Cambodia morning news for September 11

Cambodia morning news for September 11

Cambodia morning newsMRC urged to settle dam issues
Twenty civil society organisations in Cambodia have called on the Mekong River Commission to delay a regional forum to discuss the building of the Pak Lay hydropower dam in Laos.
Khmer Times

Chinese tourists to Cambodia exceed 1 mln in 7 months, up 72.6 pct
Almost 1.1 million Chinese tourists had visited Cambodia in the first seven months of 2018, up 72.6 percent over the same period last year, said Cambodian Tourism Ministry’s latest report released Monday.
Xinhua

Students say exam results do not add up
Nearly 100 students gathered at the Education Ministry yesterday to protest the results of the national exam, particularly their results in mathematics.
Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Arrives China for CAEXPO 2018
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his delegation have landed China for the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO 2018) that will take place in Nanning, Guangxi from 12-15 September 2018.
Fresh News

Blockchain to help rice farmers
A pilot project in Cambodia may help small-scale organic rice farmers get better deals for their produce. Using blockchain technology, the project connects a large network of people in the supply chain and hopes to ensure everyone gets a fair share of the deal made.
The ASEAN Post

Cambodia’s ex-opposition leader freed awaiting treason trial
The leader of Cambodia’s now dissolved opposition party was freed on highly restrictive bail Monday after being jailed for a year on a treason charge, the latest government opponent to be released since Prime Minister Hun Sen’s landslide election victory.
Associated Press

Kem Sokha released on bail, but freedom restricted to four blocks
Former opposition leader Kem Sokha was released on bail yesterday, but will enjoy limited freedom after the court restricted his movement to a four-block radius around his Phnom Penh home and banned him from meeting any ex-CNRP officials or individuals seemingly linked to his treason case.
Khmer Times

Official: Silk Centre A Model Of Innovation In Development
This year’s celebrations for United Nations Day will be held at the silk research centre of the Royal University of Phnom Penh, with an unnamed UN representative saying local silk is a symbol of innovation in tackling development goals, according to a university official.
B2B Cambodia

CDC Grants License to Four New Factories in Cambodia with an Investment of $22M
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved four new factories in Cambodia with a total investment of more than $22 million.
Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Expresses Condolences to President of Swiss Confederation
On behalf of the Royal Government and the people of Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a letter of condolence to the president of Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, expressing his deepest grief of the passing of Dr. Beat Richner, the founder of Kantha Bopha Hospitals in Cambodia, on 9 September 2018.
Fresh News

China Provides Scholarship to 22 Cambodian Students
China has awarded scholarship to 22 Cambodian students to study in Hainan province, the People’s Republic of China.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

King, Queen-Mother Depart for Routine Medical Checkup in China
His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, and Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk left here this morning for a routine medical checkup in China.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Koh Kong families call on firm to resolve decades-old row
Three families that have held out for fair compensation from a Chinese-owned company in a decade-old land dispute in Koh Kong province urged the firm on Sunday to provide a speedy solution.
Phnom Penh Post

PM: Leaders age like wine
Defending the fact that the leadership has remained largely the same in the sixth mandate of the government, Prime Minister Hun Sen said reforms were more about improving job efficiencies.
Phnom Penh Post

Clearing the air over corruption allegations
Kong Vibol, director general of the General Department of Taxation, sat down with Khmer Times editors recently to discuss allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against him by Al Jazeera.
Khmer Times

Minimum wage figure due Friday
Meetings being held at the Labour Ministry to discuss an increase in minimum wage for garment workers in 2019 have yet to yield results , but a figure is expected on Friday, an official said yesterday.
Khmer Times

Chinese Money Is Driving One of Asia’s Fastest Property Booms
Cambodia’s capital may be experiencing one of the world’s fastest property booms — thanks to Chinese builders and buyers.
Bloomberg

 

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