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First Nauru Refugee Agrees To Resettle In Cambodia

Among the hundreds of refugees Australia is holding on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru, the Cambodian Interior Ministry said Wednesday that it has found its first volunteer to attempt to make a new life in Cambodia.

April 23, 2015

Asylum Seekers On Fast Track to Cambodia, Group Says

As many as five of the hundreds of asylum seekers Australia is holding on the South Pacific island nation of Nauru have agreed to be the first to take up an offer from Cambodia to resettle here, according to a refugee advocacy group.

April 21, 2015

Gov’t Denies Refugee Arrivals From Nauru Imminent

The Ministry of Interior on Sunday said no refugees from Nauru were expected to arrive in Cambodia for the next few days, contradicting recent comments from the International Organization for Migration.

April 20, 2015

Australia Takes Ownership of Letter That Lies About Cambodia

Australia’s Immigration Department on Thursday confirmed that a letter being handed out to refugees on Nauru filled with false claims about Cambodia—where Australia hopes they decide to resettle—was issued by the department, but declined to say whether there were any takers.

April 17, 2015

Refugees Expected to Arrive Within Days

The International Organization for Migration on Wednesday said it was expecting the first refugees from Nauru to arrive in Phnom Penh within days as part of a controversial resettlement deal Australia and Cambodia signed in September.

April 16, 2015

Hackers From China Likely Targeted Cambodia

A hacking group operating out of China with possible state sponsorship has been spying on governments and companies across Southeast Asia—Cambodia likely included—for the past decade, according to U.S.-based Internet security firm FireEye.

April 15, 2015

World Bank Says Growth to Slow in Coming Years

Falling rice production and rising labor costs will continue to drag down the pace of economic growth in Cambodia over the next three years, the World Bank said Monday—a relatively gloomy counterpoint to the coming rebound the Asian Development Bank predicted only last month.

April 14, 2015

World Bank Expecting Economic Slowdown to Persist

The World Bank is forecasting a continued slowdown of Cambodia’s economy over the next three years because of rising local production costs, sluggish global rice prices and other headwinds.

April 13, 2015

Debt Still Plagues ADB Effort to Fix Railway Woes

In its first annual review of efforts by the Asian Development Bank to make amends for the thousands of Cambodian families hurt by a railway project the lender is funding, the bank’s Compliance Review Panel said it was making progress on five of six recommended fixes but lagging on the last.

April 9, 2015
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