Cambodia Morning News For May 10

Cambodia Morning News For May 10
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Cambodia morning newsNGOs, Rights Groups Slam Takeover of Cambodia’s ‘Last Independent Paper’
In a statement released on Wednesday, Cambodian civil society organizations slammed the takeover by a government-linked businessman of The Phnom Penh Post, calling the move and the subsequent firings or resignations of large numbers of its staff a “blow to press freedom” in the country.
— Radio Free Asia

Phnom Penh welcomes high-speed public Wi-Fi
Visitors and residents of Phnom Penh can now enjoy free Wi-Fi in selected parks around the city thanks to a project launched yesterday by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Khmer Times

Growing Real Estate Creates More Jobs, says US Ambassador to Cambodia
U.S Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt said that the real estate in Cambodia has grown gradually and that it has attracted more investment and businesses to boost the Kingdom’s economy, speaking on Wednesday at the Grand Opening of the Chem-Dry Cambodia Company, an American-Cambodian company.
— Fresh News

CamGO adding more ‘autorickshaws’ to its Cambodian fleet
CamGO, the company behind the local ride-hailing app, have announced a partnership agreement with Indian motorcycle company TVS Motor that would provide TVS’s King model autorickshaws for use in the Kingdom.
— The Thaiger

Cambodia seeks advice on going digital
In a bid to incorporate private sector input into its strategy to help the country transition to a digital economy, the Ministry of Commerce held yesterday a forum on entrepreneurship in the digital age.
— Khmer Times

U.S Senator Doug Ericksen Learns about Cambodia’s Major Infrastructure Developments
Cambodia’s Minister of Public Work and Transport Sun Chanthol met with U.S Senator Doug Ericksen of the Republican in Washington State on Wednesday at the Ministry.
— Fresh News

New report reveals lack of budgetary info
A report published yesterday by Transparency International Cambodia revealed that the public’s understanding of the national budget is at an all-time low due to a lack of dissemination by relevant government institutions.
Khmer Times

Kingdom’s rice exports drop despite deals
Cambodian rice exports have dramatically declined over the past four months compared to the same period last year, causing significant concern for the rice industry even as plans are in the works to expand exports by thousands of tonnes, according to government officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Bridge deconstruction is fake news: City Hall
City Hall yesterday released a statement urging the public to remain calm after reports were published online on Tuesday saying that unidentified men were dismantling the newly-built Russey Keo district bridge.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Environment Investigates on Wildlife Killings Posted on YouTube (Video Inside)
Photos of a young lady killed and cooked wildlife, some are categorized as rare species, and posted on YouTube went viral.
— Fresh News

U.N. urges Cambodia to free opposition leader, calls detention ‘arbitrary’
A United Nations body has declared arbitrary the detention of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, demanding his immediate release and the award of compensation, as the southeast Asian nation prepares for a general election on July 29.
— Investing

Hun Sen shoots down UN plea for Kem Sokha’s release
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday insisted that former CNRP leader Kem Sokha must remain in jail on treason charges as the UN called for his immediate release.
— Khmer Times

US senator to monitor national election process
US Senator Doug Ericksen yesterday said that he wanted to observe the upcoming national election while meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia up close: Cruise on the Mekong
“Life is not staying still,” Vuthy spoke softly to me, like a kind older brother. “It is moving from one place to the next.”
— Star2

Learning from the ‘most successful’ SEZ
Representatives of Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone yesterday met with a delegation from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, in the country’s southeast, to learn about Shezhen’s transformation from humble port city to one of the world’s biggest production centres.
— Khmer Times

Field notes from “Cambodia’s beating heart”
Nicknamed Cambodia’s “beating heart,” the vast Tonle Sap Lake is Southeast Asia’s largest. Now, the country is trying to stop the loss of its lifeblood: the fish that thrive in these waters.
— Conversation International

China-Cambodia Relations Benefit Many, Likely to Deepen, Chandler Says
David P. Chandler has written six books on the history of Cambodia, along with numerous academic articles.
— VOA Cambodia (video)

14 Poisoned for Drinking Contaminated Water in Mondulkiri
At least 14 people vomited for drinking contaminated water in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima District, northwest of Cambodia, on Wednesday, according to Governor Svay Sam Ang.
— Fresh News

Cambodia displays sports dreams to regional forum delegates
The ambition and sports dreams of Cambodia were on display to delegates at the Olympic Solidarity/Olympic Council of Asia Regional Forum on Monday afternoon.
— Fresh News

 

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