Wednesday News Roundup

From VOA Khmer
Hun Sen Dismisses Foreign Election Observers as Unnecessary
Hun Sen said non-Cambodians should not interfere in Cambodia’s internal affairs and claimed the Cambodian people saw the arrest of Sokha as adhering to Cambodian legal procedure.

From Malaymail Online
Last man standing: Cambodia opposition MPs brace for dissolution
Dozens of their fellow MPs have fled into exile and the prime minister has warned they face “hell”, but a handful of Cambodian opposition politicians are standing firm ahead of a court ruling almost certain to dissolve their party for good.

From RFA
Cambodia Establishes ‘Standby Working Groups’ to Prevent Unrest Ahead of CNRP Court Date
Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday ordered the creation of provincial “standby working groups” to prevent any unrest, as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government cracked down on potential protests ahead of an expected court ruling on whether to dissolve the country’s main opposition party.

From Southeast Asia Globe
Hun Sen fans Trump with flattery and blasts US embassy at Asean summit
Hun Sen lauds Trump for being a “most respectful” person, but also criticises the US embassy for interfering with the nation’s internal affairs Hun Sen fans Trump with flattery and blasts US embassy at Asean summit.

From Kyodo News
Hun Sen asks Trump to convert wartime debt to aid
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday he has asked U.S. President Donald Trump to consider converting the debt that Cambodia owes to the United States since the 1970s wartime period into development aid.

From Bangkok Post
Bangladesh scraps rice deal with Cambodia
DHAKA: Bangladesh has cancelled its first-ever deal with Cambodia to import 250,000 tonnes of white rice over a delay in shipments, officials at the state grains buyer said on Tuesday.

 

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