Cambodia Morning News For May 14

Cambodia Morning News For May 14

Cambodia morning newsCambodia files first charge under new royal insult law
A primary school principal in Cambodia became the first person to be charged under the kingdom’s new lese majeste law on Sunday over a comment he wrote on Facebook, officials said.
— Yahoo News

Price caps on petrol will continue: ministry
The government on Friday reiterated its commitment to continue capping the price of regular gasoline and diesel, arguing that its fuel price ceilings help reduce living costs for the low income segments of the population.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Land of spectacular ruins – Totally Awesome Travel Video
Video travel blogger Benn Tkalcevic has built up quite a following on YouTube due to the spectacular videos of his travels around the world over the past two years, and his latest production, Cambodia – Land of spectacular ruins, is no less awesome than those which precede it.
— AEC News Today (video)

Thousands deported from Thailand in April
Thai authorities deported thousands of illegal Cambodian migrant workers through the Poipet International Border Checkpoint last month in Banteay Meanchey province.
— Khmer Times

41 Political Parties Registered at MoI
At least, 41 political parties that have registered at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), according to the ministry’s list issued on May 11, 2018.
— Fresh News

Fake palm sugar factories closed
Authorities in Takeo province’s Baty district on Saturday shuttered 43 factories producing fake palm sugar following repeated warning to owners to cease production.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia to grow only slighly more than in 2017
THE CAMBODIAN economic growth is projected to accelerate slightly to 6.9 per cent in 2018, compared with 6.8 per cent in 2017, buoyed by a rebound in textile and apparel exports as well as tourism and agriculture, according to a new World Bank report.
— The Nation

Tourist numbers rise by 14 percent in Q1
Tourism Minister Thong Khon announced last week that Cambodia welcomed more than 1.7 million tourists during the first quarter of the year, an increase of 14 percent, which he attributed to the government’s strategy to attract international visitors.
— Khmer Times

Former CNRP Chief Says His Party Will Replicate Malaysia’s Opposition Victory in Cambodia
The former president of Cambodia’s now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has suggested that his party will replicate the success of Malaysia’s opposition, which assumed power this week after voters rejected a ruling party that had governed the country since its independence.
— Radio Free Asia

World’s longest krama close to wrapping up
Weaving of the longest krama is due to finish in the next two months with the traditional Cambodian scarf currently 600 metres long and nearing the length needed to break the Guinness World record.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s first silk research centre: Q&A with Mey Kalyan
Facing vigorous competition from imports, a shortage of skilled labour and a lack of quality silkworms and mulberry trees, the local sericulture industry continues to struggle.
— Khmer Times

How a trip to Cambodia turned into an almost ten year project for this Irish filmmaker
WHEN CHRIS KELLY went on a trip to Cambodian in 2006 he wasn’t expecting to end up spending most of the next decade there filming what would become his documentary A Cambodian Spring.
— The Journal

China agrees on anti-human trafficking cooperation
An action plan to strengthen the prevention of human trafficking to China has been agreed upon between the Cambodian and Chinese governments.
— Khmer Times


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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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