Cambodia Morning News For March 8

Cambodia Morning News For March 8

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen repeats vow to serve 10 more years, noting ‘it could be more’
In a speech to garment workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen repeated his pledge to serve “not less than” 10 more years, while implying his rule over the Kingdom would extend even beyond that.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreign investment in Cambodia in 2017 up 75%
Cambodia received US$6.3 billion in investment from foreign countries in 2017, an increase of 75% compared to a year earlier.
— Bangkok Post

China’s budget carrier to expand network in Cambodia and other Belt and Road Initiative regions
Spring Airlines, China’s first and largest budget carrier, plans to further consolidate and expand its flight network in the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including Cambodia, as it is seeing increasing traveling demand to those destinations.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Investment Reaches $6.3 Billion in 2017
In 2017, China invested 183 projects in Cambodia amounted to $6.3 billion, an increase of 75%, which was $3.6 billion in 2016, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) at the Cambodia-China Business and Investment Forum 2018 held in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Halal food regulations unveiled
The Commerce Ministry announced a standardised certification process for halal food in Cambodia yesterday, a move that was praised by Muslim religious leaders and food producers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

UN ‘misunderstands’ Cambodia’s human rights reality
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Cambodia does not have proper understanding of the country when it comes to human rights, according to the head of the country’s government rights body.
— Channel NewsAsia

Prominent Radio Station Owner to Return to Politics
Since the CNRP’s dissolution, Sonando said he had changed his mind about leaving politics, as there was not more of an opportunity for smaller opposition parties to win a bigger share of the vote.
— VOA

Cambodia’s ride hailing apps have few women on board
The ride-hailing industry employs thousands of drivers in Cambodia, but a survey of the four largest firms revealed that less than a dozen of those drivers are women, while none of the companies had undertaken specific programs to train or recruit female drivers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interview: ‘Who Wants Cambodia To Be a Province of China?’
Sophal Ear is an associate professor of diplomacy & world affairs at Occidental College in California who has written “Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy” and co-authored “The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resource Quest Is Reshaping the World.”
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia to Host 9th East Asia High-Level Seminar on “Sustainable Cities”
Cambodia will host the 9th East Asia High-Level Seminar (HLS) on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (ESC), to be held on March 8-10, 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, according to Ministry of Environment (MoE)’s press release dated on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

 

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