Cambodia morning news for August 1

Cambodia morning news for August 1

Cambodia morning newsCambodia to form new govt within 60 days
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) will form a new government within 60 days, its spokesman said yesterday, two days after a general election that critics called neither free nor fair after the main opposition was disbanded last year.
— The Straits Times

Cambodia’s Opposition Party Calls on Indonesia, Asean to Reject Rigged Election
Cambodia’s banned opposition party called on Indonesia to reject the results of Sunday’s (29/07) election, warning of regional instability and stressing the importance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in helping the former French colony return to democracy.
— Jakarta Globe

Deployment MPs patrol after CPP wins at polls
A day after the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a landslide victory in the national elections, the capital’s public thoroughfares saw a large deployment of the armed forces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Hun Sen: The Blood-Drenched Opportunist of Asia
He evolved from peasant to Khmer Rouge commander, then Khmer Rouge opponent, then an illiberal strongman tolerated by the West. Now as a Chinese client, his tyranny looks dynastic.
— The Daily Beast

U.S. Lawmakers Welcome Calls for Sanctions on Cambodia ‘Regime Profiteers’
The tycoons named by Global Witness were logging baron Try Pheap, Cambodian People’s Party senators Ly Yong Phat, a sugar magnate, Mong Reththy, and Lao Meng Khin, one of Hun Sen’s closest private sector allies.
— VOA Cambodia

Despite election uncertainty, exports achieve solid growth
Exports of garment and footwear products achieved solid growth during the first half of the year, expanding by 9.3 percent.
— Khmer Times

Three nations ‘disappointed’ with elections
The United States, Australia and Canada have expressed their “profound disappointment” in the Cambodian national elections. The US said it will consider “additional steps”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Application for emergency loans in rice sector now open: RBD
Rice millers in need of capital can now apply for government emergency loans, according to the Rural Development Bank (RBD), the institution in charge of disbursing the loans.
— Khmer Times

Observers: Cambodia election was free and fair
Representatives of election observers from six countries and leaders of the National Election Committee (NEC) claimed that Sunday’s national elections were free, fair and transparent.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘No Cambodia left’: how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville
The once-sleepy beach town of Sihanoukville has been transformed by Chinese investment – and the sheer speed of development has divided locals
— The Guardian

CPP sweeps National Assembly as figures from elections come in
Even before the National Election Committee (NEC) had announced the official results of Sunday’s national polls, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Monday that it had managed to secure more than 77 per cent of the popular vote.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia prepares for 2023 Sea Games
After decades of conflict, Cambodia is set to host the 2023 Sea Games. The government is planning to spend about $400 million to organise the games and build a sporting complex, the Morodok Techo National Stadium, with aid granted from China.
— Khmer Times

Polling station deputy held over stolen ink
A female deputy chief of a polling station in Phnom Penh will face the brunt of the law after she was caught stealing ink used to mark index fingers of voters during the national election.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rubbish kiln pilot project launched in Prek Pnov
City Hall yesterday launched a rubbish-burning kiln constructed in Prek Pnov district’s Kork Roka commune to tackle the city’s waste problems and reduce air pollution.
— Khmer Times

The West and the Elections in Cambodia
At this stage of our knowledge of the election results, three figures deserve our attention: voter turnout, projection of CPP results in votes, and blank ballot rate.
— Fresh News

More floods to hit multiple provinces
The Ministry of Water Resources yesterday released a statement warning residents living along the Mekong river that water levels will continue to rise in the upcoming days due to heavy rain and strong weather across several provinces in the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Releases Statement on Cambodian Election
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation shared its comments on the outcomes of the 29th July election, according to the ministry’s statement released on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Minister Khon joins European Tourism Agency
Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said yesterday the appointment of Tourism Minister Thong Khon as a member of the European Tourism Academy will add to efforts to transform the country into a world-class tourism destination.
— Khmer Times

Competition hot for capital’s cafés
When Sar Thida spent around $100,000 to set up a coffee shop in Phnom Penh early last year, she expected that the business would reach a break-even point in late 2019 because of the capital’s booming cafe market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

October expo to tackle productivity at the workplace
The government and manufacturer associations have urged firms and factories from all sectors of economic activity to join company efficiency competitions that will be held in October as part of a productivity fair in Phnom Penh.
— 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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