Cambodia Morning News For April 30

Cambodia Morning News For April 30

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s election committee invites political parties to register for general election
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) on Sunday invited political parties to register to contest in the July general election, according to its press release.
— Xinhua

Corruption culture and low pay hurting journalism ethics in Cambodia: report
Meagre salaries amid a culture of corruption was the key factor as to why Cambodian journalists interviewed in a recent survey accepted bribes and often failed to act ethically in their jobs, according to new research.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Owner of coffee factory arrested in raid
The Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee will send the owner of coffee production facility DAITHNH to Phnom Penh Municipal Court early this week after finding that the facility was operating illegally and using ingredients that affect the health of consumers.
— Khmer Times

A primer on flying to Cambodia in your own business jet
Not everyone flies coach, and not everyone who arrives in Cambodia by air comes on a commercial carrier. A stronger regional economy and the Kingdom’s influx of foreign investment have led to a marked increase in the number of private charters and corporate jets using Cambodian airspace.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Higher education reform gets $90M
Cambodia’s higher education sector – which education officials last month said lacks a clear vision – will undergo improvements under a six-year project financed by a $90 million no-interest loan from the World Bank.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NEC Announces to Recruit Short-term Contract Officials for the July’s Election Process
The National Election Committee (NEC) announced on Saturday to recruit among the 8,338 of Commune-Council commission compositions to be short-term contract officials for the National Assembly members election process.
— Fresh News

Three New Factories to be Established in Cambodia
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) granted licenses to three companies to establish cloth and bag factories for the export to the international market. The investment from the companies is worth of approximately 10 million USD in total, creating more than 4,000 jobs.
— Fresh News

IFC may extend $40m debt to Cambodian microlender Amret
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank Group, has proposed to extend a loan of up to $40 million to Amret Company Limited, a deposit-taking microfinance institution (MFI) in Cambodia.
— DealStreetAsia

Train line to be equipped with safety measures
In an effort to prevent train accidents, the Transport Minister yesterday announced that barriers will be put in place at some crossings along the Serei Sophorn-Battambang train line and that 70 walkie-talkies are to be distributed to railway security guards to improve communication.
— Khmer Times

Business Insider: The group lending a hand to young entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is a trendy word in Phnom Penh these days, and local business owners still face challenges when it comes to setting up their own companies.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Letter to the editor: Chinese investments in Cambodia are win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser
Following The Post’s article titled Hun Sen comes to China’s defence, praises investment and development aid (April 26), I would like to make the following remarks.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Labour Ministry wants charges dropped against rights defender
The Ministry of Labour on Friday asked the court to drop charges against labour rights defender Moeun Tola, who was charged with misappropriating funds raised for slain political analyst Kem Ley’s funeral.
— Khmer Times

Kong Korm Urges Former CNRP Supporters to Support Chhantak Khmer
Supporters of former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and Sam Rainsy’s movement has recently reacted towards Kong Mony Ka’s newly established party, Chhanktak Khmer Party.
— Fresh News

Don’t drag Cambodia into the South China Sea conundrum
Carl Thayer wrote an article in The Diplomat on April 26 titled “The South China Sea and Asean’s 32nd Summit Meeting.” The basis of his analysis was on the supposedly leaked documents that point towards to a possible Cambodian role in undermining Asean’s position on the South China Sea.
— Khmer Times

Camcontrol issues alert on French brand’s almonds after dangerous levels of hydrogen cyanide detected
The Ministry of Commerce issued a warning on Friday about almonds from the French brand Uberti, which have been found to contain dangerous levels of prussic acid, or hydrogen cyanide.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Heavy floods kill one, damage dozens of homes
One person died, three others were injured and dozens of homes were damaged by storms over the weekend in multiple provinces.
— Khmer Times

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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