Cambodia Morning News For April 20

Cambodia Morning News For April 20

Cambodia morning newsCambodian journalists charged with espionage denied bail
A court in Cambodia on Thursday declined to grant bail to two journalists who have been charged with espionage for filing news reports to a U.S.-funded radio station.
— Reuters

Cambodia telecom companies urged to pay overdue regulatory fees
The government has issued a new warning to telecommunications companies that have yet to deliver outstanding payments to the Kingdom’s ministries, giving regulators until the end of the month to settle their debts.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Canned drinks maker to expand production
Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging, says its Asia Pacific subsidiary will construct a third beverage can line in its Phnom Penh facility in the fourth quarter of this year.
— Khmer Times

Farming to be transformed by 2030
Cambodia has set a target of modernising the agricultural sector to make it more competitive with high productivity in the next twelve years, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon says.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Nice New TV Channel from China
Staff enjoy generous benefits at the new Chinese network and their flashy building, directly inside Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior, boasts an elegant restaurant on the fifth floor with 360 degree views of the city’s political heartland.
— VOA Cambodia

NEC to strengthen provincial cooperation
The National Election Committee has asked all its provincial committees to cooperate with authorities to ensure that the upcoming national election on July 29 goes smoothly.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Defense Ministry denies weapons smuggling
The Defense Ministry yesterday denied that weapons seized from a Thai national in Thailand’s Trat province, which borders Koh Kong province’s Cham Yeam International Border checkpoint, were from Cambodia.
— Manila Times

Police tracking election sabotage by former officials
The Interior Ministry has warned of taking legal action against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and his colleagues who intend to sabotage the upcoming national election by calling for a boycott.
— Khmer Times

Australian mining company discovers gold, silver deposits in northern Cambodia
Australia-based mining company Geopacific Resources has confirmed the discovery of gold and silver deposits at its drilling site in northern Cambodia, according to a company release on the Australian stock exchange.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Deportation of Cambodian refugees in the U.S. devastates community
Sothy Kum learned that he was being deported to Cambodia an hour before he boarded the bus that took him from an immigration detention center to an airport in El Paso, Texas, he said.
— NBC News

Cambodia signs $3.1 million agreement with South Korea to create jobs site
Labour Minister Ith Samheng signed an agreement with his South Korean counterpart to create an online jobs portal for Cambodians during a five-day trip to South Korea over the Khmer New Year holiday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New airlines drive passenger growth
Cambodia’s three main international airports welcomed about three million passengers in the first quarter of the year, a rise of 26.1 per cent thanks to the increased number of new airlines from China and the opening of new routes.
— Khmer Times

Conservation orgs urge government to halt destruction of Phnom Tnout sanctuary
Conservation organisations are urging the Cambodian government to take immediate action to halt the “rapid rate of destruction” of the recently created Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province and the endangered species found in the protected area.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Korean bank plans to open doors
South Korea’s Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) has announced it will open a representative office in Phnom Penh this year.
— Khmer Times

Rinnai contributes to energy situation and environment of Cambodia
Being a developing nation Cambodia is facing a surge in demand for energy. Rinnai Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer developing various water heating devices, contributes to the energy situation and environment of Cambodia.
— Business Standard

Cambodia chasing the dragon: Government looks to boost Chinese investment and draw tourism into the fold
Cambodia’s casino industry looks likely to reap the benefits of increasing ties with China, as the government gets set to roll out legislative reforms aiming to attract further foreign investment in the gambling sector.
— Casino Review

In Cambodia, payments to protect an endangered bird are no simple matter
At the tip of a small sandbar jutting into the Mekong, four fishermen unfurl a net, half an eye on the old man lecturing them.
— Devex


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