Cambodia morning news for April 17

Cambodia morning news for April 17

Cambodia morning news

What Will It Take for Cambodia to Actually Strike Oil and Gas?
A new set of international companies are optimistic about Cambodia’s nascent oil and gas industry, but they are investing in an extractive business that has proven costly and yielded only delays, not yet profit.
— The Diplomat

The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia
Every morning at 6:30, the boys and girls of the Little Angels orphanage in Cambodia get to work, sitting at wooden tables set up in front of the entrance to ensure that passing tourists can’t miss them.
— Spiegel

Interview: 2nd BRI forum to bring closer cooperation for all participating countries: Cambodian minister
The upcoming second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will bring closer cooperation among all participating countries, says a Cambodian minister.
— Xinhua

The street food you adore, but given a refined twist
There is no shortage of street food vendors scattered across Phnom Penh, but what is far rarer is finding a place that also has comfortable seating, good hygiene and parking.
— Eleven Myanmar

New Year Angel Brings Rains to Pursat
The new year Angel brought plenty of rain with her in Pursat Province. Beteen 3:12 to 4:00 pm, while people throughout the country were burning incense for New Year’s Angel Year 2563, Tuong Tevy, a massive downpour managed to break the heat of 39 degrees Celsius.
— Cambodia News English

PM lauds Sangranta coordinators
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday, via a Facebook post on April 15, praised the authorities who’d organized the Sangranta (Maha Sangran, the first of the three-day KNY).
— Khmer Times

More Arrests Over Cambodia-Vietnam Drug Smuggling
Three more suspects have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City for being involved in an illicit ring that smuggles drugs from Cambodia into Vietnam, following the apprehension of two members in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Saturday.
— Cambodia News English

KNY traffic report
The National Police’s Traffic Police and Public Order Department reported today (April 16) that 82 traffic accidents occurred in the Kingdom from April 13 to 15.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s small Church announces 294 baptisms on Easter night
On Easter night, Cambodia’s Catholic community will celebrate the baptism of 294 people: 154 in the capital Phnom Penh, 80 in Battambang and 60 in Kampong Cham (capitals of their respective homonymous provinces), said Mgr Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler, apostolic vicar of Phnom Penh, on the occasion of the Chrism Mass celebrated on 9 April (pictures).
— Asia News

A new post for Pa Socheatvong
The former Phnom Penh governor and CPP lawmaker, Pa Socheatvong, was appointed as advisor to the Prime Minister barely a month after resigning from the National Assembly.
— Khmer Times


This morning’s Cambodia Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Sankranta Chhnam Thmei celebrations. We wish all of our Khmer readers a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year.


Feature photo Khmer New Year


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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