Cambodia Morning News For January 16

Cambodia Morning News For January 16

Cambodia morning newsPublic Holidays: Cambodians Work The Least in Asean, Second Least Globally
Every worker enjoys a public holiday. What’s not to like about getting paid to not go to work? While few employers begrudge their staff a day off every now and then, in a global market the pressure on employers to maintain a professional level of service with staff frequently absent is intense.
— AEC News Today

Hun Sen’s Son and Would-Be Heir Defends His Role Ahead of Election
Hun Manet, who holds numerous senior positions in the military, is thought to be a strong contender to succeed Hun Sen when he leaves office.
— VOA

Prime Minister Hun Sen to Hold Position till 2028 (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that he will continue to hold the position as Prime Minister of Cambodia for two more mandates until 2028.
— Fresh News

Unions and companies alike unhappy with draft changes to law on worker contracts
Both unionists and private sector representatives are unhappy with draft amendments to Cambodia’s Labour Law, which would overhaul the regulations surrounding worker contracts and guaranteed employee protections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

​Vietnam’s cashew industry turns to Cambodia
Vietnam’s cashew industry has invested in 500,000 hectares of plantations in Cambodia with the vision of turning its southwestern neighbor into a major supplier.
— Tuoi Tre

Ride-hailing app Grab signs MoU with anti-corruption body
Ride-hailing giant Grab signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on Monday, agreeing to immediately report any future incidents of corruption or bribery to the state body.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Defense Minister Urges Peaceful Cambodian-Laos Border Cooperation
Tea Banh, Cambodian Defense Minister, urged Cambodian-Laos army to jointly maintain security at the border, especially Attapeu Provincial Military Base of Cambodia and Champasak Provincial Military Base of Lao Army bordering Cambodian Military Zone 1 to maintain border security and solve the problem peacefully.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen fires back at comments about his health
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took umbrage with an article published by the Southeast Asia Globe in which three foreign observers commented on his health, challenging the trio to a golf or chess match to prove his vitality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

FUNCINPEC Party: No Chinese Man as Vice President
FUNCINPEC Party rejected the news which published that the party nominated a Chinese man to become a vice president of the party.
— Fresh News

Phnom Penh looks to medical tourism
Two high-powered developers in Cambodia are partnering with a Bangkok-based health care consultancy to establish a high-quality medical centre in Phnom Penh in the hopes of establishing the capital as a medical tourism destination.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Life after Borei Keila: Evictees lament a lack of jobs and infrastructure at relocation site
Some 16 kilometres from the centre of Phnom Penh, rows of faded white houses sit sleepily in the sun. Next to them is a small lake, its surface dotted with bits of rubbish.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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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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