Cambodia morning news for August 2

Cambodia morning news for August 2

Cambodia morning newsStatement by the Spokesperson on the general elections in Cambodia
In its Conclusions of 26 February 2018, the EU Foreign Affairs Council underlined that an electoral process from which the main opposition party has been arbitrarily excluded is not legitimate.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Praises Government’s Commitment to Democracy Despite ‘Sham’ Election
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen applauded his government’s commitment to democracy Wednesday in his first public appearance since his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) swept an election widely dismissed as unfree and unfair, following the dissolution of the main opposition group.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Takes Selfies in First Appearance Since Controversial Election
Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen, 65, whose party claimed victory in a general election that many have said was neither free nor fair, met with supporters for the first time since the vote on Wednesday (01/08).
— Jakarta Globe

Statement by the Federal Foreign Office on the elections in Cambodia
The German Government has noted that the parliamentary elections in Cambodia were conducted peacefully.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

VN-Cambodia agreement on double taxation avoidance ratified
The Government has ratified the agreement on double taxation avoidance and income tax evasion prevention between Vietnam and Cambodia.
— VietnamPlus

China, Cambodia vow to uphold multilateralism
China and Cambodia Wednesday vowed to jointly uphold multilateralism to maintain peace and stability in the region.
— Xinhua

China-Cambodia venture to enter local aviation market
KC International Airlines, a China-Cambodia joint venture, is now applying for its air operator certificate (AOC) and will soon become the latest player to join the booming local aviation market.
— Khmer Times

Capital ferry hosts official launch
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport said caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the official launch of a ferry service that has been operating for the past three months.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Succeeds Economic and Democratic Development in 2018, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
After Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) received excessive support from the people, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that 2018 is the year that Cambodia has triumphed in building economic and democratic processes in the country.
— Fresh News (video)

Chinese envoy accuses EU of using EBA to interfere in Cambodia’s affairs
Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo has criticised the European Union (EU) for threatening Cambodia’s participation in the bloc’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trading scheme if it failed to live up to its obligations enshrined in the trading program.
— The Phnom Penh Post

In 5 Years, CPP Votes Increases By 1.6 Million
It surprises the world and Cambodia that CPP has won the race in 2018 Parliamentary Election by a huge margin and may take all the 125 seats in the National Assembly.
— Fresh News

NEC dismisses allegations of TV presenter speaking Vietnamese
The National Election Committee yesterday responded to accusations made against a television news presenter that was suspected by Facebook users of speaking Vietnamese during live coverage of the national election.
— Khmer Times

The death of democracy in Cambodia
While victory by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party in Sunday’s general election was expected, the scale of the win was still shocking.
— The Japan Times

Palm sugar GI status in EU hits a glitch
The process of obtaining geographical indication (GI) status for Kampong Speu palm sugar in the European Union suffered a setback this week after a company asked for revisions to the wording of the product’s guidebook, according to a producers association.
— Khmer Times

Thousands displaced in Cambodia by flooding of Mekong
Nearly 1,000 families residing in provinces along the Mekong River had been evacuated to safe areas as of Tuesday, while 1,133 houses in Kratie province had been inundated, according to provincial authorities.
— The Nation

Locally bred silkworms put to use in K Speu
With help from the Kingdom’s Silk Research Centre, the sleepy sector is showing new signs of life with the first crop of worms from the institute’s breeding centre being put to use.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Nutridor teams up with DKSH to roll out new dairy products
Nutridor, a dairy products manufacturer, has joined forces with the Cambodian branch of Swiss firm DKSH to expand its share of the local market.
— Khmer Times

New luxury hotel to launch next month in Sihanoukville
With construction finished earlier this week, Prince Time Hotel, a boutique resort, will open at the end of September in Sihanoukville.
— Khmer Times

Over $3M From Angkor Tickets Donated to Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital (video inside)
In the first seven months of 2018, 1.5 million foreign tourists purchased Angkor tickets, an increase of 9% compared to the same period in 2017, earning $69.7 million revenue acording to a report from Angkor Enterprise on 31 July 2018.
— Fresh News (video)

Praise for Cambodia does us no service
Bill Shorten’s Super Saturday proclamation that the Labor Party was “four from four” was still ringing in our ears when the Cambodian People’s Party declared on Monday that it had achieved a parliamentary monopoly – 125 from 125.
— The Age

Cambodia: Cambodia Disaster 2018 Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) Report – No. 7 (as of July 31, 2018)
On 31th July 2018 the HRF had a meeting to discuss most updated information, key focal point for action in STG (Plan international). The meeting was agreed.
— Reliefweb


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