Cambodia Morning News For October 6

Cambodia Morning News For October 6

Cambodia morning newsDevelopers Ready to Deal at Cambodia Real Estate Show 2
Cambodia’s second real estate show for the year kicks off tomorrow, October 6, at Phnom Penh’s Nagaworld casino complex, with organisers reporting more than 5,000 pre-registrations for the event, including almost 1,500 from prospective purchasers who ordinarily reside outside of the kingdom.
AEC News Today

Cambodia’s rice exports up 17 percent in nine months
Cambodia exported 421,966 tons of milled rice in the first nine months of 2017, a 17 percent rise compared with the same period last year, according to the latest report on Thursday.

Big boost for garment sector minimum wage, though some see a political motive
The government yesterday significantly upped the garment and footwear sector’s minimum wage to $170 a month, from $153, the highest increase in wages in the past two years and one that comes ahead of a crucial national election next July.
The Phnom Penh Post

Teachers’ wage rally blocked
On the same day that Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a speech touting salary increases for teachers ahead of next year’s national election, about 20 Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) members were blocked from having a peaceful demonstration seeking just that.
The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand-Cambodia rail link a step closer
As an agreement on railway transport materialises, Cambodia and Thailand are set to hold a ceremony early next year to celebrate the official opening of the line that will connect Phnom Penh and Bangkok, a Ministry of Public Works and Transport official said.
Bangkok Post

Ministry warns journalists on party law
Reporters and Ministry of Information officials were yesterday schooled in the intricacies of the controversial Law on Political Parties – which could soon be used to dissolve the opposition – with Minister Khieu Kanharith warning journalists not to misreport the issue and risk legal repercussions.
The Phnom Penh Post

Industry expo for building sector to be biggest yet
This year’s Cambodia Construction Industry Expo looks set to be bigger than ever, with up to 300 stallholders slated to attend.
The Phnom Penh Post

SBI gets nod to provide liquidity for port stock
The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) announced yesterday that it has agreed to register SBI Royal Securities Plc as a liquidity provider for Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, granting the company a two-year contract.
The Phnom Pend Post

Workshop mulls which fruits sweetest for regional plan
German development agency GIZ held a consultation workshop in Phnom Penh yesterday for its two-year Facilitating Trade in Agricultural Goods in Asean (FTAG) initiative, holding discussions with Ministry of Agriculture officials and local traders aimed at identifying the most suitable fruit and vegetable crops for cross-border trade between Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The Phnom Penh Post

NagaWorld eyes profits as VIPs roll into casino
Nagacorp Ltd, the Hong Kong-listed operator of Cambodia’s NagaWorld casino and hotel complex, announced that its VIP rollings, an indicator of potential performance through junket operations, had increased by 67 during the first nine months of the year to a total of $11 billion.
The Phnom Penh Post

T-shop to plug into provinces
T-shop, a homegrown electronics and gadget retail chain, is looking to add 10 new franchise outlets in the coming year after pausing its expansion to readjust its marketing strategy, the company’s chief executive said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Help for Cambodian, Lao local schemes
Thailand is to provide the know-how and expertise to help develop community-based tourism (CBT) in Laos, Cambodia and Bhutan.
Bangkok Post

Jersey Woman to open disabled centre in Cambodia
A CHARITY founded by a young Jersey woman will open a much-needed day care centre in Cambodia to look after 20 disabled children.
Jersey Evening Post

Remains of Hundreds of Dead Cambodian Workers Returned by Thailand
Thailand has sent home to Cambodia the bodies of over 500 migrant workers killed in accidents and in fights from 2014 to 2017, a Cambodian government official says.
Radio Free Asia

Former Cambodia Daily reporters charged with ‘incitement’
Two former Cambodia Daily journalists have been charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over seemingly routine commune election coverage in Ratanakkiri.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia opposition politician Mu Sochua ‘feared arrest’
Mu Sochua, one of Cambodia’s best-known politicians and deputy leader of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), has fled into exile after being warned she was about to be arrested on charges of treason. She spoke to BBC South-East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head in Bangkok – the exact location is being concealed for her safety.


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