The US State Department upgraded Cambodia's ranking from Tier 3 to Tier 2 in its annual trafficking report, which was released June 11. The State Department cited improved efforts to stop trafficking as its reason. The report noted that Phnom Penh needs to take further steps, including enacting a comprehensive anti-trafficking law. Cambodian human rights groups generally welcomed the reclassification, but agreed the country needs to do more. The move to means Cambodia will not face US government sanctions.
Cambodia to Tier 2
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release