From The Southeast Asia Globe
The fastest female cyclist in Cambodia is upending social norms to get more women on bikes
Sivlang Heng is a mother of four who recently tasted success at the Southeast Asian Games and is on a mission to get more women onto two wheels.
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From Xinhua
Chinese firm wins bid to upgrade, maintain national road in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — A Chinese construction firm on Thursday won a bid to carry out a road upgrade and maintenance project in Cambodia.
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From The South China Morning Post
New wave of Cambodian domestic helpers ‘know risks’ that come with working in Hong Kong
High-profile cases of helper abuse, such as that of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, have damaged Hong Kong’s reputation but the new recruits ‘have been adequately briefed’, says woman helping to integrate them.
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From The Times of India/Agence France-Presse
Cambodia police bust illegal cockfighting ring, eat 92 fighting roosters
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian police ruffled feathers on Thursday after they killed — and ate — 92 roosters that were seized earlier this month during a raid on an illegal cockfighting ring allegedly run by a relative of premier Hun Sen.
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From The Phnom Penh Post
Hun Sen’s ‘vision’ would see him bypass National Assembly, shrink cabinet
During a cabinet meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a “vision” to shrink the country’s cabinet by excluding secretaries and undersecretaries of state from the body, and to be given the right to bypass the National Assembly by appointing them directly, according to a government spokesman yesterday. Both measures would require constitutional amendments.
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From The Jackson Obeserver
Cambodian PM, citing ‘One-China’ policy, bans Taiwan flag
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia‘s prime minister says raising Taiwan‘s flag is banned because Cambodia follows the “One China” policy promoted by Beijing.
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From Radio Free Asia
China to Assist Cambodia With 2018 Elections After US, EU Withdraw Funding
China will donate equipment to assist in Cambodia’s elections next year, including computers and ballot boxes, according to Cambodia’s top electoral body, weeks after the U.S. and EU withdrew support amid a crackdown on the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
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