Cambodia Morning News For May 11

Cambodia Morning News For May 11

Cambodia morning news

Voter Ink Can Be Washed Off, NEC Admits
Less than a month before Cambodia goes to the polls, the country’s top election body on Wednesday acknowledged it had paid nearly $800,000 for indelible ink that its own tests showed could be removed using hair care products, an issue one opposition leader called a “huge matter” that could undermine voter trust in the June 4 commune elections.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Unrest to be met by military, Prime Minister says
Telling a crowd of soldiers that the ruling CPP’s achievements must be “protected”, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday vowed a military crackdown on any election-related protests while wielding a familiar weapon: the threat of civil war should the ruling party lose the upcoming elections.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Shifting Economy Feeds Nation’s Uncertain Politics
The country is set to embark on local elections that promise to highlight the economic hardships faced by many Cambodians despite a sustained annual growth rate and continued poverty reduction, economic and political observers said this week.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Reporter’s notebook: Countries like Cambodia could see ‘brain re-flow’
Ray, my fellow-passenger on the Cambodia-bound flight from Singapore was fighting fatigue. His journey did start in New Zealand after all.

Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry Again Pledges to Stop Illegal Timber Exports
Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has ordered its provincial offices to stop all illegal logging and timber trafficking activities in an apparent response to a report exposing an industrial-scale timber laundering operation that Vietnamese companies and corrupt Cambodian authorities started late last year in the country’s northeastern Ratanakiri province.

Youth keying into digital economy
Southeast Asia’s youthful population is embracing the internet and rapidly connecting to the digital economy, creating enormous potential for economic growth throughout the region, panellists at the World Economic Forum on Asean said yesterday.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia: New Asian tiger thrives amid autocracy
Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister and Asia’s longest ruling leader is hosting the World Economic Forum on Asia and more than 700 delegates just weeks before an election. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Phnom Penh.
– Deutsche Welle

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia join hands in controlling infectious diseases
Health officials from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia shared experience in fighting infectious diseases, especially avian flu, at a workshop in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on May 10.
– VietnamPlus

ASEAN needs to invest in infra and youth: Cambodian business leader
There’s a need for less developed countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to invest in digital infrastructure to take advantage of what is being touted as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a business leader in Cambodia.

Duterte in Cambodia for infrastructure push
President Rodrigo Duterte arrived Wednesday in this Cambodian capital where he will make a pitch for his ambitious socioeconomic blueprint before top business and political leaders in the region.

Lemongrass Oil Market to register a healthy CAGR for the forecast period, 2016-2026
The Lemongrass oil is obtained by extraction of the stalks of the Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) herb. Lemongrass shrubs/plant mainly grows in Asia and cannot be available as fresh throughout the year, but now a days lemongrass oil and lemongrass extract or dehydrated forms are commonly used.
– LAnews

Fairfield by Marriott Phnom Penh to Open in Cambodia
Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the signing of Fairfield by Marriott Phnom Penh. Scheduled to open in 2021, the hotel marks the first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Cambodia.
– Hospitality Net

Hatchlings raise hope for Cambodia’s endangered ‘Royal Turtle’
The birth of nine Cambodian royal turtle hatchlings has sparked hope for the future of a species on the brink of extinction, conservationists said Wednesday.
– The Citizen/ AFP

Food for the soul: Resurrecting Cambodia’s forgotten cuisine
It was while studying in France that Ly San, now 29, decided to resurrect traditional Khmer cuisine.
– Index-Journal


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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