Cambodia Morning News For June 5

Cambodia Morning News For June 5

Cambodia morning newsCambodia to monitor online news ahead of July election
Cambodia will monitor and control online news content intended to cause “instability”, an official notice said on Monday, the government’s latest move to control information ahead of a general election in July.
— Reuters

Election worries not hurting real estate
Despite the July 29 national elections having drawn criticism at home and abroad, Cambodia’s property market seems immune to a potential downturn as land sales continue to rise and new projects keep changing the Kingdom’s skyline.
— The Phnom Penh Post

5 free maps of Cambodia
A set of maps of Cambodia may be useful to detail ideas or projects for your website or blog, or to create your own maps.
— Asean Up

MoI and NEC Appeal for Authorities to Facilitate the Election Campaign
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the National Election Commission (NEC) issued a joint statement on Monday for authorities at all levels to facilitate political parties to ensure the free, fair, and just election.
— Fresh News

Expressway construction to begin this year
Construction of Cambodia’s first-ever expressway, linking Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk province, is expected to start this year, with the government now developing a compensation plan for people affected by the project.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly OKs mining law amendments
The National Assembly on Thursday approved amendments to Cambodia’s mining laws by revising 11 articles, in a move that would give officials the power to hand out fines or punishments instead of sending all disputes to court.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan plans biomass energy project for Cambodia
A Japan-led project for the local agriculture sector now under discussion aims to recycle rice husks to generate power in a bid to reduce the environmental footprint of the industry and provide additional revenue streams for agricultural communities.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Govn’t Funds an Additional $186 to Each Pregnant Women (Video inside)
Presiding over the celebration of the 11th Anniversary of Cambodian Veterans on Monday at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the new mandate of the Royal Government of Cambodia will fund $186 for each pregnant women, effective from mid-2019.
— Fresh News

Ministry issues new requirements for exporters of live cattle
The Ministry of Agriculture this week issued a new set of requirements for cattle traders which aims to up quality standards in the livestock industry, prevent diseases and boost trade with other nations.
— Khmer Times

MoI in lead as Games set for colourful close
With nearly 700 medals, 209 of them gold with as many silver, awarded in the ongoing 2nd National Games involving 27 disciplines, the Ministry of Interior has almost doubled its gold count over nearest rivals Phnom Penh as Olympic Stadium gears up for Monday’s grand closing ceremony that will showcase the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand warns of possible ban on Cambodian cassava
Thailand said it is considering imposing a ban on imports of Cambodian cassava following reports that the cassava mosaic virus has been found in local crops, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT).
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Prioritizes Veterans’ Housing, Calls on Supports from Private Sector (Video inside)
Presiding over the celebration of the 11th Anniversary of Cambodian Veterans on Monday at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the housing for veterans is a priority.
— Fresh News (video)

Sihanoukville to host food safety expo
With concerns over food safety running high in the Kingdom, authorities in Sihanoukville have announced plans for an event that will showcase the province’s range of healthy, chemical-free food options.
— Khmer Times

In rush to electrify, Cambodia stirs the living and dead
Families in Cambodia have refused a government offer to move them to a newly-built village to make way for hydropower dams.
— Eco-Business

Riding the Rails: Phnom Penh’s Airport Train Is a Milestone for Cambodia
Roth Puthy doesn’t have a plane ticket or a suitcase. Nor does she intend on catching a flight. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, she boarded Cambodia’s new airport shuttle train anyway — just for fun.
— Time

 

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