Cambodia Morning News For February 14

Cambodia Morning News For February 14

Cambodia morning newsGovernment unit publishes 132-page treatise on threat of ‘colour revolution’
The Council of Ministers released a no-holds-barred book about its efforts to root out a purported foreign-backed “colour revolution” in Cambodia yesterday, lashing out at superpowers like the United States for supposedly trying to cause “immeasurable catastrophe” in the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Ongoing Imprisonment of Former RFA Reporters ‘Unjustified’: Media Watchdogs
The ongoing imprisonment of two former RFA reporters held for three months on charges of “espionage” is “unjustified” and in violation of Cambodia’s constitutional right to freedom of expression, a consortium of journalist organizations said Tuesday, calling for their “immediate release.”
— Radio Free Asia

Private sector warns government that high costs imperil investment
Private sector representatives are deeply concerned by the government’s inability to reduce the cost of doing business in the Kingdom, and they warned yesterday that the country would start to lose investors if the situation did not improve.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Parliament to Convene to Discuss Constitutional Amendments
Cambodia’s parliament will meet on Wednesday to pass proposed amendments to the constitution that have been labeled undemocratic.

Government lays out plan for non-tax revenue
The Ministry of Economy and Finance held a workshop yesterday to finalise a draft on a sub-decree managing non-tax revenue sources, part of the government’s attempt to improve its revenue collection.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Grab rolls out motorbike service in capital
Singapore-based ride hailing app Grab has added motorbike taxis to its inventory in Phnom Penh, becoming the first app of its kind to offer the popular motodop service.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh Governor Wants More British Investors and Tourists
Khoung Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh on Tuesday, expressed his desire to attract more British investors and tourists to Cambodia, while Cambodia today has stable political stability and security.
— Fresh News

Royal Group plans for Sihanoukville beach cleared of businesses remains a mystery
More than a month after businesses on a prime stretch of Occheuteal Beach were told to pack up and leave, officials in Preah Sihanouk province are still unaware of local conglomerate Royal Group’s plans for the space.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN ‘Deeply Concerned’ Over Deportation of Cambodian From Thailand
The United Nations has said it is “deeply concerned” over the arrest and deportation from Thailand of a Cambodian woman who was allegedly filmed throwing her shoes at a poster of the leaders of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.

Fresh News to launch Chinese-language site
Government mouthpiece Fresh News will launch a Chinese version of its website on Monday, CEO Lim Cheavutha said today.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen Congratulates Koreas on ‘Peace Games’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated the Koreas on holding joint Winter Games, welcoming the move as a step towards peace.

Two Mother Nature Activists Freed From Jail in Cambodia
Two Cambodian environmental activists who had received one-year jail sentences, partly suspended, for charges arising from photographing the controversial practice of commercial sand dredging, were released from prison on Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

PM Hun Sen Advises Cambodian Women for Valentine’s Day (Video inside)
Prime Minister called Cambodian young women to avoid offering their bodies to their boyfriends as the celebration of Valentine’s Day addressed to over 4,000 graduates of Western University on Tuesday in Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island.
— Fresh News (video)


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