Cambodia morning news for September 14

Cambodia morning news for September 14
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Cambodia morning newsCambodian NGOs Reject Invitation to Regional Forum on Proposed Lao Dams
A Cambodian coalition of NGOs dedicated to raising public awareness about the risks associated with dams on the Mekong River said Thursday that it will boycott a regional stakeholder forum for two proposed hydropower projects in Laos because its concerns were ignored by the organizing body.
Radio Free Asia

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader
The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the international outcry over his detainment.
Reuters

Sam Rainsy ignores court summons again
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy again failed to appear at Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning over allegations that he insulted the King.
Khmer Times

SingMeng to acquire Digi Cambodia
Cambodia’s SingMeng Telemedia has announced plans to acquire and merge with Digi to create an operator with a range of services including internet, entertainment, voice, and enterprise solutions.
— Telecomasia

Cambodia to Create Crime Task Force Targeting Chinese in Coastal Province
Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng has created a task force to combat crime in the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk after a spate of incidents linked to the dramatic rise in the number of Chinese expatriates in the region.
VOA

Cambodia to withdraw troops as Laos, Cambodia agree on ways to resolve border dispute
Cambodia will withdraw troops from the disputed Laos-Cambodia border area by 5 pm today, Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen announced here yesterday.
— Vietiane Times

Chinese Tourism to Cambodia Surges as Investments Pour in
One destination that is undeniably experiencing a boom in Chinese tourism is Cambodia. In the first seven months of 2018, over 1 million Chinese tourists traveled to the Southeast Asian nation, representing growth of 72.6 percent year-on-year.
Jing Travel

Ricketson’s lawyer seeks pardon
The lawyer of jailed Australian filmmaker James Ricketson today submitted a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen to ask King Norodom Sihamoni to pardon his client.
Khmer Times

Villagers want their promised land
Nearly 60 families in Siem Reap province yesterday gathered in their village to demand authorities speed up a land distribution deal promised by a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Apsara Authority two years ago.
Khmer Times

UN ambassador addresses rights criticism
Ney Sam Ol, Cambodian Ambassador to the United Nations, expressed disappointment on Tuesday in Geneva over a call made by the newly-appointed UNHCR head to release all political prisoners in the country.
Khmer Times

Cambodian Tax Boss Hits Back at Al Jazeera
A series of interviews intended to clear the name of embattled Cambodian tax chief Kong Vibol has raised further questions about his business dealings at home and abroad.
VOA

Woman charged over stash of $15,000 in counterfeit cash
Pursat Provincial Court yesterday charged a woman with fraud and circulating counterfeit money after police found more than $15,000 in fake notes in her house.
Khmer Times

Government proposes $177 minimum wage
The Labour Ministry yesterday proposed that garment workers receive $177.57 per month as their minimum wage for 2019 during a meeting with employers and unions.
Khmer Times

EU parliament’s 13-point vote to decide on possible sanctions
The European Parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a 13-point resolution on Cambodia – which includes a call for the treason charges against bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha to be dropped – a threat that could see the EU enforce a range of sanctions against the Kingdom.
Phnom Penh Post

CLV Leaders Vows to Speed up Triangle Area Development
Leaders of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam (CLV) have pledged to accelerate the development of the Triangle Area.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia, Vietnam Committed to Continue Ensuring Stability and Security along Common Border
Cambodia and Vietnam have been committed to continue protecting peace and ensuring stability and security along the common border in order to turn the border area into a zone of development.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Regional Surveillance Unit Foresees 7.2 Percent Economic Growth in Cambodia
Official regional macroeconomic surveillance team’s assessment foresees 7.2 percent economic growth – better performance compared with last year’s 7 percent – for Cambodia in 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Mekong Countries Hopeful to Become Association of Rice Exporting Countries
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the countries in the Mekong region – Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar – have the potential to become major rice stock and rice exporters in Asia.
Fresh News

Whatever happened to… Cambodia’s homemade electric car
For more than a decade, the homegrown Angkor Car has hinted at a future free from the gas-guzzling SUVs on Cambodia’s crowded streets. But despite a glamorous launch in 2013, the Kingdom’s first electric car seems to have stalled at the starting line.
Southeast Asia Globe

Long Beach Has The Largest Cambodian Population In The U.S., But No Cambodians On The City Council
No Cambodian-American serves as an elected official in Long Beach. Activists for the Cambodian community there — the largest in the nation — want to change that. They’re pushing the city to draw up new council districts that could effectively give them their own representative.
LAist

Angkor Gold’s Koan Nheak Cambodian license shows positive early signs of gold
On August 8, Angkor Gold reported the discovery of a new gold-in-soils anomaly, at their Koan Nheak license in Cambodia. The discovery extends over 700 meters from north to south and up to 300 meters east to west at >10 ppb Au.
Investor Intel

Ian Watson shortlisted for “Operator CXO of the Year Award”
Cellcard has proudly announced that Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson has been officially shortlisted in this year’s Operator CXO of the Year Awards by 5G Asia.
B2B Cambodia

Energy-hungry Cambodia shows no sign of backing down on coal
As Cambodia’s economy goes through a rapid expansion with foreign investments pouring in, the country is turning to polluting coal power to meet growing energy demands, risking the health of the people and the welfare of the environment.
Eco-Business

Developers asked to build greener and smarter at expo
Smart cities are taking centre stage at this year’s Cambuild expo, the biggest construction trade fair in the country, which kicked off yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island Exhibition Centre.
Khmer Times

Man flying to Cambodia to search jungle for MH370 after claiming he has found it on Google Maps
A British tech expert who claims to have located missing airliner MH370 on Google Maps is now heading to a remote jungle in Cambodia in an attempt to locate the wreckage.
Newshub

 

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