Cambodia Morning News For June 6

Cambodia Morning News For June 6

Cambodia morning newsKing Calls on Cambodians to Vote in the July’s Election
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, called on all citizens to exercise their free rights by voting in the National Assembly 6th mandate election, which will be held on July 29, 2018, according to the royal letter dated on May 18, 2018.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Court Rejects Opposition Leader’s Fourth Appeal For Bail From Pre-Trial Detention
Cambodia’s Appeal Court on Tuesday refused bail to opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha, who has been held in pre-trial detention since September on charges of treason widely dismissed as politically motivated ahead of next month’s general election.
— Radio Free Asia

‘We’re going to be blind’: how Cambodia defeated its free press
Critics and human rights groups decry the end of an era of press freedom in Cambodia as the nation’s last independent newspaper is sold to the owner of a Malaysian “covert PR” firm, leaving Cambodians who once relied on a free press worrying that they’re now “going to be blind”
— Southeast Asia globe

Official Data Shows Fewer Women Running for Office in Cambodia
Two relatively new political parties have registered a majority of women candidates for the upcoming general election.
— VOA Cambodia

GDP slams vote boycott calls
Leaders from the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have hit out at civil society leaders and members of the court-dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) for calling on citizens to boycott the July 29 national elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CSX set to launch mobile trading platform
The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) announced on Monday that it will launch an online trading platform on June 25, which will allow investors to buy and sell using their smartphones.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Uses Technology to Eliminate Corruption, PM Hun Sen Says (Video inside)
Presiding over the graduation ceremony of students from Royal School of Administration on Tuesday morning, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the use of technologies, especially in banking system and public services, has reduced corruption in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

N.A Announces to Hold 10th Plenary Session to Approve Three Draft Laws
The General Secretariat of the National Assembly (N.A) announced on Tuesday that the N.A will hold its 10th plenary session of the 5th legistature on June 7, 2018 to review and approve three draft laws proposed by the Royal Government of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen: World Trade War is about to Erupt
Presiding over the graduation ceremony of students from Royal School of Administration on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that Cambodia pays close attention to the state of the world trade war that might happen, as U.S. increases tariffs on aluminum and steel.
— Fresh News (video)

PM vows to stay on as premier to quash traitors
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated that he will rule the country for ten more years, noting that he must do so to ensure the elimination of a treasonous group determined to undermine the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

UNDP and Grab to help fight traffic congestion
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ride-hailing app Grab are partnering up to tackle traffic woes in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

Observers say croc rearing sector must mature further
The price of baby crocodiles this year has risen almost 30 percent from last, driven by high demand from Vietnam, with government officials warning that selling live crocodiles can incur losses for farmers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Travel fair to be held in capital next month
A new fair organised by the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) will be held in the capital next month to promote local tourism destinations and products.
— Khmer Times

ICC-Angkor Succeeds in Angkor’s Safeguarding and Development
Speaking at the 2-day 30th technical meeting at Apsara Authority, Siem Reap from June 5 to 6, 2018, co-chairman of the International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC-Angkor) Guillaun Narjollet said that the safeguarding and development of Angkor Archaeological Park has been successful.
— Fresh News

Khmer Krom mark handover to Vietnam
The Cambodian Kampuchea Krom community, monks and around 700 people on Monday marked the 69th anniversary of the loss of Lower Cambodia to Vietnam. They appealed to all Cambodians, especially the leaders of political parties, to jointly protect the nation’s territories.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia: So little, yet so much for people with disabilities
Of Cambodia’s total population, close to 150,000 people are said to be living with disabilities.
— Reliefweb

 

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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