Cambodia Morning News For May 18

Cambodia Morning News For May 18

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia surrogacy: Australian nurse Tammy-Davis Charles sent back to jail
Australian nurse and surrogacy broker Tammy Davis-Charles shook her head in dismay on Thursday when a court postponed a verdict at her trial in the Cambodian capital.
– The Sydney Morning Herald

China to give $240 million to Cambodia
China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing.
– Bangkok Post

Productivity cuts into growth
Cambodia’s GDP growth fell below the 7 percent mark for the first time since 2011 last year, signalling a need for the government to address the country’s low productivity and insufficient public infrastructure spending, according to a World Bank report released yesterday.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Opposition protesters warned of violent crackdown if they reject poll results
Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh has threatened to use military force to crack down on the opposition party and its supporters if they do not accept results of the forthcoming election, The Phnom Penh Post Online reported on Wednesday.
– Thai PBS

PM: China raises rice quota
China has agreed to increase its import quota for Cambodian rice to 300,000 tonnes by next year, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday following his return from Beijing where he attended the Belt and Road initiative summit.
– The Phnom Penh Post

CPP Spokesman Warns That Army Will Not Stay Neutral
A ruling party spokesman warned on Wednesday that the army would side with the government in any clashes over election results, backing up Defense Minister Tea Banh’s threat on Sunday to “smash the teeth” of opposition protesters who contest the results—rhetoric that the CNRP said would only drive voters into its arms.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Port IPO opens to subscribers
Subscription for the initial public offering of Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) opened yesterday, with its underwriter predicting a strong investor response following an oversubscribed bookbuilding exercise late last month.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Whatever happened to…Cambodia’s acid attack epidemic?
Almost two decades after pop singer Tat Marina came to symbolise the scourge of acid attacks in Cambodia, efforts to end curb the violence have seen major success
– Southeast Asia Globe

 

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