045/National/try-pheap-given-ok-to-harvest-yellow-vine.html

Hun Sen’s Land Titles Receive Rare Praise From Germany

Since Prime Minister Hun Sen announced an ambitious new plan some 10 months ago to make nearly half a million families official land owners, hardly a week goes by that a rural community does not complain of local officials trying to scam the project. But when ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sens-land-titles-receive-rare-praise-from-germany-17312/

Survey Says Cambodia Lacks Fiscal Transparency

The government has failed to improve transparency of its finances, according to a global report released yesterday, which ranks Cambodia among the worst countries in the world for openness over budgets. The Washington-based International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2012- conducted in Cambodia by NGO Forum- ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia Boosting Efforts To Attract US Investors

Cambodia is ramping up efforts to attract US investment, especially because it benefits from trade preferences due to its status as a least-developed country, Cambodian Commerce Minister Cham Prasidh says. Cambodian products can be imported duty free to a number of markets, including Europe and ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-boosting-efforts-to-attract-us-investors/1563626.html

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