Cambodia Morning News For January 22

Cambodia Morning News For January 22

Cambodia morning newsCambodian strongman displays iron fist and vulnerability
“In the world, there was no leader who suffered more pain and bitterness than me,” a dewy-eyed Hun Sen, the long-serving prime minister of Cambodia, says in a new TV documentary Marching Towards National Salvation.
— UCA News

At press dinner, Hun Sen berates media
Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories.
— Bangkok Post

Rubber exports jump but smugglers dampen gains
THE TOTAL amount of rubber exported by Cambodia surged 30 per cent last year, but widespread rubber smuggling on the Vietnamese border crippled potential profits from the booming industry.
— The Nation

Business Insider: Uber Cambodia ready for competition
As technology use has proliferated among Cambodians, businesses have sometimes struggled to keep up.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Invasive fruit flies detrimental to Kingdom’s mango exports
Cambodia’s mango shipments have been routinely blocked before making it to the international market, with the Ministry of Agriculture claiming the mangoes are not of a high enough quality to meet the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements necessary to ship outside of the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MFI unveils program for drought insurance
Microfinance institution VisionFund International has launched an insurance program in Cambodia that will cover families affected by drought, according to a company statement released last Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Four New Companies and Factories to Be Established in Cambodia
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) issued a certificate of registration for four new companies and factories in Cambodia with a capital of over $30 million, creating more than 3,000 jobs, according to CDC’s recent press release on Facebook.
— Fresh News

MoU to aid women in business is signed
The American Chamber of Commerce of Cambodia (AmCham) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Cambodian Women’s Entrepreneurial Association (CWEA) on Thursday in an effort to lend further support to female entrepreneurs in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia PM berates media at correspondents’ dinner
Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen berated journalists on Sunday at a dinner his government hosted for correspondents and accused some of spreading fabricated stories.
— Reuters/Businesss Insider

CPP Releases List of 342 New Members of the Central Committee
On the last day of the three-day General Assembly of the Central Committee, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has appointed 342 new members to the Central Committee amounting to 865 members in total.
— Fresh News

Hong Kong gaming group links up with Cambodia casinos
Hong Kong-based TGG Takara Gaming Group, an open-source and interactive gaming platform, has announced that it is entering Cambodia through two new partnerships with casino groups Golden Crown, based in Poipet, and Super Rich, based in Sihanoukville, according to the company’s release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Parliament to Host Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in 2019
Cambodian Parliament will host the 27th Annual Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in 2019, in Siem Reap.
— Fresh News


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