Cambodia Morning News For May 26

Cambodia Morning News For May 26

Cambodia morning news

‘Organ traffickers’ arrested
Two people have been arrested in Cambodia for allegedly “trafficking organs” during a year-long operation involving at least 10 victims and frequent trips to India, officials said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

AJW Signs Component Support Deal with JC (Cambodia) International Airlines for 20 New A320 Aircraft
AJW has won a power-by-the-hour (PBH) component support contract with JC (Cambodia) International Airlines, one of Cambodia’s leading airlines, for its new A320 fleet.
– Aviation Pros

Hun Sen repeats warning of war if opposition wins
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday reiterated a warning that war could break out in the Southeast Asian country if his ruling party loses local elections next month and a general election next year.
– The Gulf Today

Government unveils portal for trademark registration
The Ministry of Commerce launched an online trademark registration gateway yesterday, allowing local and foreign individuals and firms to register their trademarks in Cambodia to protect them against infringement.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Competition, Economic Status Leave Garment Sector at Risk
Cambodia’s upgrade to lower-middle income status and looming competition from an E.U.-Vietnam trade deal pose major risks to the country’s garment and footwear export industry, a European business representative said on Thursday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Garment exports surge up EU list
Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has eclipsed rival Vietnam as a supplier of products to the European Union and is on course to overtake India, a visiting industry insider said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Australia reportedly transfers another Nauru detainee to Cambodia under $55m deal
A refugee has reportedly arrived in Cambodia from Nauru under the Turnbull Government’s$55 million agreement. A Syrian man was said to be the seventh person to resettle to one of Asia’s poorest nations.
International Business Times 

Poipet problems shape race: In this trading outpost on Thai border, CNRP sees an opportunity
Phsar Trey is smack in the middle of Poipet town. The market is a warren of narrow alleys filled with vendors, shoppers and motodops going about their daily lives.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Floating bridge to Angkor Wat temple opens to foreign tourists
A floating bridge opened for use by foreign tourists and local visitors at Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat on Thursday (May 25), enabling them to reach the ancient temple while the original stone bridge undergoes renovation by Cambodian and Japanese experts.
Today Online 

Cambodia lifts freeze on maids
Cambodia has lifted a six-year freeze on its citizens working as maids in Malaysia, with the first group expected to arrive here after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
The Star Online 

NEC calls for day off
The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday urged factory owners and other employers to provide adequate time off for workers who need to travel to vote in the June 4 commune elections, though a Labour Ministry spokesman said most had the day off already.
The Phnom Penh Post 

UN to Grill Government Over Montagnards
UNHCR, the U.N.’s refugee agency, will question the government over its decision to deny asylum to the majority of Montagnards left in Cambodia, officials said, a month after the group was criticized for its role in repatriating some of the asylum-seekers to Vietnam.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

 

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