Cambodia Morning News For August 15

Cambodia Morning News For August 15

Cambodia morning newsUS Sex Offender Charged With Rape of Cambodian Child
A U.S. sex offender who was to be extradited from Cambodia will remain to stand trial after being accused of raping a 5-year-old girl, officials said on Monday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Phnom Penh airport railway project halted
The Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transportation has announced a halt to a railway project meant to lead to Phnom Penh airport following multiple protests by local villagers.
Bangkok Post

Tax Department reaches out to NGOs
At least three local NGOs have been called for questioning by the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Taxation Department to clarify their tax payments, amid an aggressive tax collection campaign that has recently gone after media outlets the Cambodia Daily, Voice of America and Radio Free Asia.
The Phnom Penh Post

Herd of mobile milk cafés grows
The Cambodian owner of one of the Kingdom’s fastest-growing beverage chains said he is ready to take his mobile milk carts beyond the capital, and perhaps even into neighbouring countries as well.
The Phnom Penh Post

China awards university-level scholarships to Cambodian students
The Chinese government has granted scholarships to 181 Cambodian students to pursue their higher education in China for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The fight against human trafficking in Cambodia
At 4:30 p.m., the garment factories in southwest Cambodia are letting out for the day. Beyond the fences and gates that surround each giant, metal warehouse, a row of industrial flat-bed trucks wait, some already filling with women in bright pants and T-shirts.

Government directs support to rice farmers
The government announced yesterday that it would “intervene” to support the price that farmers receive for their paddy rice, though without instituting a price floor or direct subsidies that would jeopardise a free market.
—The Phnom Penh Post

First 200 Cambodian maids due in Hong Kong in October
The first batch of 200 domestic workers from #Cambodia could arrive in Hong Kong in October, but the number is well under the initial target of 1,000 workers by next month.
Mena FN

Delegates meet with US trade rep in Washington
A Cambodian delegation led by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak met Assistant US Trade Representative (USTR) Barbara Weisel in Washington, DC, on Friday to continue negotiations regarding the proposed Cambodia-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian news anchor draws ire for saying women should ‘not resist’ rape
A local television presenter is facing heavy criticism for an inflammatory on-air suggestion that rape victims should not resist their attackers, and should instead accept sexual assault to avoid being killed – a reference to a brutal rape and murder of a 18-year-old woman in Svay Rieng province last week.
The Nation

Snap Trial Of Hun Sen Critic Started, Delayed
The leader of a little-known opposition party was briefly brought to trial on Monday for insulting the military, an uncharacteristically rapid progression through the justice system following a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen against anyone disparaging the armed forces.
Cambodia Daily (paywall)


Feature photo ADB Photo/ Chor Sokunthea
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