Cambodia Morning News For May 15

Cambodia Morning News For May 15

Cambodia morning newsNEC Closes Registration: 20 Parties Registered
Dim Sovannarom, spokesman of National Election Committee (NEC), announced to officially close the registration of the political party for the National Assembly 6th mandate election on Monday.
— Fresh News

NBC signs new agreement to tackle financial crimes
The National Bank of Cambodia’s Financial Intelligence Unit signed a memorandum of understanding last week with the Ministry of Commerce’s General Directorate of Trade Support Service on combatting terrorism financing and money laundering by enhancing the exchange of information.
— Khmer Times

Vietnamese group to invest $1 billion in Cambodia
Vietnam-based company FLC Group will invest $1 billion in a number of projects in the local agriculture, tourism and aviation sectors, the Minister of Agriculture announced last week.
— Khmer Times

Petrol price cap to go up in May
The price cap of retail gasoline in Cambodia will increase for 10 days this month, according to a Ministry of Commerce announcement which cited fluctuations in the international market as the cause.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Agricultural mapping project to be expanded nationwide
With agricultural mapping still in its infancy in the Kingdom, authorities have announced that their programme to boost yields through the use of spatial information technology will be extended to the whole country, an endeavour that will take at least three years to complete.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia capital construction contract commences
Upgrade work is now underway on a key section of National Road No3 in Cambodia. The 134km stretch connects Kamput with Bek Kus and the work will cost US$200 million.
— World Highways

Southeast Asian Lawmakers Decry Buyout of Last Independent Daily, Media Crackdown in Cambodia
Southeast Asian lawmakers have expressed “grave concern” over the buyout of The Phnom Penh Post, the last remaining independent newspaper in Cambodia, by a Malaysian investor with reported ties to Prime Minister Hun Sen, amid a wider crackdown on media freedoms in the country.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute: Geopolitical Flashpoint or Playing Politics?
Cambodia’s usually low-key dispute over an unmarked stretch of its remote 540-km long border with northern neighbour Laos made international headlines last August when long-time Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a stern six-day ultimatum for Laotian troops to withdraw from the disputed region or face a forceful military response.
— Geopolitical Monitor

Prak Sokhonn meeting to boost Vietnam ties
Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn is to co-chair the 16th Meeting of the Cambodia-Vietnam Joint Commission on Economic, Cultural and Scientific-Technological Cooperation with the Vietnamese Foreign Minister on Thursday in Hanoi.
— Khmer Times

The former Khmer Rouge commander who still leads Cambodia is again stoking anti-American sentiment
The United States has been busy in Cambodia these past few months, if Hun Sen’s government is to be believed. Between trying to overthrow the government and secretly backing the now-dissolved opposition party, it has been supporting journalists who report “fake news” and spy for Washington.
— The Washington Post

Cambodia to be mine-free by 2025
The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority yesterday said Cambodia will be mine-free by 2025, noting that the country has made significant progress in reducing mine-related casualties over the past 25 years.
— Khmer Times

Few Cambodian Parties Sign Up to Contest July General Elections Amid Opposition Crackdown
Only four political parties have now officially registered with Cambodia’s National Election Committee to contest elections scheduled for July, with government authorities granting five days beyond Monday’s deadline to allow 16 others to complete required paperwork.
— Radio Free Asia

Siem Reap-Bagan air link deal delayed
A deal to establish the first direct flight connecting the Unesco-listed cities of Siem Reap in Cambodia and Bagan in Myanmar has been delayed due to discrepancies regarding a stopover in Bangkok.
— Khmer Times

NGO offers help for internet addicts
Often children today don’t get as much exercise as they used to. Technology such as computers, smartphones and television can pull them away from outdoor activity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Maybank’s ‘Ramadan Relief’ reaches 1,600 Cambodian families
A total of RM225,000 ($57,000) in aid has been distributed this year in the form of aid packages to 1.600 families across Cambodia through Maybank’s Ramadan Relief programme, according to a bank representative.
— Khmer Times

Police Deports 70 Chinese for Illegal Settlement and Gaming
Department of Investigation of Ministry of Interior, on Monday, deported 70 Chinese, allegedly charged of illegal settlement and online gaming.
— Fresh News

NGOs: Free jailed RFA reporters
International and national NGOs have marked the six-month anniversary of the arrest of two former Radio Free Asia journalists by asking the courts to free them immediately.
— Khmer Times


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