Thursday New Roundup

From Reuters
Cambodia PM bets on court dissolving main opposition party
By Prak Chan Thul
The odds of the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party now stand at 100 to 1, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, ahead of a court ruling expected to decide the matter next week.

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From AFP
Cambodia PM bets opposition party will be dissolved
Cambodia’s strongman premier said Wednesday he was ready to bet that courts would dissolve the country’s main opposition party next week, a ruling that would clear his path to victory in 2018 polls.

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From Ted Cruz
Sen. Cruz Responds to the Cambodian Government
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement regarding a letter the Cambodian Embassy sent him on Tuesday, which was sent in response to his letter of October 23 expressing concerns about the unjustified imprisonment of Kem Sokha, president of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP).

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From RFA
Interview: ‘Sooner or Later Hun Sen Will Plunge Himself Into Trouble’
By Vuthy Huot
Veteran politician and former deputy prime minister Lu Laysreng fled Cambodia to the United States in the wake of the recent political crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen and is now facing several lawsuits filed by Hun Sen and royalist party Funcinpec Party. Laysreng shared with Vuthy Huot of RFA’s Khmer Service his long-time observations of Hun Sen and officials of his government.

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From Xinhua
China donates 9,130 Chinese books to schools in Cambodia
The Chinese Embassy here on Monday donated 9,130 Chinese language books to five universities and schools in Cambodia.

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From UNFPA
In Cambodia, push to end maternal deaths in remote areas
By Matthew Taylor
In the remote farming village of Sakreang, in Cambodia’s far north-east, Romam Pcheuk visits pregnant women in their homes.

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From Business Insider
Cambodia – Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media – Statistics and Analyses
Despite its status as a lesser developed country and remaining one of the poorer countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s efforts to expand and upgrade its telecom infrastructure are bearing fruit.

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