Cambodia Morning News For July 9

Cambodia Morning News For July 9

Cambodia morning newsCambodian political parties begin campaigns for general election
Cambodian political parties launched a three-week campaign on Saturday for the July 29 general election.
— Xinhua

NEC Recognizes over 60,000 National and International Observers, 910 Journalists
The National Election Committee (NEC) welcomed over 65,781 national and international observers for the upcoming 6th National Assembly elections; NEC also issued ID to 910 journalists from 92 media outlets to be the observers, according to the NEC’s report on Sunday.
— Fresh News

EU Officials Embark on ‘Fact-Finding’ Mission to Cambodia to Assess Trade Scheme
The visit aims to determine whether the government’s crackdown against the opposition and civil society should prompt Cambodia’s expulsion from the Everything But Arms scheme.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia-Thailand to Sign Railway Transport Agreement
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia and Thailand will sign a railway transport agreement in the near future.
— Fresh News

Cambodia: 33 women charged in illegal surrogacy ring
A Cambodian court has charged 33 surrogate mothers paid to deliver babies for Chinese couples with cross border human trafficking, an official said.
— VietnamPlus

BRCM puts down $4M for telecoms
Phnom Penh-based private equity investment manager Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM) announced a $4 million investment in the regional telecommunications industry, a statement released on Thursday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand asks firms to quit Angkor Wat branding
The Thai Ministry of Commerce has issued a statement asking exporters from the country to refrain from using Angkor Wat imagery in the branding of their products.
— Khmer Times

Riding high in Pursat to the border with Thailand
National Road 55 has become famous for not only its winding serpentine switchbacks, but also its pristine views of the Kingdom’s forests.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GDP rally at Takeo temple sparks criticism
At least 70 representatives of the Grassroots Democratic Party gathered here on Saturday at Phnom Da Temple to kickoff the party’s three-week election campaign, prompting criticism from rivals.
— Khmer Times

Fishing for renewed respect
Beaten down by back-breaking labour and deprived of their liberty, weary migrant workers are closer to emancipation from sea slavery with the government’s increased efforts to prosecute and convict human…
— Bangkok Post

New partnership promotes vocational training
The Cambodia Garment Training Institute (CGTI) and the National Employment Agency (NEA) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding that will make vocational training more widely available in Cambodia and help build up the local labour force.
— Khmer Times

Strengthen judicial system, eliminate corruption, Funcinpec says
Funcinpec Party pledged to strengthen a judiciary system, eliminate corruption and give back all land lost during land grabbing while it is campaigning in Kampong Cham province.
— Khmer Times

Welsh backpacker seriously ill in Cambodia after mosquito bite
A Welsh backpacker contracted sepsis after being bitten by a mosquito and is seriously ill in Cambodia.
— Wales Online

Three parties launch campaigns in Battambang
Three of the 15 political parties battling for eight seats in Battambang province gathered at weekend rallies to start their election campaigns.
— Khmer Times

Profit margins trend downward at bourse
The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) has shown gradual declines in average net profit margins of its five listed companies over the past three years.
— The Phnom Penh Post

First real estate awards honours industry’s finest
Winners of the first Cambodia Real Estate Awards were revealed Friday during a gala dinner and awards ceremony held at Sofitel Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

 

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