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New UK envoy incoming

Incoming British ambassador to Cambodia Tina Redshaw.
Incoming British ambassador to Cambodia Tina Redshaw. Photo supplied

New UK envoy incoming

Cambodia will have a new British ambassador in June. Tina Redshaw, most recently the British consul general to the Chinese city of Chongqing from 2013 until 2016, will take over the role from Bill Longhurst, according to an announcement from British Foreign & Commonwealth Office on Wednesday.

Longhurst, who has been the British Ambassador since January 2014, is known for promoting science, technology, engineering and math education and the Chevening scholarship program, which gives Cambodians the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in the UK.

Politikoffee founder Ou Ritthy called Longhurst “one of the most tech-savvy and youth-friendly ambassadors in Cambodia”, and expressed hope Redshaw would build on his work.

“But don’t forget democracy, human rights, women empowerment and youth’s political participation programs.”

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