Cambodia Morning News For April 26

Cambodia Morning News For April 26

Cambodia morning news

Port launches initial public offering roadshow
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) kicked off a road show and bookbuild process for its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday to prospective investors, following the announcement last month that it would seek to become the fifth listed company on Cambodia’s sleepy stock exchange.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s state-owned seaport to list on stock market
The Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), Cambodia’s largest state-run seaport, announced on Tuesday that it will list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) on May 31.

Doc suggests US aid cuts
A document purported to have come from the US State Department appears to show plans to slash US development assistance to the Kingdom down to zero, a move observers said yesterday would further weaken the US’s standing in the country, allowing for China to cement its already growing influence.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Domestic Helpers to Take the One Belt, One Road to Hong Kong
As part of Beijing’s much talked about One Belt, One Road initiative, the first group of Cambodian domestic workers will arrive in Hong Kong this fall.
The Diplomat

Cambodia’s solar development moves forward with 10 MW project
The Asian Development Bank has agreed to lend €9.2 to Singapore-based Sunseap Group for the building of a 10 MW solar facility in Cambodia.
— pv magazine

New Hong Kong Maid Deal Raises Old Concerns Over Abuse
Employment agencies in Hong Kong are already raising doubts about the likely success of a pilot program that could see hundreds of Cambodians start arriving later this year to work as maids, only a day after a deal creating the program was signed, according to media reports.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Foreign Affairs Ministry Retracts US Deportation Halt Claim
The Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Tuesday that it would temporarily halt the acceptance of Cambodians deported from the U.S.—and then several hours later retracted the statement, saying the repatriation agreement would remain in effect while the countries discussed revisions.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Hun Sen touts relationship with Vietnam
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday accused “some people” of trying to instigate conflict, and even war, between the country and its neighbours, while personally claiming responsibility for peace and regional cooperation in a thinly veiled swipe at the opposition’s past use of anti-Vietnamese rhetoric.
The Phnom Penh Post

Monitor to help analyse pollution
An air quality monitoring system may finally be materialising in the Kingdom’s capital, following a donation of a monitor to the Ministry of Environment last week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen, Vietnamese PM Sign Deals on Road, Drugs Fight
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday signed off on cooperation deals with his Vietnamese counterpart, including a new expressway linking the two countries.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia, Laos Sign Border Crime Pact, Sidestep Land Dispute
Cambodia and Laos on Tuesday reaffirmed their cooperation to prevent border crime, including drug trafficking, but a recent military border dispute involving soldier surges and arguments over post construction was left off the negotiating table, an official said.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia rolls out red carpet for Vietnamese PM
Cambodia on Tuesday rolled out its red carpet for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on his official visit to the kingdom to boost bilateral ties and cooperation.

More Than a Third of Cambodia’s Orphanages Have Never Been Inspected: Gov’t
More than 3,500 children living in so-called orphanages in Cambodia will be returned to their families following a government report into conditions at the facilities.

Prominent Journalist Faces Trial Over Alleged Ethics Violation
A prominent Radio Free Asia journalist has been called to court after allegedly sneaking into a prison to interview an activist who’s seen as a political prisoner.

Cambodia to send 1,000 domestic helpers to Hong Kong by September at the earliest
A thousand Cambodian workers are due to arrive in Hong Kong later this year after Cambodia and Hong Kong yesterday inked a five-year deal to meet local demand for domestic helpers.

Language issues for incoming Cambodian domestic helpers spark concern in Hong Kong
Cambodian domestic helpers may face language problems in Hong Kong and be sent home early like the Myanmar workers before them, employment agencies and unions fear.
South China Morning Post

VN, Cambodia premiers open cross-border bridge
Chrey Thom Bridge connecting the southern province of An Giang in Vietnam and Cambodia’s Kandal Province was inaugurated on Monday.
The Nation

Cambodia: Immunization on the move
“Bring your child for free vaccines tomorrow!” Sokly Ye called out to
passers-by as she slowly drove her motorbike down a narrow dirt road lined with ramshackle homes.

Cambodia suspends repatriation agreement with US
Cambodia told Washington on Tuesday (April 25) it would no longer accept convicted criminals with Cambodian heritage being deported to the Southeast Asian nation, the latest blow to ties between the two countries.
The Straits Times


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