Cambodia Morning News For May 25

Cambodia Morning News For May 25

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia’s Commune Elections: A Barometer for 2018
Three things to watch in Cambodia’s commune elections that will impact next year’s parliamentary race.
– The Diplomat (paywall)

CNRP funding vow a ‘problem’ for us: Banh
Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday said the popular appeal of the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s pledge to substantially boost commune budgets posed a “huge problem” for the ruling party.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia sees high demand for job seekers with Chinese language skills
Chinese language skills are in growing demand from companies looking to hire in Cambodia’s job market, The Phnom Penh Post reported on Wednesday, citing online job portal Everjobs.
– Xinhua

Low-Skilled Workers Left Behind as Job Markets Go Online
Despite recent growth in online job postings, low-skilled workers in Cambodia are largely being omitted from the shifting market, leaving them with few avenues to find opportunities around the country, industry experts said.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

$60m government project to help Cambodian cassava growers
The Cambodian government has launched the first phase of a project to help 15,000 farming families commercialize their operations and bring their produce of cassava, rice and other products to market.
– Fresh Plaza

Japan firms link up to offer leasing
Rent Japan Group Inc, a publicly listed Japanese company that specialises in the recycling and reuse of consumer products, will establish a joint venture with a Japanese financial services firm to launch a new leasing company in Cambodia, it said in a filing yesterday to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Vertiv expands after rebranding
Digital solutions provider Vertiv, formerly known as Emerson Network Power, relaunched its operations in Cambodia yesterday following a change in ownership and plans to deepen its penetration of rapidly developing economies.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Press Club Slams Government for Reporter Treatment
The Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC) on Wednesday slammed what it labeled the “intimidation” of a Cambodia Daily reporter after Information Minister Khieu Kanharith posted a photocopy of the Canadian national’s passport on Facebook and warned journalists to “learn the laws on the election.”
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Detention upheld Court denies appeal by Adhoc staff
The Appeal Court yesterday rejected an appeal by four Adhoc staffers against a decision in April to further extend their pre-trial detention by six months.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Salary, Energy Rate Reforms Validate CNRP Agenda: Sokha
Critics who say the CNRP’s commune election platform is unrealistic should look to the ruling party’s implementation of lowered electricity costs, and salary hikes for civil servants and soldiers, issues the opposition championed during the 2013 national election, CNRP President Kem Sokha said on Wednesday.
– The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

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