Cambodia Morning News For July 18

Cambodia Morning News For July 18
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Cambodia morning newsGovernment to tap emergency rice fund to help corn farmers
The government will use the untapped funds of an emergency rice loan package to support struggling corn farmers who have protested the low market prices for their crop this season, state officials said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Australian in Cambodia surrogacy case ‘lost everything’
An Australian woman charged with providing commercial surrogacy services in Cambodia has told a court she has “lost everything” since her arrest eight months ago and is suffering from cancer.
Bangkok Post 

Fourth held in Thailand weapons case
Thai police have arrested a fourth suspect in the weapons smuggling case linked to a Cambodian immigration officer, according to Thai media, while a senior Cambodian Defence Ministry official said yesterday that any suggestions that the weapons came from Cambodia’s military arsenal had been ruled out.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cops from Hunan and Cambodia bust sextortion gang
Police in Central China’s Hunan Province collaborated with their Cambodian counterparts to bust a 74-member Chinese gang that persuaded over 800 people in China to engage in video sex chats and then blackmailed them for cash.
Global Times

Cambodia arrests Chinese telecoms scam suspects
Twenty-nine Chinese nationals were arrested in Cambodia on Monday on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to defraud victims in China, police said, and will be deported next week.
Bangkok Post 

White Building Demolition Begins as Holdouts Move Out
Two excavators turned bricks to rubble with ease on Monday as walls jutting out from the ground floor of Phnom Penh’s dilapidated White Building slowly tumbled to the ground.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Embassy in Malaysia Lacks Funds to Send Workers Home
An official at the Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said on Monday that with more Cambodians seeking support and refuge amid a labor crackdown by Malaysian authorities, the embassy’s budget was not enough to pay to bring them home.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Hooters remains firm on opening in capital
The local franchise holder of Hooters, the American restaurant chain known for its all-female wait staff clad in tight tank tops and orange shorts, confirmed yesterday that work would resume on its first Cambodian branch, dispelling rumours that the company had pulled the plug on the project.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Waters Rising in Sesan Dam Villages as Holdouts Sit Tight
Rescuers armed with speed boats and emergency supplies have been deployed to two Stung Treng province villages where residents remain despite expected flooding as the country’s largest hydropower dam undergoes testing.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

A sign of the times: CNRP begins removing placards featuring Rainsy
The CNRP has begun replacing its signage around the nation with new boards that display only the party’s rising sun logo, officials said yesterday, a change necessitated by amendments banning the use of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s image that are expected to pass the Senate today.
The Phnom Penh Post

New composition highlights resilience of the Cambodian people
Memories of the Khmer Rouge and its victims run deep in Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia, a new musical composition by two of Cambodia’s preeminent artists: critically acclaimed composer Him Sophy and internationally decorated filmmaker Rithy Panh.
The Phnom Penh Post 

Another Streaming Service Enters VOD Market to Cut Piracy
Cambodia’s leading film distributor officially released its own paid video-on-demand app just one day after Sabay’s launch of its legal streaming video service made specially for a Cambodian audience.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)


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