Cambodia Morning News For July 12

Cambodia Morning News For July 12
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China’s appetite driving rice export growth as demand continues to outstrip supply
Cambodian rice exports increased marginally during the first half of the year as export companies push to fulfil higher quotas destined for China.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Industry Experts Say Ecotourism Has Potential to Expand
As tourists’ itineraries veer toward nature resorts and jungle trekking, companies and conservationists are considering how they can define, develop and expand ecotourism and coastal tourism in Cambodia.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia PM Hun Sen’s absence prompts questions
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has cancelled his attendance at official events and remained out of the country for days, prompting speculation he is receiving medical treatment in Singapore.
The Sydney Morning Herald 

Naga profits hit jackpot again
NagaCorp’s winning streak shows no signs of letting up, with the Hong Kong-listed casino operator posting another impressive half-year result, reporting profits up more than 20 percent year-on-year during the first six months of 2017 on a surge in VIP rollings and visits to its main gaming floor.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Surrogacy, Organ Trafficking at Top of Agenda
A half-year meeting of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking on Tuesday raised surrogacy and organ trafficking as the two foremost concerns for the year, an official said.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

International Law Firm Sees Market for Second Citizenship
A Canadian law firm with offices around the world and plans to set up shop in Phnom Penh within the year is hoping it’s a second passport to the West.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia Bans Exports of Two Types of Sand From Koh Kong
Cambodia’s government has permanently banned exports of sand for construction and sand mud from Koh Kong province amid impact concerns, but an environmental group on Tuesday urged it to end the export of all types of sand and demanded greater transparency for the industry’s practices.
Radio Free Asia 

Cambodia Remembers Murdered Government Critic as Elections Loom
A chorus of critics ranging from legal and media watchdogs to human rights activists are demanding an independent and credible investigation into the murder of Kem Ley, the Cambodian political commentator gunned down in broad daylight a year ago today.
The Diplomat 

Koh Kong sand exports permanently banned after volume discrepancies
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has permanently banned sand exports from Koh Kong province – eight months after it imposed a temporary ban following controversy over large discrepancies found in sand export figures to Singapore.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Migrant Workers Overwhelm Passport Center
On a narrow side street on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Tuesday, cars and tuk-tuks crept slowly along as hordes of pedestrians and motorbikes blocked their paths. Food carts and steady streams of customers lined the road.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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