Cambodia Morning News For August 29

Cambodia Morning News For August 29
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Cambodia morning newsNUS Study: Cambodia Deforestation Increases Child Health Issues
A team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that the loss of dense forest in Cambodia is associated with higher risk of diarrhea, acute respiratory infection, and fever in children.
— AEC News Today

Shuttered Cambodia Radio Stations Appeal to Government For Reinstatement
Five of nearly 20 independent Cambodian radio stations shuttered last week after airing programs critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government appealed to the Ministry of Information on Monday for permission to reopen, pledging to follow the terms of their licensing agreements.
— Radio Free Asia

Government lays out three-year plan for $5.4B public investment
Cambodia will need to spend about $5.4 billion on public investment over the next three years to maintain its economic growth while reducing poverty, according to a draft outline of the government’s three-year programme for public investment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government confirms foreigners will need work permits for long-term visas
An Immigration Department official yesterday confirmed that foreigners requesting a long-term extension of their business visas would need to produce a work permit, with implementation of the rule starting September 4.
— The Phnom Penh Post

RFA, VOA Broadcasts Booted Out of Cambodia’s Provinces
All radio stations carrying Radio Free Asia (RFA) and Voice of America (VOA) outside of Phnom Penh have been closed by the Information Ministry, spokesmen for the outlets said, as owners of the shuttered stations petitioned the ministry on Monday for a reprieve.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Factories encouraged to invest more in tech
The industry body for Cambodia’s garment manufacturers urged local factory owners to invest in the latest technology and machinery to increase efficiency and become more competitive as the country shifts to higher value-added manufacturing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Daily calls government action ‘assault’ on the press
The Cambodia Daily yesterday said it was under “siege” and continued to call the government’s targeting of the newspaper an attack on press freedom, as five radio station owners that had been ordered to shut shop attempted to resume their services.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Commercial arbitration body settles its first two cases
The National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) has settled its first two cases, marking the first time in Cambodia for commercial disputes to be resolved using an independent arbitration panel instead of the country’s court system.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Water Authority Set to Reimburse Users For Miscalculated Bills
The Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority on Monday promised to reimburse customers for recent water bills calculated on old higher prices, hours after Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered an investigation into inflated bills.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

CNRP’s Inaction Over Media Pressure a Strategic Gamble
The country’s largest opposition party—and the only serious challenge to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s grip on power—doesn’t know what to do next.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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