Cambodia Morning News For August 31

Cambodia Morning News For August 31

Cambodia morning newsContainer Markets Cashing in on Latest Consumer Trends
When Srey Chanthorn’s company came up with the idea of launching a container market in Phnom Penh, based on a successful concept in Bangkok, he knew within days of opening that it was going to be very lucrative.
The Cambodia Daily

Exhaustion causes 73 to faint at H&M factory in Cambodia
Over 70 garment factory workers at an H&M supplier factory in Cambodia fainted due to exhaustion on Wednesday, according to local media.
Daily Sabah

Insurance sector sees healthy expansion
Cambodia’s insurance industry continued to experience strong growth during the first half of this year, with the total gross premium reaching $68 million, an increase of 21 percent compared with the same period in 2016, according to a report released yesterday by the Insurance Association of Cambodia (IAC).
The Phnom Penh Post

Community Resource Management Gets $6.1M
The World Wildlife Fund announced a $6.1 million expansion of a program designed to transfer direct management of resources from government administrations to local communities, more than doubling the project’s scope.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Gaming firm Donaco to launch online platform
Asian casino operator Donaco International Ltd will roll out a platform for online gaming next month tied to its brick-and-mortar casino in Poipet, the ASX-listed firm said in an investor presentation yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Capital-based carrier ready to start service
Lanmei Airlines, a Chinese-owned airline registered in Cambodia, expects to begin commercial flight operations next month with service from its Phnom Penh hub to Hanoi, and via Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City and Macau, according to aviation industry website ch-aviation.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Rebukes U.N. In Geneva Over Crackdown Criticism
Cambodia’s mission to the United Nations has rejected criticism by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of Phnom Penh’s moves against media outlets and the closure of a U.S.-funded democracy promotion outfit.
VOA Cambodia

Migrant Representatives Ask for Vote, Registration in Thailand
Labor leaders who say they represent thousands of Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand on Wednesday submitted three petitions to their embassy in Bangkok pushing for overseas voting and registration ahead of next year’s national election.
—The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

CNRP may seek clarity on radio station closures
The Cambodia National Rescue Party has said it may seek clarification from the Information Ministry following the controversial closure of more than a dozen radio stations broadcasting critical programming.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Threatens CNRP ‘Investigation’ For Receiving Foreign Funds
Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday it will investigate allegations that the country’s main political opposition party has received funds from foreign sources, vowing to shut the party down if the charges can be proved
Radio Free Asia

Government forms NGO panel seen by critics as way to legitimise CPP crackdowns
The government has officially staffed a newly created “Civil Society Forum” – empowered to influence policy in the sector – with government officials and very few civil society members, prompting observers to suggest the body will only serve to legitimise flawed legislation like the controversial NGO Law and the recent clampdown on independent NGOs.
The Phnom Penh Post

How mobile technology conquered Cambodia
DMI’s chief innovation officer Magnus Jern discusses how the mobile tech industry has transformed day-to-day life in the Kingdom.
Southeast Asia Globe

 

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Kongleaphy Keam

Kongleaphy Keam

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Kongleaphy Keam is a Khmer national with experiences in journalism for more than 2 years. In prior of joining AEC News Today team, he was a chief reporter at Phuket Gazette, a local English newspapers in Phuket Thailand. Kongleaphy graduated his Bachelor Degree of International Studies from Prince of Songkla University.
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