Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia morning newsCambodia warns against ‘clean finger’ boycott
Cambodia’s ruling party, the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) threatened legal action against a campaign started by opposition members which called for voters to boycott a national election slated to take place in July. The ‘clean finger’ campaign represents a last-ditch effort by the now dissolved opposition party that has slammed the upcoming elections as a sham.
— The Asean Post

China Pledges $100m in Cambodia ‘Military Aid’
China has pledged to give Cambodia an additional $100 million in military aid following a visit to the country this week by Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe.
— VOA Cambodia

Prime Minister to reveal new oil policy next week
With the price of oil in the international market on the rise, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced he will unveil a new policy to deal with the impact of more expensive crude on the 28th of this month.
— Khmer Times

Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident
THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Authorities Warn Unlawful Companies on Crypto Currencies
The National Bank of Cambodia, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia and the General-Commissariat of National Police issued a joint statement warning individuals or companies illegally operating on crypto currencies, according to the press release dated on 11 May 2018.
— Fresh News

Riding buses made easy with new e-payment card
Users of Phnom Penh’s bus network can now pay for their rides electronically, thanks to a new partnership between Phnom Penh’s Autonomous Bus Transportation Authority and Wing Specialized Bank.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Judiciary Routinely Violates Fair Trial Rights: CCHR
Cambodia’s judiciary fails to comply with several fundamental fair trial rights, including the presumption of innocence and whether confessions are obtained under duress, a local NGO said Tuesday, in a report based its observance of a year of criminal cases at the country’s Court of Appeal in the capital Phnom Penh.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia-China Sign $2.5 Million Grant Aid for Demining; Agreements on Education, Infrastructure, and Royal Palace Renovation
Cambodian Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth and Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan, on Tuesday, chaired the signing ceremony of a number of agreements and official grant aid announcement on school buildings and educational supply equipment at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, according to the ministry’s press release.
— Fresh News

Battambang mine raid nets 9,000 kilos of material
IN a joint raid on an illegal mining operation, conducted by the departments of environment, mines and energy, and police in Battambang province’s Phnom Prek district on Sunday, over 9,000 kilograms of raw materials and explosives were confiscated.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Praises Cambodia’s Rapid Development
In the meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday at the Peace Palace, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Yan said that Cambodia is developing rapidly and that every Khmer citizen is also prosperous, according to Eang Sophalleth, personal secretary to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

New venture to invest in local tech startups
OOCTANE Cambodia, a venture capital firm under the umbrella of the Worldbridge Group, announced yesterday the launch of a fund to invest in local and international entrepreneurs in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

MoFA Announces Outcomes of ACMECS and CLMV Summit in Bangkok, Thailand
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation released a 4-page press release on the outcomes of the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS) and the 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (CLMV) from June 15-16, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
— Fresh News

Former Security Guards Hold Protest Over ‘Wrongful Termination’ at US Embassy in Cambodia
Nearly three dozen former security guards for the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia held a protest in front of the mission in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday, saying they were wrongfully terminated over accusations that they had shared child pornography online.
— Radio Free Asia

China-Cambodia Relations Are Stronger and More Vibrant, Says Chinese Defense Minister
Chinese Minister of Defense Wei Fenghe said that the 60th anniversary of Cambodia-China diplomacy reflected strong and vibrant cooperation between the two countries.
— Fresh News

 

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