Cambodia morning news for July 19

Cambodia morning news for July 19

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s new highway project
A new highway project is planned for Cambodia that will improve transport connections to and from its capital, Phnom Penh and the coastal area, Preah Sihanouk.
— World Highways

Cashew season ends with slight increase in yields
The Sambo Prei Kuk Cashew Nut Association said 8,000 tonnes of cashews were harvested this season, with the price hovering between $1.5 to $2 per kilogram for fresh cashew nuts, and $15 per kilo for processed cashews.
— Khmer Times

Clothes exports kick into high gear
Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports recorded double-digit growth to some $4 billion in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report has said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodians wary as Chinese investment transforms their country
As boom-mounted cameras swept the horizon, a drone hovered above more than 50,000 party faithful who had begun streaming noisily through the Cambodian capital well before dawn, dressed in white shirts and caps, and waving blue flags.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Cambodia tells sea travelers, fishermen to be extra-vigilant over Tropical Storm Son-tinh
Cambodia on Wednesday called on sea travelers and fishermen to be extra-vigilant as the country will be suffering from the impact of Tropical Storm Son-tinh from July 19 to 21.
— Xinhua

NBC reiterates ID not to be used as collateral
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has once again reminded all private lenders not to take ID cards or family books as collateral for loans, according to a statement released on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Commerce Ministry intervenes to stop fall in rice price
Following reports of a fast decline in the price of the commodity, the Ministry of Commerce started working with local authorities to gather information in major rice-producing areas, including Battambang, Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Prey Veng and Takeo.
— Khmer Times

The little-known history of Cambodia’s ‘dark age’
While Cambodia is synonymous with the famous temple complex Angkor Wat, the post-Angkorian period is far less studied.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Angkor Gold, Jogmec increase gold exploration budget
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals Corporation (Jogmec) and Angkor Gold Corp. have increased their budget for phase 2 of the Angkor Oyadao South project by $425,000, according to Angkor Gold’s president.
— Khmer Times

What has gone wrong in Cambodia?
Concerns ahead of Cambodia’s elections on 29 July centre on the judgement that under Prime Minister Hun Sen the country has become increasingly authoritarian in political character while the government – through a range of parliamentary and judicial actions, and backed by absolute control of the forces of order – has eliminated any viable political opposition to ensure its electoral return.
— The Interpreter

Authoritarian rule shedding its populist skin in rural Cambodia
We won’t know until the July 2018 elections whether this radical redrawing of the Cambodian political landscape is a ‘new normal’ of naked authoritarianism. What is happening is truly bad.
— OpenDemocracy

China, Cambodia celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties
Thursday marks the 60th anniversary since China and Cambodia established diplomatic relations.
— Global Times

Cambodia’s first contemporary dance company: ‘we were blacklisted for not being Cambodian enough’
Cambodia’s first contemporary dance company updates ancient moves, defying a conservative establishment that says its costumes are ‘too sexy’ and questions the dancers’ classical Khmer cred.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Over 1,000 families evacuated as flash floods hit parts of Cambodia
More than 1,000 families have been evacuated to safe refuges as flash floods have been hitting five provinces in Cambodia, a disaster control spokesman said Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodian girls defy gender barriers to excel in technology
The Cambodian government has begun an initiative aimed at encouraging young women to study science and technology.
— Deutsche Welle


Feature photo John Le Fevre


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