Cambodia Morning News For April 13

Cambodia Morning News For April 13

Cambodia morning news

Investment in Cambodia’s construction dips in Q1
Investment in Cambodia’s construction sector saw a 22-percent decline in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, the Khmer Times reported on Wednesday, citing government figures.

Chosen by Angel for Bumper Crop, Banana Prices Rise for New Year
Khmer New Year could bring a fruitful financial harvest for sellers of bananas—this year’s divinely selected crop—but some vendors say their sales have not yet ripened.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Xi manual on ruling is now printed in Khmer
In another sign of Cambodia’s deepening affinity with China, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book on governance, which showcases the leader’s ruling philosophy, has been translated into Khmer to be used as a guide for the
Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Government to Hold Monthly Press Conferences for the First Time
The Cambodian government has announced it will schedule monthly press briefings, following meetings with German officials.

Court to Hear Witness Testimony in Case Against PM’s Son
Two key witnesses in a lawsuit against General Hun Manet, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s eldest son, are due to appear in a U.S. court on Thursday, more than a year after a civil case was filed against the deputy military commander.

Sokha Says Most Cambodians Looking for ‘Positive Change’
Opposition leader Kem Sokha on Wednesday maintained that a majority of Cambodians are yearning for political change, a claim a ruling party spokesman branded a lie.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Thousands of Election Body Workers Missing Weeks of Wages
Tens of thousands of workers contracted by the government to prepare Cambodia for the June 4 commune elections, many of whom are still waiting to be paid for work in February, will have to wait for their March and April salaries until after Khmer New Year.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia Court Bars Supporters From Visiting Detainees Ahead of New Year
Supporters of four civil society workers and an electoral official held in pre-trial detention on bribery charges were blocked from visiting them at a prison in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh Wednesday, drawing criticism from a rights group which called the decision an “act of intimidation.”
Radio Free Asia

Xi’s book on governance launched in Cambodian language
The Cambodian version of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s book on the governance of China was released on Tuesday in the capital of Cambodia.
Pakistan Observer

Charity begins with sport
Khmer Beverages Co., Ltd. is organizing Cambodia Charity Run & Ride 2017 – a fund-raising event in Phnom Penh.
The Phnom Penh Post

A guide to spending Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh
One of the biggest holidays of the Cambodian calendar, Khmer New Year, kicks off this week, as people around the country prepare to eat and drink with family, play traditional games, and visit a pagoda with food as a blessing.
The Phnom Penh Post

Migrants Say Thai Authorities Charged for Deportation Rides
A group of four Cambodian “illegal” migrants jailed in Thailand say they were forced to bribe authorities there to take them back to Cambodia, officials said this week.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


AEC News Today wishes all of its Cambodia morning news readers a safe and enjoyable Choul Chnam Thmey. Happy New year!

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