Cambodia Morning News For July 6

Cambodia Morning News For July 6

Cambodia morning newsEU Launches Fact Finding Mission to Assess Cambodia’s Rights Compliance
The European Union on Thursday launched a week-long fact-finding mission to assess Cambodia’s compliance with its human rights obligations as dictated by a tariff-free export scheme the country benefits from when sending goods to EU countries.
— Radio Free Asia

No HRW report probe: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government would not investigate allegations made by US-based Human Rights Watch that 12 top military and police leaders had committed human rights abuses.
— Khmer Times

Land prices in central Phnom Penh stay level amid rise in the suburbs
Land prices in the central neighbourhoods of the capital remained unchanged in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, a research report from Phnom Penh’s Key Real Estate Co Ltd said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Garment workers pressured to vote in looming Cambodia elections
With Cambodia’s national elections fast approaching, garment workers who had largely backed the opposition in the last poll say they are being coerced to vote and face hostility if they abstain, as the ruling party tries to paint the ballot as democratic.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Reducing the digital divide with free Wi-Fi at schools
Telecom Cambodia aims to enhance access to the internet for students across the nation with a recently launched programme that seeks to equip high schools in the provinces with modern equipment, including free Wi-Fi.
— Khmer Times

ADB promoting renewables in US$90 million loan to Cambodian agribusiness
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$90 million loan to help Cambodia strengthen climate resilience and modernize the agriculture sector, including the promotion of renewable energy.
— PV Tech

Organic programme on track to yield 5,000 tonnes of produce in 2018
A programme launched last year to boost agricultural production in eight key provinces is expected to produce more than 5,000 tonnes of chemical-free vegetables in 2018, twice as much as last year’s production, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
— Khmer Times

Kampot pepper yields to drop
Production of Kampot pepper, the first Cambodian product to obtain geographical indication status, is expected to drop this year due to heavy rains throughout the year, according to producer associations.
— Khmer Times

Kingdom ranks second for FDI from VN
The Kingdom ranked second in the first half of the year for overseas Vietnamese investments, receiving about $32 million of the total $263 million outflow from the eastern neighbour.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Aviation training programme winds up
The project to build a civil aviation centre in Phnom Penh, a programme funded by the Korean government, officially came to an end yesterday, with Cambodians taking over instructor positions that were being held by Korean aviation professionals.
— Khmer Times

Average net profit margin at CSX in decline
The average net profit margin at the Cambodia Securities Exchange declined by more than two percentage points last year, which CSX says should not worry investors since companies listed at the local stock exchange are still performing well.
— Khmer Times

No Alcohols during Election, PM Hun Sen Warns (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that selling and drinking alcoholic beverages have been prohibited for the upcoming 6th mandate national election.
— Fresh News (video)

PM Hun Sen Urges Workers to Prevent HIV/AIDS (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told garment workers to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, addressing to 30,000 workers from 25 factories in Kandal Province’s — Ang Snoul distric.
— Fresh News (video)

Celebrating Cambodia-Japan friendship
Cambodia and Japan maintained close ties for 65 years – bridging differences in languages, traditions, religions and beliefs.
— Khmer Times

The European Commission backs up EU’s demands
The European Commission (EC) has reiterated the European Union’s (EU) demand for the immediate release of opposition leader Kem Sokha and called on Cambodia to take the necessary measures to ensure that the court-dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) be swiftly reversed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Asian demand for cement destroys stunning cliffs in Cambodia – pulverised for their limestone
Across the continent, a construction boom is driving record demand for a core constituent of cement – limestone – resulting in the utter destruction of unique and fragile ecosystems
— South China Morning Post

Two firms on CSX to pay out dividends
Two companies listed on the Cambodia stock market announced earlier this week that they will declare shareholder dividends later this month, a Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX) filing shows.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to Commemorate Anniversary of Inscriptions of Preah Vihear Temple and Sambo Prei Kuk in Mid-July
The Royal Government of Cambodia will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inscriptions of Preah Vihear Temple and 1st anniversary of Sambor Prei Kuk temple as World Heritage Sites on 15 July 2018 at the National Olympic Stadium Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News


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