Cambodia Morning News For May 23

Cambodia Morning News For May 23

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Capital Calm Amid Election Campaign Restrictions
The third day of campaigning ahead of commune elections remained relatively quiet Monday in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh amid tight restrictions by the country’s electoral body, while civil society groups urged parties to refrain from using rhetoric that could lead to political violence.
– RFA

Cambodian Tourism Startups Selected as Finalists in Program
Two Cambodian tourism startups have made it to the final round of a regional accelerator program and are set to pitch their ideas to international investors next month in Laos.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Belarus plans to increase export of tractors to Cambodia
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Vietnam and concurrently to Cambodia Vladimir Goshin visited Cambodia on 19-22 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
– Belarus News

Report fingering tycoon in timber crime taken down
A national police spokesman yesterday said a report alleging that tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group was colluding with loggers to launder timber was mistakenly posted on the body’s official site by a “tired” employee who meant to share the information with local reporters but not publish it.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s National Police retract report linking Royal Group tycoon to illegal logging
Less than a week after releasing a report accusing business tycoon Kith Meng of involvement in illegal logging, the National Police have issued a short statement claiming the report was an “unintentional” mistake
– Southeast Asia Globe

Sugar rush puts monster mill well ahead of target
Cambodia’s biggest sugar mill has finished its two-month production run, producing half a million tonnes of refined white sugar, nearly five times what the company predicted at the beginning of the harvest season, a company representative said yesterday.
– The Phnom Penh Post

 

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