Cambodia morning news for September 18

Cambodia morning news for September 18

Cambodia morning newsCambodian Political Commentator Hit With New Charges, Goes Into Hiding
A Cambodian political commentator and critic of Hun Sen has been hit with new criminal charges a month after completing a prison sentence for defamation, and has gone into hiding, fearing arrest, sources say.
Radio Free Asia

Launch of Cambodia’s first laptop can inspire future generations, says founder
A team of Cambodian engineers are launching the Kingdom’s first homegrown laptop, and the new product promises to be as affordable as it is high-tech.
Southeast Asia Globe

Phnom Penh’s glut of empty condos and homeless urban poor
In January 2018 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Cambodia and oversaw the signing of 19 new development deals.
AEC News Today

Government hits back at threats to pull EBA, suspend UN seat
The spokesman for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) has said the government is in no way concerned after the European Parliament gave it three months to reverse what it called the “systematic repression of the political opposition”.
Phnom Penh Post

Interior Minister Did Not Interfere with Judicial Institution, Says the Spokesman
Cambodian Interior Spokesman Kheiu Sopheak rejected the opposition publication saying that Interior Minister Sar Kheng was stepping on the court’s affair concerning the bail release of former opposition leader Kem Sokha.
Fresh News

Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital.
Phnom Penh Post

Vinci Airports seeks to diversify Cambodian portfolio
Wary of an overdependence on Chinese markets and airlines, French airports operator Vinci Airports hope to attract more international markets to its fast-growing Cambodian airports.
Air Transport World

Don’t Believe The Latest Rumor About Missing Flight MH370
When a sole individual claims to have cracked a case that has left countless authorities and experts all over the world utterly stumped, they probably haven’t cracked the case.
IFL Science

Former President of Khmer Power Party Calls Radio Free Asia Unprofessional for Not Publishing Its Poll
Former President of Khmer Power Party Sourn Serey Ratha, on Monday, called Radio Free Asia (RFA) Khmer a coward and unprofessional for not daring to publicize its poll.
— Fresh News

Sar Kheng: Sokha requested security
Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Sunday revealed the story behind the transfer of former opposition party leader Kem Sokha from Trapaing Phlong prison in Tbong Khmum province to his house in the capital.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Businesswomen Visit US to Learn From Peers
While women own the majority of businesses in Cambodia, they lack access to finance, training, mentoring, and other information that would allow them to grow their businesses.

UnionPay launches QR code payment service in Cambodia
UnionPay International has partnered with Cambodia MekongBank to roll out QR code payment service for its cardholders in Cambodia.
Sajja News

Are Cambodian political prisoners being released to placate the West?
Many Cambodian political prisoners have been released recently as the EU considers a resolution condemning the country’s slide into authoritarianism.
Deutsche Welle

Cambodia To Enforce Clean Public Toilet Campaign
The Ministry of Tourism announced here last Friday to continue implementing the clean public toilet and litter-free eatery campaign to contribute to further promoting the tourism sector.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

China welcomes consensus between Laos, Cambodia on border issue
China welcomed the consensus reached between Laos and Cambodia on the border issue, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.

Cambodia, Vietnam move to boost border trade
Cambodia and Vietnam have agreed to boost their bilateral trade figures to $5 billion with the acceleration of a border trade agreement following an increase in trade volume between both countries.
Khmer Times

Kingdom leaders eye $5B mark as trade with VN continues rally
The bilateral trade volume between Vietnam and Cambodia continued to grow during the first seven months of this year, prolonging an increase after three years of declines that ended in 2016.
Phnom Penh Post

Deals ‘worth $80M’ signed at China-Asean expo
As the China-Asean Expo drew to a close last week in Nanning, China, many left with the feeling that the Kingdom will forge stronger cooperation with the Asian powerhouse.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Foreign Affairs Ministry Assist 55 Abused Cambodians in China, Malaysia, Vietnam
Cambodian ambassadors to China, Malaysia and the Cambodian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, have assisted 55 Cambodians to repatriate, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC)’s press release on Monday.
Fresh News

Cambodia cabinet 6.0 and Industrial Revolution 4.0
The dust has now settled on speculations of the formation of the 6th Mandate of the Royal Government of Cambodia. Prime Minister Hun Sen has also taken more proactive approaches in engaging international friends to strengthen the legitimacy of his regime.
Khmer Times

Cambodian claims Chinese chess crown
Cambodia’s Heng Chamnan was celebrated by the kingdom’s sporting officials after claiming first prize at the recently concluded 2018 Sichuan Airlines Cup Global Xiangqi tournament in Chengdu, China.
Khmer Times

Lebanon To Send Officials for Exposure at Cambodia’s Mine Clearance Centre
Lebanese Republic will send its competent forces for an exposure at Cambodia’s mine clearance centre, according to local media report.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Government to probe Preah Sihanouk coastal development
The Ministry of Tourism has formed a special committee to investigate a private company’s involvement in a condominium construction on coastal land at Prek Treng beach in Preah Sihanouk province.
Phnom Penh Post

Ghim Li workers block NR4
Approximately 500 workers of Ghim Li (Cambodia) Pte. Ltd. in Pur Senchey gathered outside the factory on Monday (Sept.17) in an effort to block National Road 4. The presence of police and other authorities worsened the traffic situation.
Khmer Times

Gender equality programme rolled out in Kingdom’s north
The first phase of a project aimed at empowering girls and boys aged between 12 and 17 to “learn, share, create and lead efforts to promote social development and gender equality in Cambodia” has been rolled out in Siem Reap, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces.
Phnom Penh Post

Man in Kampong Speu killed after suspect thought he was a sorcerer
The Kampong Speu provincial court on Sunday put a man in pre-trial detention after he was arrested for murdering another man in Phnom Sruoch district’s Trengtra Yoeng commune on Friday.
Phnom Penh Post

Supreme Court rejects RFA pair’s complaint
The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal to nullify the detention of two former Radio Free Asia reporters who were charged with espionage for allegedly sending reports to the United States.
Khmer Times

New funds to boost malaria endgame
While other forms of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever are in the media limelight, malaria remains the predominant killer disease, the head of the Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative said at the World Economic Forum in Vietnam last week.
Khmer Times

Kingdom to host regional swim meet
Cambodia has been given the rights to host the 43rd South East Asian Age Group Swimming Championships in 2019.
Khmer Times


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