Cambodia Morning News For March 9

Cambodia Morning News For March 9

Welcome to the Cambodia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.


Cambodia morning news

Cambodia to Host World Economic Forum on Asean in May

Cambodia will host the World Economic Forum on Asean for the first time in its capital city Phnom Penh on May 10-12, where 700 business leaders from various sectors are expected to fly in.
Jakarta Globe

Inside the world of Cambodia’s child sex trade, as told through the eyes of a survivor
At first glance, 22-year-old Sokha Chan might seem like your average young California girl. She has a lap dog named Chica, and her own car that she bought herself.
ABC News

Local airlines to face headwinds
Cambodian airlines trying to grow and capture a slice of the more promising Chinese market will face stern competition from more-established international carriers, while new startups could struggle to gain a foothold in the Kingdom’s relatively small market, according to new research by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA).
The Phnom Penh Post

PPAP to pay out dividends
Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) will distribute a cash dividend of 1,059,039,488 riel ($261,148), or 256 riel per share, to its private shareholders for its 2016 operations, the port operator said in a filing to the Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX).
The Phnom Penh Post

PM Defends Alcohol Culture at Brewery Event
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday defended the nation’s drinking culture, arguing that consuming alcohol was not unique to the current generation or the country, while also advising citizens not to drink and drive.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Agreement Allows South Korea to Manage Forests
South Korea will manage the replanting of trees on former economic land concessions—with an eye toward eventually entering Cambodia’s logging industry—under a tentative agreement between the two countries, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Wednesday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Green Light: New Signals to Speed Up City’s Traffic Prospects
As part of an ongoing Japan-funded project to reduce congestion in the capital’s clogged streets, City Hall turned on three new traffic lights on Wednesday in Phnom Penh—with two more set to follow today.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Path Into Politics Still Limited for Cambodian Women: Politicians
The number of qualified female candidates able to run in the forthcoming commune elections in June remains low, politicians from both sides of the aisle have said.

Cambodians, Speaking Out Against Thai Slave Labor, Seek Justice in United States
Thailand’s seafood industry has supplied the global market with about $7 billion dollars annually. Half of that is shrimp products destined for supermarkets in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Cambodian Union, Civil Society Groups Urge End to Violence, Discrimination Against Women
Leaders of a Cambodian workers’ union on Wednesday urged an end to workplace violence and discrimination against women, while civil society organizations called on the government to take measures to protect female workers.
Radio Free Asia

KDIC opens office in Cambodia
South Korea’s state-run deposit insurer said Thursday it has opened a branch office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to help recover local property assets once owned by bankrupt Korean savings banks.
Yonhap News Agency

Five female politicians in Southeast Asia you should know
Cambodian politician and activist Mu Sochua made her name in the 1990s as a founder of Khemara, the country’s first organisation dedicated to advocating on behalf of women.
Southeast Asia Globe

Trials and tribulations in Cambodia
By dismissing the case against Im Chaem, Cambodia’s government has shown that it is willing to draw a line that international justice cannot cross when it comes to making former high-ranking members of the Khmer Rouge accountable for their past crimes.
New Mandala

Air France to service Angkor Air’s A320s
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance has signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA) to service its fleet of A320s, according to a recent press release.
The Phnom Penh Post

Finnish firm to assist with 150MW coal plant
Finish energy consulting firm Pöyry Global has secured an engineer services contract from Cambodian Energy II Co Ltd (CEL2) for its new 150-megawatt coal-fired plant, the company said yesterday in a press release.
The Phnom Penh Post

Parties Pledge More Power For Women
For the ruling CPP, the promise was to appoint a woman as governor for one of the country’s 25 provinces. For the opposition CNRP, its boast was having 60 female commune chief candidates—up from fewer than 10—to run in Cambodia’s 1,646 communes for this year’s elections.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodian cop gets 25 years for shooting dead Vietnamese gold shop owner
A Vietnamese court has sentenced a Cambodian police officer to 25 years in prison for killing a local gold shop owner and injuring another in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang in 2016.



Feature photo: Sasin Tipchai



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