Cambodia Morning News For July 16

Cambodia Morning News For July 16

Cambodia morning newsOn The Block: Is The Phnom Penh Post Going 金边邮报?
Just two months after Malaysian business entrepreneur Sivakumar S Ganapathy (aka Siva Kumar G) purchased The Phnom Penh Post from Australian mining magnate Bill Clough (See: New Era For The Phnom Penh Post Under Malaysian PR Company Ownership) the future of Cambodia’s oldest newspaper is again under a cloud.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia Exports Over 80,000 Tons of Rubber in the First Semester 2018
Cambodia has exported over 80,000 tons of rubber within the first six months of 2018, amounted to $120 million of revenue, according to the official report of the General Department of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Election: NEC Receives 11,000 Ballot Boxes and 40 Vehicles from Japan
National Election Committee has received 11,000 ballot boxes and 40 pick-up vehicles from Japan to serve election, worth of $7 million, according to NEC’s press release dated on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Phnom Penh’s ‘New’ Airport Rail Link: Travel In Time
Phnom Penh’s administration earlier this year proudly announced the opening of the city’s first-ever airport railway link to make travel to and from the city more convenient.
— Investvine

NBC projects real economic growth at 7 pct this year
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in its mid-year report the country’s real economic growth will average seven percent this year, with strong contribution from the agricultural, industrial and services sectors.
— Khmer Times

Coca-Cola launches coffee-cola fusion drink in Cambodia
Coca-Cola on Friday launched a new product in Cambodia, the Coca Cola Plus Coffee, after its successful launch in three other countries, namely Japan, Australia and Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Loans and deposits see ‘solid’ growth: Central bank
In the first half 2018, the local financial sector continued the strong growth that has characterised the industry in recent times, with commercial banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) seeing a robust expansion in loans and deposits, according to the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) semi-annual report released on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia marks anniversaries of listing 2 archeological sites on World Heritage List
Cambodia on Sunday celebrated the 10th anniversary of the inclusion of the Preah Vihear Temple and the first anniversary of the inclusion of Sambor Prei Kuk archeological site on the UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage List.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Uses 78% of Arable Land to Cultivate Crops in 2018
Cambodia used up to 1.8 million hectares out of 2.5 millions of arable land in 2018, an equivalent of 73% of the total arable area, according to the report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Fresh News received on Saturday.
— Fresh News

Threats and corruption: Behind the scenes of Cambodia’s election crackdown
Cambodia ranks as one of the world’s most corrupt countries – but after an extensive forensic investigation, Al Jazeera found that corruption stretches far beyond the country’s borders, all the way to Australia.
— Aljazeera

Economic pragmatism in Cambodia’s foreign policy
Cambodia’s foreign policy strategy has been chiefly shaped and driven by “economic pragmatism,” meaning the alignment of foreign policy with economic development interests, in which there are two main approaches: transforming the international environment into a source of national development and diversifying strategic partnerships based on the calculation of economic interests.
— Khmer Times

China major contributor to Cambodia’s agricultural development: Cambodian minister
China has played a key role in helping develop agriculture in Cambodia, Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said.
— Xinhua

Officials dismiss HRW report
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and the National Police have dismissed complaints by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that high-ranking members of the armed forces campaigned for it before and during the election period – a violation of the Cambodian constitution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Century 21 honours Cambodian franchises
Eight franchises of Century 21 Cambodia received awards for their performance in the local market from the parent company, Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a real estate agent franchise company headquartered in the US.
— Khmer Times

Bumpy road for local ride apps
Ride-hailing services seem to have grown into a dominant player in the capital’s transportation sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian security forces overstep neutrality rules in…
Cambodia’s security forces are “actively campaigning” for the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a general election on July 29, in violation of a law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.
— Brinkwire

Two Deceased and 48 Poisoned for Consuming Alcohol in Kratie
At least two people deceased and 48 others were sick after consuming alcohol on Friday night at a funeral held in Snoul district, Kratie province.
— Fresh News

Rainsy skips court in King insult case
Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Sam Rainsy failed to appear in court on Thursday to answer charges of insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kampot dam alerts of possible flooding
The Kamchay Hydroelectric Company has alerted the public and relevant authorities in Kampot province to take extra precautions for possible flooding.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan’s ongoing foreign relations with Cambodia
With the national election just around the corner, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Hidehisa Horinouchi sat down with Khmer Times’ executive editor May Titthara to discuss his country’s continued support of the Kingdom as others cut aid in the wake of the CNRP’s dissolution, as well as further strengthening of socio-economic foundations to help the nation reach its goal of becoming an upper-middle income country by 2030.
— Khmer Times

 

Feature photo John Le Fevre

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Cambodia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.

 

The following two tabs change content below.

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

Latest posts by Sreypov Men (see all)

Support independent media by sharing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.