Cambodia Morning News For July 17

Cambodia Morning News For July 17

Cambodia morning news

Business Insider: The Big Cheese in Cambodia’s MICE sector
As the Cambodian tourism market has evolved from attracting intrepid backpackers to large leisure-oriented group tours, ASIA DMC is carving out a niche in the high-end market.
The Phnom Penh Post

Number of building projects up in 1H
The number of construction projects approved in Cambodia during the first half of the year increased 28 percent compared with the same period last year, amounting to a total value of around $4.9 billion, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.
The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Hits Back at Rumors of Illness With Selfies, City Drives
Prime Minister Hun Sen continued to fight off Facebook rumors that he was unwell and seeking treatment abroad over the weekend, making his case using video selfies and photographs of a casual Sunday drive.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodian PM rejects law providing immunity
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen rejected Saturday a proposed law guaranteeing him blanket immunity from prosecution after leaving office.
Bangkok Post

Hard Rock Cafe coming to Phnom Penh
The iconic Hard Rock Cafe will open its second venue in the Kingdom before the end of the year, according to a company representative, and will feature the American restaurant chain’s signature collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia.
The Phnom Penh Post

Government seeking CITES licences to scale up crocodile farming
Cambodia is seeking to register more than a dozen crocodile farms under an international treaty that protects the critically endangered Siamese crocodile, paving the way for the legal export of crocodile skins to lucrative overseas markets, according to state officials.
The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP Officials Fly to Visit Rainsy as Party Turns Five
Senior members of the CNRP traveled to Hong Kong over the weekend to meet with exiled opposition figure Sam Rainsy ahead of the promulgation of a law designed to sever Mr. Rainsy’s ties to his former party on the eve of its fifth anniversary.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Takeover of Zaman Possible, Ambassador Says
Turkey is in talks with the Cambodian government over the possibility of taking control of the Zaman-operated schools in Phnom Penh, which it alleges have links to a “terrorist organization” behind last year’s attempted coup, the Turkish ambassador said on Friday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Minister of Tourism Releases Action Plans for 2017 Sea Festival
Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, has formulated 8 plans in a talk on Friday to prepare an annual major tourist event, the 6th Sea Festival, to be more interesting and functionally smooth.
Fresh News

Malaysia Detains 79 Cambodian Workers
Another 79 Cambodian workers were detained by the Malaysian authorities in a dragnet of illegal foreign workers in Malaysia, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFA) on Friday.
Fresh News


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