Cambodia morning news for August 14

Cambodia morning news for August 14

Cambodia morning newsU.S. Seeks to Appoint Senior Asia Diplomat as Cambodia Ambassador
President Donald Trump on Friday approved the nomination of senior Asia diplomat W. Patrick Murphy as his pick to lead the U.S. mission in Cambodia amid soured U.S.-Cambodian relations over Phnom Penh’s handling of a general election last month.
— VOA Cambodia

Election, NEC to Announce Official Result on August 15
Without any complaints, the National Election Committee (NEC) will announce the official election result on 15 August 2018 as scheduled, NEC spokesman Hang Puthea confirmed on Monday evening.
— Fresh News

Aid to Cambodia tops $20bn, but ‘democratic society’ still far off
Cambodia has received $20.68 billion in foreign aid since the early 1990s to build a democratic society following decades of unrest, but this support may be in jeopardy as Prime Minister Hun Sen turns the country into essentially a one-party state.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Chinese company to build ‘biggest commercial centre in Cambodia’
Yunnan Shengmao Investment (Cambodia) Co., Ltd yesterday started the construction of a $1-billion commercial complex in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Salang village.
— Khmer Times

Local firm hopes new banana crop will be appealing to China
Cambodia and China have signed a joint phytosanitary protocol for banana exports – a move that will open the door for the Kingdom to export more fruits to the world’s largest consumer market.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese man arrested as Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes
Cambodian authorities seized nearly 100 kilograms of ecstasy hidden in pet food shipments from Germany, police said Monday, after charging a Chinese national in connection with the record haul.
— South China Morning Post

Iflix does deal with BeIn Sports to show English Premier League in Cambodia
Malaysian-headquartered streaming platform iflix has partnered with beIN sports to bring coverage of English Premier League football matches to subscribers in Cambodia.
— Mumbrella

Singaporean firm reveals plans to invest in aquaculture
A Singaporean investor is looking to build fish farms in the Kingdom that will be used to feed local an international demand.
— Khmer Times

Officials trained on market intelligence
The Ministry of Commerce organised a workshop yesterday to train more than 40 government officials from across the country on issues pertaining to market intelligence.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s main city faces growing sewage problem
Sewage canals that carve through Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh pose a health risk for the poor who live in the area.
— TRT World

Cambodia advises sea travelers, fishermen to be extra-vigilant over impact of Storm Bebinca
Cambodia on Monday told sea travelers and fishermen to be extra-vigilant as the country is forecast to suffer from the impact of Tropical Storm Bebinca on Aug. 17-18.
— Xinhua

Thai plastic manufacturers to join business matching event
A group of Thai plastic manufacturers will attend a business matching event in Phnom Penh later this month that will serve as a platform from which to explore opportunities in the Kingdom and partner up with local firms, the organisers said.
— Khmer Times

Death toll from Mekong floods in Cambodia rises to 15
Mekong River floods have killed 15 people in Cambodia over the past three weeks, forcing thousands of families to evacuate to higher grounds, a disaster control spokesman said Monday.
— Infosurhoy

Cambodian Police Arrests 7 Chinese, Charged with Promoting Sexual Services
Sihanoukville police force, under direct command of Sihanoukville Police Chief General Choun Narin, arrested seven Chinese nationals on Sunday night, charged with promoting sexual services through handing out brochures and leaflets.
— Fresh News


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