From Sydney Morning Herald
With ‘America First,’ Trump mutes US voice on human rights in Asia
By Matt Spetalnick and Prak Chan Thul
Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country’s longtime leader, then-President Barack Obama dispatched Washington’s chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist’s funeral.
From DNA India
Save our tigers, Cambodia tells India
By Nikhil M Ghanekar
The Mondulkiri province in the eastern plains landscape of Cambodia is home to a vast forest expanse of 4,249 sq km, which was the last place tigers were seen in the country.
From News Hub
Manus Island: Australia’s treatment of refugees ‘disgraceful’
By Dan Satherley
A lawyer representing refugees stranded on Manus Island wants Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to bypass the “disgraceful” Australia and cut a deal with Papua New Guinea to let them into New Zealand.
From The Maritime Executive
The Golden Triangle’s Illegal Wildlife Trade
Tigers, elephants, bears and pangolins are four of the most widely traded species in the Golden Triangle, the border area where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar connect, according to a new report.
From RFA
Cambodia’s Hun Sen Calls on CNRP Members to Defect, Join His Party
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and government officials are pressuring elected members of the political opposition to defect to the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, threatening them with loss of their jobs in the event that their own party is dissolved, sources say.
From VOA
Cambodia Asks for Help in Dealing With ‘Chemical Weapons’
By Hul Reaksmey
Cambodia’s foreign minister has requested the aid of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to verify the remnants of reported chemical weapons unearthed in the country.
From The South China Morning Post
Hong Kong will need 600,000 domestic helpers in next 30 years amid demand for elderly care, labour chief says
By Phila Siu
Adding to complexities is the concern that wider hiring policies and better wages on the mainland will cause exodus of such workers from city.
From SE Asia Globe
China’s construction bubble may leave Cambodia’s next generation without a home
By Nathan Paul Southern
The construction industry in Cambodia has been enjoying great growth in recent years. Yet there are concerns over the quality of some of these projects and an over-reliance on Chinese investment.
From Sourcing Journal
Cambodia Apparel Exports Up, But Trade Relations Could Strain Sourcing
by Tara Donaldson
Cambodia’s garment exports to its second largest market, the U.S., are up and growing, but so are trade tensions, which could nip some of that growth in the bud.
From AAP
Man accused of murdering woman linked to Khmer Rouge wants prison protection
A Perth man extradited to Melbourne has asked for protection in custody after being charged with murdering a young woman with reported links to Pol Pot in Melbourne 30 years ago.

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