Cambodia Morning News For July 3

Cambodia Morning News For July 3

Cambodia morning news

Migrant Workers Face Thai Military Crackdown
Thousands of Cambodians are flooding back from Thailand as its military government cracks down on migrant workers based on new foreign labor laws, escalating its enforcement from just using police officers to now enlisting the military, an official said on Sunday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Proposed rice storage facility to boost capacity
A proposal for a massive warehouse and silo that has attracted two Chinese investors aims to fill the Kingdom’s conspicuous gap in paddy rice storage capacity, which still falls 60 percent short of the level needed for the country to achieve its goal of 1 million tonnes of annual rice exports.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Town Blooms With Many Murals
Art has the power to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and spark creativity. Personal stories can be shared.

Child exploitation fears drive push to outlaw ‘orphanage tourism’
It could become a crime to organise trips for Australians to visit orphanages in countries like Cambodia.

Cambodia regulator wants transparency on additional charges
Cambodia’s telecom regulator has urged mobile operators to be more transparent on the fees they charge subscribers on opt-in services and to make sure users are not charged for services they have not requested, The Phnom Penh Post reports, citing In Vutha, spokesman of Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC).

Emirates boosts cargo capacity
UAE-based Emirates Airlines inaugurated a daily passenger flight on Saturday connecting Phnom Penh to Dubai, with a stopover in Yangon, Myanmar. The Post’s Kali Kotoski sat down with Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates vice president of commercial cargo for the Far East and Australasia, to discuss the freight component of its new route.
The Phnom Penh Post

As Drug Arrests Rise, Government Weighs Treatment Shift
Sothear has been using crystal methamphetamine and heroin for about 15 years but he was never arrested until recently, when he was sent to the Prey Speu detention center in Phnom Penh three times in the past month.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Nominations Open for Annual PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards 2018
The third edition of the PropertyGuru Cambodia Property Awards to recognise the finest developers and real estate projects in the country has been launched in Phnom Penh.
Property Guru 

Phnom Penh becomes Emirates’ latest gateway
Emirates recently expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily linked service from Dubai to Phnom Penh (PHN) in Cambodia, via Yangon in Myanmar.
Arabian Aerospace 

Tuk-Tuks Being Squeezed by Competition, Rise of Ride Apps
Sim Dom has been plying his trade as a driver on the streets of Phnom Penh for more than 12 years, first with a motorbike and now with a tuk-tuk. Business used to be good but these days, the fruits of his labor are not so bountiful as before.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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