Cambodia Morning News For July 31

Cambodia Morning News For July 31

Cambodia morning newsFeature: Chinese company helps Cambodian eco-village reduce poverty
As the biggest foreign investor in Cambodia, China is an all-around partner tothe South Asian country, with cooperation ranging from the high-tech telecom network construction to specific agricultural technique for modern farming.
— XinHua

Cross-border beer: Thailand’s craft beer dream brewed in Cambodia
With small-scale beer production prohibited in their home country Thailand, Stone Head is a beer start-up taken across the international border to Cambodia for the purpose of survival.
— Channel NewsAsia

Young Business Leaders Recognized in Entrepreneur Awards
Five entrepreneurs in industries ranging from banking technology to dentistry were recognized for their leadership and innovation in a competition onSaturday.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Business Insider: Coffee culture perks up market
Cambodia has followed much of the rest of the world to embrace a coffee culture, putting a higher emphasis on high quality coffee products. The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng sat down with Kim Chhean, business development director of Kofi Co Ltd, to discuss how the local coffee industry has grown in recent years and trends in the market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

As Drug Crackdown Continues, Anti-Drug Funds Allocated by Results
Three law enforcement agencies—one each in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Svay Rieng and Stung Treng—are set to receive the highest rewards for their drug-busting efforts over the past six months, according to a government report released on Thursday.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia sets date for general election
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has signed a decision that set July 29, 2018 as the date for the country’s sixth general election.
— VietnamPlus

Government to Investigate CNN Prostitution Coverage
The Interior Ministry on Friday said it would investigate a story about child prostitution in Phnom Penh that reappeared last week on CNN, a day after a government-friendly journalists’ union criticized the U.S. network for recycling a “fake news” story that could have a negative impact on Cambodia’s international reputation.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Villagers attack officials after logging bust
Police are investigating after a mob of villagers in Preah Vihear province let fly with fence posts in a clash with environmental officials following a logging bust, leaving the chief of Prey Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary with a serious head injury.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three killed and hundreds displaced by widespread floods
Floods have killed three people and inundated over 10,000 hectares of farmland and 4,000 homes so far this year, leading to the evacuation of 150 families and 4,000 head of cattle, the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) has reported.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Women’s Charter Aims to End Violence Against Women in Cambodia
For 34-year-old Sorphoan, harassment is just part of the job during her 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. shifts at a local KTV joint. On an average night, she gets harassed, catcalled and molested by men visiting the karaoke room.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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