Cambodia Morning News For August 10

Cambodia Morning News For August 10

Cambodia morning newsAgencies to send maids to Hong Kong
The Cambodian government has selected six agencies to facilitate sending domestic workers to Hong Kong – with one saying they will begin sending maids by the end of the year – though rights groups yesterday warned of potential exploitation and abuses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry Vows to Stop Illegal Thai Border Crossings
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that 100 to 200 Cambodians illegally cross the border with Thailand every day, well under an estimate from a U.N. agency that puts the figure at 3,000 to 4,000.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Exports to US bounce back on revised GSP
Exports to the US saw a modest rebound during the first half of the year, benefitting in part from new trade privileges that allow Cambodian-made travel goods to enter the world’s biggest consumer market duty-free, a Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) representative said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Urges Patience in Making Asean, N Korea Statements
During Asean’s 50-year anniversary, the Cambodian government encouraged members of the regional bloc to exercise patience in drafting statements against North Korean missile use in order to minimize regional tensions, Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said at a briefing following his return from Manila.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Rice Sector Receives $38 Million in Aid from Government
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) provided $38 million to support Cambodia’s rice sector, divided into two parts.
— Fresh News

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AirAsia Launches Flights From Sihanoukville to SE Asian Hub
Sihanoukville’s modest international airport has welcomed the first of four weekly AirAsia jets from its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, the third country to connect a flight to Cambodia’s coastal city.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Phnom Penh Plans to Clear Shops From Streets, Sidewalks
City Hall’s latest plan to solve its traffic and pedestrian woes involves forcibly removing food carts, shake shacks, petrol stands and other small businesses operating on city streets and sidewalks.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia to receive $5 mln support from NZ
New Zealand is to provide $5 million to Cambodia to support the sustainable development of horticulture over a five-year period, New Zealand’s foreign minister Gerry Brownlee announced on Monday.
— Fresh Plaza

Water utility signs deal for plant facelift
The capital’s listed water utility, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), signed a construction deal yesterday with France’s Vinci Constructions Grands Projects to renovate the Chamkarmon Water Treatment Plan and enlarge its water production capacity from 20,000 cubic metres per day to 52,000 cubic metres.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Indigenous Groups Call for Respect, Land Titles on UN Day
Indigenous groups across the country urged the government to do more to respect their rights and protect their land on Wednesday as they gathered to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Sokhonn defends position on South China Sea
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday defended the government’s stance on the disputed South China Sea, saying Cambodia had acted in an “independent and neutral” manner at the recent Asean Foreign Ministers meeting in Manila, despite accusations that the Kingdom had helped water down a communiqué addressing China’s territorial ambitions in contested waters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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