Cambodia Morning News For September 4

Cambodia Morning News For September 4
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Cambodia morning newsWhy The Cambodia Daily Must Pay Its Tax Bill or be Shutdown
Unless an (unlikely) miracle occurs, when tomorrow’s edition of The Cambodia Daily rolls off the printing press it will be the end of a tradition. Presented with a $6.3 million tax bill at the beginning of last month, the 24-year-old publication will close; and with it a big chunk of modern-day Cambodia journalism history.
AEC News Today

Cambodia’s Worrying War on Free Speech
The Hun Sen government is attempting to do through legal means what it had once done through violence.
The Diplomat

Restrictions on Media Will Impact Upcoming Election: Expert
Media expert Pa Nguon Teang told the Hello VOA program on Thursday that the government’s moves to restrict independent media outlets and NGOs would undermine the democratic process in Cambodia.
VOA Cambodia

Cambodian paper shuts with ‘dictatorship’ parting shot
One of Cambodia’s most stridently independent newspapers, The Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline “Descent Into Outright Dictatorship” as it closed amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Reuters

Cambodian government accused of ‘alarming’ crackdown as newspaper closes
Cambodian authorities have been accused of orchestrating a crackdown on critics of prime minister Hun Sen’s government after a prominent opposition leader was arrested and an independent newspaper closed down.
The Telegraph

Hun Sen, Laos PM to Request French Border Maps
Prime Minister Hun Sen met his Laos counterpart at Phnom Penh’s “Peace Palace” on Friday in an effort to further de-escalate tensions that flared up last month over Laotian soldiers occupying Cambodian land, with both agreeing to write a joint letter to the French president requesting border maps.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Sokha arrested for ‘treason’, is accused of colluding with US to topple the government
Police yesterday arrested Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha over allegations of treason, with Prime Minister Hun Sen accusing the opposition president of conspiring with the United States to oust his regime.
The Phnom Penh Post

Monk and activist trade invectives in a row over Kem Ley stupa funding
Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) President Pich Sros labelled activist monk But Buntenh a “liar” during a nearly two-hour rant over accusations that Sros laundered money raised for the late Kem Ley’s funeral stupa.
The Phnom Penh Post

Capital’s mobile F&B chains show signs of settling down
Mobile food and beverage carts are doing brisk business, filling gaps in the country’s crowded matrix of restaurants and cafés, and competing on price and convenience.
The Phnom Penh Post

Starbucks here for the long haul
US-based coffee giant Starbucks first entered the Cambodian market in 2015 with a small kiosk in Phnom Penh’s airport terminal. Since then it has expanded in the capital, while opening its first branch in Siem Reap last month.
The Phnom Penh Post

ANA marks one year since expanding flight route to Cambodia
It has already been one year since Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) started daily flights between Tokyo Narita airport in Japan and Phnom Penh through its Star Alliance carrier, and the company says it is committed to expanding its services in the Kingdom in the future.
The Phnom Penh Post

Malware vulnerability high in Kingdom, report notes
Cambodia is among the most vulnerable countries in Asia when it comes to viruses, spam, spyware and other cyberthreats, according to a recent report from Microsoft.
The Phnom Penh Post

Videos of Blinged-out Weddings of Cambodia’s Elite May Damage Ruling Party’s Brand
When two scions of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) elite wed in June, they posted a series of videos on YouTube and Facebook celebrating their union — and their wealth.
VOA Cambodia

 

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Kongleaphy Keam

Kongleaphy Keam

Writer at AEC News Today
Kongleaphy Keam is a Khmer national with more than 2 years experiences in journalism. In prior of joining AEC News Today team, he was a chief reporter at Phuket Gazette, a local English newspapers in Phuket Thailand. Kongleaphy graduated his Bachelor Degree of International Studies from Prince of Songkla University.
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