Cambodia Morning News For November 10

Cambodia Morning News For November 10

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s rice export to China up 59% in 10 months
Cambodia had exported 142,768 metric tons of milled rice to China in the first 10 months of 2017, a 59-percent rise over the same period last year, according to the latest report on Thursday.
— China Daily

US Senator Dismisses Cambodia’s Defense of Decision to Jail Opposition Chief
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has rejected the Cambodian government’s defense of its decision to imprison opposition leader Kem Sokha ahead of his trial on charges of “treason,” and vowed to uphold a threat of banning Cambodian officials from traveling to America if he is not freed “immediately.”
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia: Flow of Vietnamese tourist declines 14.5 percent
The number of Vietnamese tourists, the second-most common visitors to Cambodia, fell in the first nine months of this year by 14.5 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism.
— VietnamPlus

Villagers questioned over protest against mining company
Ratanakkiri Provincial Police brought in 15 villagers for questioning on Saturday over their participation in a demonstration last week against a Canadian gold mining company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Facebook and Google Celebrate Cambodia’s Independence Day
Google and Facebook celebrated the 64th anniversary of Cambodia’s independence from France on 9 November 1953 and is Cambodia’s national holiday each year.
— Fresh News

NGOs fill affordable housing gap
The government and investment companies are joining forces to build affordable housing for middle-income citizens and social housing for the country’s poorest residents.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian migrants, Thai ‘smugglers’ caught after car chase
A police chase in Watthana Nakhon district on Thursday ended with the arrests of two Thais and nine Cambodian illegal migrants, along with the seizure of cartons of cigarettes.
— Bangkok Post

Voter registration wraps with two-thirds of remaining eligible voters still unregistered
Registration for next year’s national elections closed yesterday with a rush of last-minute sign-ups, though two of every three remaining eligible voters still remain unregistered in an atmosphere that observers say raises questions about the legitimacy of next year’s planned national election.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Battambang facility soon to start drying rice
A massive centralised rice drying facility in Battambang province being developed by Thaneakea Srov (Kampuchea) Plc will soon be operational, while its adjacent rice storage operations are on track to be completed early next year, the CEO of the company said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Agitprop’ work of new government team
A video released last month by the government and widely broadcast on local television stations attempting to link the opposition to a so-called colour revolution was the work of a high-powered interministerial working group created on the orders of Prime Minister Hun Sen specifically to produce anti-opposition “propaganda”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Alumni convention to kick off in capital
The two-day annual Global Alumni Convention beginning on November 17 in Phnom Penh is expected to bring in 500 delegates and experts to discuss insights into the Cambodian economy and opportunities for future growth.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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