Cambodia Morning News For March 19

Cambodia Morning News For March 19

Cambodia morning news

Australia grants Cambodia $67 million aid
The Australian government has agreed to grant AU$ 87 million (US$67.7 million to Cambodia to promote its development in 2018.
— The Manila Times

Cambodia-China Joint Army Drill Kicks Off, As US Military Relations Cool
Hundreds of soldiers begin a 15-day joint exercise involving live-fire rocket launches, mock tank battles and anti-terrorism training, while Cambodia snubbed a planned U.S. joint exercise.
— VOA

Heavy rains washing out local salt industry in Kep, Kampot
Cambodia’s salt producers are suffering from a catastrophic harvest season that is likely to deplete their reserves and threaten the industry’s future prospects, according to leaders of the country’s largest salt federation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rebuffed cryptocurrency company Entapay claims support from RCAF
The strange saga of cryptocurrency company Entapay falsely claiming the endorsement of the Cambodian government continued yesterday when the firm issued a press release alleging that it had the support of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) – a claim denied by military officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hundreds Protest Cambodia PM Hun Sen in Sydney Ahead of ASEAN Summit
More than 300 Cambodian-Australians gathered in Sydney on Friday to protest Prime Minister Hun Sen’s human rights record as the Cambodian leader prepared for a special summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to be held over the weekend.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s economy remains positive with expected growth at 7 pct in 2018: IMF
Cambodia’s near-term economic outlook remains positive with gross domestic product (GDP) growth expected at around 7 percent in 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a press release on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Court rejects former RFA reporters’ bail bid after US senators call for pair’s release
Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected bail for two former Radio Free Asia journalists accused in November of espionage in a widely criticised press freedom case, the day after a group of US senators called for the pair’s release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Asks Cambodians in Australia to Support Cambodian Agricultural Products (Video inside)
Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen asked Cambodians to support and buy Cambodian agricultural products that were brought to sell in Australia.
— Fresh News (video)

Scholars, Experts on Cambodia to Attend Asian Studies Conference in Washington
Prominent scholars and experts on Cambodia are among hundreds of Asia specialists to gather here on March 22.
— VOA

 

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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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