Cambodia Morning News For June 26

Cambodia Morning News For June 26

Cambodia morning newsCambodian PM unveils new seaport terminal
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen inaugurated a multipurpose terminal in the state-run Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) on Monday after three-and-a-half years of construction.
— Xinhua

Top Generals From Cambodia, Thailand Meet to Discuss Border Security
General Thanchaiyan Srisuwa was appointed to the position in September and this was his first official visit to Cambodia since assuming the role.
— VOA Cambodia

Over $1B collected in tax revenue
The Cambodian government collected more than $1 billion in tax revenue in the first five months of the year, an increase of more than 12 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a monthly report from the General Department of Taxation (GDT) released on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Visa transactions up 30 percent
Visa Inc, the world’s leader in digital payments, experienced strong growth in Cambodia in 2017 with the number of Visa cards in the country increasing by 65 percent compared to the previous year.
— Khmer Times

Surrogacy network leaders charged
Five suspects arrested during a raid on an illegal surrogacy business last week were yesterday charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court under the anti-human trafficking law.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Builds Biggest Ever Data Centre Via International Deal
Cambodia is in bad need of digital expansion while all around it is already going in the right direction.
— Data Economy

Agencies: Fee may deter hiring Cambodians
Although Cambodia has lifted its moratorium to send domestic helpers to Malaysia, its proposed plan to impose a US$300 (RM1,204) fee has drawn protest from Malay­sian maid agencies.
— The Star Online

Recovering Ranariddh appeals for people to vote in July 29 elections
Prince Norodom Ranariddh appealed to all Cambodians to vote in the July 29 national elections and not listen to members of the court-dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) boycott call.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US and EU bolster threat of sanctions before Cambodian elections
As Cambodia tilts ever further toward Beijing, looming western sanctions are making many of its leaders, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, nervous.
— Nikkie Asian Review (paywall)

Project to boost conservation
The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong aimed at improving management and environmental conservation of the area.
— Khmer Times

OTK Royal One 68-Storey Twin Tower Starts Its Sales: Condominiums, Residences, and Malls
OTK Royal One, a subsidiary of Royal Group of Oknha Kith Meng, started its sales of condominiums, residences and shopping malls in the 68-storey commercial twin tower in central Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

CNRP Lawmakers Not Allowed to Visit Banned Party’s Political Prisoners
Five former lawmakers from Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) were barred by authorities on Monday from visiting 15 jailed political prisoners from the party, they told RFA’s Khmer Service.
— Radio Free Asia

UN Representative Praises Cambodia’s Environmental Management
Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Erik Solheim praised Cambodia’s efforts in environmental management, speaking in a meeting with Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Monday morning at the ministry.
— Fresh News

U.S. House Committee Names Cambodia Among Democracies ‘Under Siege’
The hearing, held on June 14, invited experts to testify as to the health of democratic regimes seen as “backsliding” towards authoritarianism.
— VOA Cambodia

World Cup 2018: PM Hun Sen Wishes Japan to Advance to the 16-Team (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wished Japanese football team to get selected as one of the 16 teams in FIFA World Cup 2018 hosted by Russia, speaking at the inauguration ceremony for the official use of the $74 million Sihanoukville autonomous port multipurpose terminal on Monday.
— Fresh News (video)

US Holdings of Cambodian Debt in Lon Nol Regime Is Dirty, Forcing Cambodia to Buy Bombs and Drop on Her People: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen considered “US holding Cambodian debt in Lon Nol Regime in 1970” a dirty debt that forced Cambodia to buy US bombs and showered on her people, causing countless deaths and injuries of Khmer people, Thinking about it, it was extremely painful for every Cambodian citizen, he said.
— Fresh News (video)

 

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