Cambodia Morning News For December 26

Cambodia Morning News For December 26

Cambodia morning newsAnti-Corruption Unit head claims officials ‘could not’ stop PM in-law’s cockfighting ring
Anti-Corruption Unit head Om Yentieng suggested his agency was unable to investigate apparent widespread bribe-taking among officials in relation to two large cockfighting rings owned by a relative of Hun Sen, insinuating there were no grounds for an inquiry despite reams of evidence to the contrary.
— The Phnom Penh Post

How democracy died in Cambodia
Premier Hun Sen sated his autocratic tendencies in 2017 by dissolving the opposition, but his nation’s political future is still wholly undecided.
— Asia Times

Cambodia’s citric acid exports prompt investigation in Europe
The European Commission has announced it is investigating the potential laundering of Chinese shipments of citric acid through Cambodia, allowing Chinese manufacturers to flout export restrictions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Continues to Support FUNCINPEC Party
Prince Norodom Ranariddh, President of FUNCINPEC Party, said that China will continue to provide assistance to FUNCINPEC.
— Fresh News

Agriculture Ministry to ink $50 million mango pact
The Agriculture Ministry is set to sign a mango export investment deal with a Chinese firm worth up to $50 million, the second such deal in the country, Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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EU provides 3.3 mln USD to group in Cambodia for forest resources protection
The European Union (EU) on Monday provided 3.3 million U.S. dollars to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Cambodia) for a project supporting the sustainable management of the rich forest resources in northeastern Cambodia’s Mondulkiri province.
— Xinhua

Cambodia and new Bangkok screens in the picture for IMAX
MAJOR CINEPLEX Group, which holds an exclusive licence for operating IMAX screens in Thailand and Cambodia, yesterday announced new development projects for 2018 with Major Cineplex Group’s seventh IMAX cinema in Thailand and the first IMAX in Cambodia.
— The Nation

Cambodia Airports sees 14% rise in passengers
Cambodia Airports marked 8 million passengers passing through its three airports in the country, an increase of about 14 percent compared to last year, at a ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

2017 marks major milestones in Sino-Cambodian tourism ties
The year of 2017 has marked a significant milestone in Cambodia-China tourism relations as China became the biggest source of foreign tourists to Cambodia after it overtook Vietnam in the first quarter of the year, said Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon.
— Daily Times

Kingdom votes against resolution on Myanmar
Cambodia voted against a United Nations General Assembly resolution on Sunday urging Myanmar to end a military campaign against the Rohingya ethnic minority and calling for the appointment of a UN special envoy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Landmine/UXO casualties in Cambodia down 34 pct this year
Cambodia has seen 51 landmine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) casualties in the first eleven months of 2017, a 34-percent decline from 77 casualties over the same period last year, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) said on Monday.
— Xinhua


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