Cambodia morning news for August 31

Cambodia morning news for August 31

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Hits Landmark Growth of Air-transportation in First Half of the Year
All three of Cambodia’s airports (Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, and Preah Sihanouk International Airport) saw a surge in number of passengers and cargo in the first half of 2018, according to a record of the Cambodia Airports.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Firm puts down $531M for capital plot
Chean Chhoeng Thai Group Co Ltd, a sister firm to China’s Yuetai Group has announced a more than $500 million investment to develop a parcel of land along Phnom Penh’s riverside, indicates approval documents from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
Phnom Penh Post

Recall launched on tainted baby formula
The Cambodian government has ordered an immediate recall of infant milk powder Dumex Mamil Gold after reports emerged in Singapore that the product contained traces of bacteria that was harmful to babies.
Phnom Penh Post

Five on trial over lucky draw scam
Four Nigerian men and a Cambodian woman yesterday went on trial at Phnom Penh Municipal Court for allegedly cheating a Cambodian woman out of $1,000 after informing her that she won prizes worth $50,000 in a UK-based company’s lucky draw.
Khmer Times

Friday verdict for Australian filmmaker’s Cambodian trial
The trial of an Australian filmmaker accused of endangering Cambodia’s national security concluded Wednesday with the prosecution insisting that he had engaged in journalism in order to carry out spying.
Washington Post

Cambodian Population To Reach 22 Million by 2050
The total population of Cambodia in 2050 was projected at 22.0 million, according to Population Reference Bureau (PRB).
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Domestic pig supply not enough to meet demand
After Vietnamese imports fell over the past few months, pig prices have stayed stable, though industry insiders say the domestic supply is not enough to meet the market’s demand.
Phnom Penh Post

Minister urges fight against human trafficking
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on all Cambodians to join in the fight against human trafficking.
Khmer Times

Addressing online child sexual exploitation
Action Pour Les Enfants yesterday in a meeting with government officials raised concern that as more and more people access the internet, minors using live broadcasting services such as Facebook Live and Instagram Live could expose themselves to online sexual exploitation.
Khmer Times

Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers
Human rights groups expressed alarm Thursday at Thailand’s detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, saying they face possible persecution if returned to their homelands.
Associated Press

Author lauds Cambodia’s effort to revive traditional silk weaving
Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan and the author of ‘How China Escaped the Poverty Trap’, lauded Cambodia’s efforts to revive the traditional silk weaving industry, saying it was the right way to go in empowering local communities.
Khmer Times

Oddar Meanchey families protest for public space
Forty-five families in Oddar Meanchey province’s Lumtong commune appealed to the Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Wednesday to help get back 2,400 square metres of land they claim was grabbed by a senior military official.
Phnom Penh Post

Samlot rife with land grabs
Authorities are facing mounting pressure to safeguard the Samlot Protected Area, where villagers and wealthy land-grabbers continue to trespass to start orchards and claim ownership of the plots.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia To Host Regional Conference on ASEAN toward Stability through Social Media
Cambodia is going to host a regional conference on ASEAN toward Regional Stability through Social Media this weekend.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Keller Williams Expands into Cambodia
Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count and the U.S. leader in units and sales volume, has awarded a license for a new master franchise in Cambodia, according to Business Wire.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

FBI Representative Highly Commends Cambodia for Deporting American Offenders
John Willson, Legal Attaché of the United States Embassy Phnom Penh, representing FBI, highly valued ​​and gratefully acknowledged an ongoing cooperation of the General Department of Immigration of the Ministry of Interior for detaining and deporting American offenders back to the US, speaking in a courtesy call with Head of Immigration General Sok Phal at the ministry on 29 August 2018.
Fresh News

Court extends detention of Cambodian opposition leader
A court in Cambodia on Thursday extended by six months the pre-trial detention of Kem Sokha, the leader of the now-dissolved main opposition party who already has been held for a year on a treason charge.
Associated Press

Thailand, Cambodia edging closer to cross-border rail deal
Cambodia and Thailand are both reviewing draft agreements for a deal on the transportation of goods and people across their shared border, a Cambodian official said, adding that the final agreement is likely to be signed before the end of the year.
Bangkok Post

King decorates China rep with Grand Cross
King Norodom Sihamoni has decorated Song Tao, head of the International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, with the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Cambodia.
Khmer Times

Clearing Cambodia’s leftover landmines: A dangerous job
The K-5 barrier minefield in Cambodia is one of the largest minefields in the world. Estimated to contain up to 2 million mines, it runs along the entire length of the Thai-Cambodian border; from Laos in the east to the Gulf of Thailand in the south.
Deutsche Welle

How tariffs affect a country like Cambodia
Now, “Made in Cambodia” may become the latest sign of a nation building a modern international economy.
Cape Cod Times

 

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