Cambodia Morning News For June 7

Cambodia Morning News For June 7

Cambodia morning newsMinister talks sky train plan as Grab signs initiative with UN
The minister of public works and transport confirmed on Tuesday that a Japanese-funded sky train project in the capital is moving forward, with the feasibility study expected to be completed this year or next.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Royal Message Is Real; Rainsy Says It’s Fake
Royal Palace Senior Official in charge of general affairs Kuy Sophal confirmed Wednesday that the Royal Message: “Urging People to Go to Vote” is genuine.
— Fresh News

NEC dismisses CPJ’s ethics code criticism
The National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday rejected accusations from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based NGO, that the media code of ethics journalists are expected to abide by during the election season would negatively impact the credibility of the July 29 polls.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Thailand Agree to Accelerate the Opening of Three International Border Gates
Cambodia and Thailand agreed to speed up the official opening of the three new international border gates after both countries established in 2017, according to Chum Sounry, spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFA).
— Fresh News

PM lauds efforts to rid ‘ghost’ workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the government had cut “tens of thousands” of dummy names from the armed forces payroll as part of a major administrative overhaul.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Solar company plans subsidiary in Cambodia
SolarHome, a Singapore-based solar energy company, plans to enter the Cambodian market this year, introducing the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) model for off-grid households in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Australia told ‘butt out’ of Cambodia election
CAMBODIA has given a strong warning to Australia not to interfere in national elections next month despite calls that the ballot should not be registered.
— News.com.au

Thai Ambassador Applauds Cambodian Energy Sector
Panyarak Poolthup, Thai Ambassador to Cambodia, highly appreciated the growth of Cambodia’s energy sector during the meeting with Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Wednesday at the Ministry.
— Fresh News

Eurocham to hold tax forum tomorrow in Siem Reap
Eurocham Cambodia will hold tomorrow in Siem Reap the third iteration of its prestigious tax forum.
— Khmer Times

NBC makes call for research papers ahead of conference
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced that their next annual macroeconomic conference, due to take place in December, will focus on the topic of expanding the country’s key drivers of growth.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Urges Workers to Safeguard Peace and Current Employments (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on and encouraged all workers to jointly safeguard peace and political stability for national development, addressing to 22,470 workers from eight factories in Kampong Cham Province on Wednesday.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodia and EAEU fortify ties, consider FTA
Cambodian officials pleaded last week with representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to include more Cambodian products into the bloc’s joint tariff scheme during a high level diplomatic meeting in Moscow.
— Khmer Times

Climate change to slash Cambodia’s productivity: report
Even if current levels of spending on climate change adaptation are maintained, rising temperatures in the Kingdom will continue to impact economic performance, reducing the country’s GDP by almost 10 percent by the year 2050, a report released Tuesday has found.
— Khmer Times

Chinese national held for wearing RCAF uniform in Preah Sihanouk
A 45-year-old Chinese national was detained on Tuesday and lectured after a Facebook post showing him sporting a brigadier general Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) uniform went viral. The incident happened in Preah Sihanouk province, according to the National Military Police spokesman, Eng Hy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A New Digital Iron Curtain in Cambodia?
Cambodia’s love affair with smart phones, the Internet, and online publications has been intense.
— The Diplomat

In Cambodia, stalled Chinese casino resort embodies Silk Road secrecy
The Dara Sakor Seashore Resort seems a long way off the new Silk Road that China is building to connect Asia with Europe.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia says only one refugee from Nauru remains
Cambodia’s Interior Ministry says only one refugee from Nauru remains in the country after resettling there under a deal with Australia.
— Reliefweb

Ravez given leadership award at Singapore gala
The chief operating officer at Cambodia’s Quantum Endorphine Digital has been named as Entrepreneur of the Year by Campaign Asia in its prestigious Women Leading Change awards, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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