Cambodia Morning News For May 28

Cambodia Morning News For May 28

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Hun Sen Slams Cabinet Member For Contradicting Official Line on Poisoning Deaths
Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen blasted a member of his cabinet on Friday for saying that cyanide run-off from Chinese-operated gold mines had caused the deaths of villagers recently poisoned by local water sources.
— Radio Free Asia

Council of Ministers approves two new energy projects
The Council of Ministers approved on Friday two new energy projects.
— Khmer Times

British man beaten by 10 Chinese in Cambodia for having ‘Taiwan’ tattooed on his forehead
A British man was savagely beaten by nearly a dozen Chinese men in a small city in Cambodia when they discovered he had “Taiwan” tattooed on his forehead and he refused to recognize their claim that the country is part of China.
— Taiwan News

Government urged to move fast on draft organic food law
The private sector has called on the government to speed up enacting the organic food law, which is currently languishing in the draft stage. Having the law, it said, will provide product recognition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China grants millions for mine clearance
China has provided a $2.5 million grant to the government to support the demining activities of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre.
— Khmer Times

NSSF registering urged for construction sector
A construction worker in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district was killed on Wednesday after a wall where he was working collapsed, local news has reported.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Exposition highlights design products
More than 150 national and global architecture and design companies gathered on Koh Pich in Phnom Penh on Thursday to kick-off a three-day Architect and Decor Expo which will showcase their products and services, said its organiser, ICVeX Co.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fines loom for smoking in public
The Ministry of Health will soon start fining people who smoke in public places, with double penalties for locations such as restaurants and hotels.
— Khmer Times

Curtain to go up on glittering 2nd National Games opening
After a series of dress rehearsals over the past few days, the curtain goes up on the biggest multi-discipline event the Kingdom has yet staged at a glittering opening ceremony to be presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany at the iconic Olympic Stadium on Friday evening.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Expanding the Cambodian stock market: Q&A with CSX’s Jong Weon Ha
Since launching in 2011, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) has attracted just five companies; three state-owned enterprises – Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and Sihanoukville Autonomous Port – as well as two private-owned – Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone and Grand Twins International.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Hopes Cambodia to Become Tourist Destination As Luxury Stuff Avails (Video inside)
Speaking at the Grand Opening ceremony of Vattanac Capital on Saturday evening, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that this modern commercial building will be able to make Cambodia a tourist destination, where tourists can buy luxurious goods.
— Fresh News (video)

Exchange Square has its official opening
After nearly a year of operations, Exchange Square – the $100 million, 39,700-square-metre development by Hongkong Land – had its official launch on Thursday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Encourages Cambodian Tycoons to Buy Helicopters to Ease Work and Rescue People (Video inside)
Speaking at the Grand Opening ceremony of Vattanac Capital on Saturday evening, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged Cambodian tycoons to buy helicopters to ease work and rescue people in distant provinces.
— Fresh News (video)

Singapore students hurt after bus accident in Cambodia
A bus with a group of about 30 Millennia Institute (MI) students met with a traffic accident in Cambodia yesterday.
— The New Paper

 

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