From ScandAsia
55 Organisations request to reconvene the Paris Conference on Cambodia
By Joakim Persson
A large number of international and regional organisations, no less than 55, have written a Joint Open Letter requesting to reconvene the members of the Paris Conference on Cambodia.
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From AFP
China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease
China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions.
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From Mekong Tourism
Eco-tourism site in Cambodia shortlisted for Euro award
An ecotourism site in Mondulkiri province has been shortlisted alongside four other countries for a $35,000 award from the European Outdoor Conservation Association.
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From Mongabay
Is Cambodia’s plan to reintroduce tigers doomed to fail?
By Logan Connor
In 1999, Cambodia had, by some estimates, the world’s second-highest tiger population. Within a decade, the big cats had been all but eliminated from the country due to poaching and habitat loss.
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From Xinhua
Cambodia’s Angkor sees tourist, revenue surge in first 10 months
Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park received 1.94 million foreign visitors during the first 10 months of 2017, up 12 percent compared to the same period last year, an official statement said on Wednesday.
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From Xinhua
Belt and Road Initiative to boost tourism development: Cambodian minister
Cambodian Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said on Wednesday that China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will greatly contribute to the development of tourism for all participating countries.
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From Catholic News Agency
As Cambodia mulls high costs, is hosting SEA Games worth the money?
By Jack Board
The reported news that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen had cancelled the country’s hosting of the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games last week had sporting officials throughout the region flummoxed.
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From La Croix International
Desperate to retain power, a ‘paranoid’ Asian strongman shows his true colors
By George Wright
Cambodian leader Hun Sen has wiped out his political opponents, but it may not be enough when the polls come around.
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From Asian Correspondent
Cambodia opposition leader Kem Sokha loses Supreme Court appeal for release
Cambodian Supreme Court rejected an appeal to release opposition leader Kem Sokha on Tuesday, saying his continued detention on charges of treason was needed so the court can “guarantee public order” as the likely dissolution of his Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) nears.
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From The Long Beach Press-Telegram
Lawsuit filed over detentions of Cambodian refugees, including Long Beach man
By Andrew Edwards
A Long Beach man is one of two named petitioners in a new lawsuit alleging the federal government is illegally holding Cambodian-Americans in custody, pending deportation efforts.
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From The LAist
Why Has ICE Suddenly Started Targeting Cambodian Refugees?
By Julia Wick
More than 100 Cambodians across the country have reportedly been detained by Immigrations and Custom Enforcement in recent weeks, leading civil rights groups to raise alarms that these Cambodians Americans are being targeted because of ongoing diplomatic disagreements between the U.S. and Cambodia.
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