Cambodia Morning News For March 27

Cambodia Morning News For March 27
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Government to help abattoir stay out of the red
The company behind Cambodia’s first industrial slaughterhouse has refuted
local media reports that claimed the government intends to shut down the
company, insisting that remarks made by the minister of agriculture last week
were taken out of context.
The Phnom Penh Post

Café Amazon branching out
Café Amazon, the coffee shop brand of Thai oil giant PTT, has become one of the fastest-growing chains in Cambodia since arriving four years ago, with new outlets opening both inside PTT petrol stations and as franchised stand-alone shops.
The Phnom Penh Post

World Heritage Status, Tourists Threaten Angkor Preservation
The global recognition given to the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap—and other sites around the world that receive U.N. world heritage status—does as much to damage as it does to preserve the historical gem, according to a new research paper.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Government, CNRP to Meet, Discuss Legitimacy of Sokha
Representatives of the Interior Ministry and opposition CNRP are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss the government’s allegations that the CNRP’s election of a new president and three vice presidents earlier this month violated the party’s internal rules.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Cambodia’s LGBT community struggles for identity
Sou Sotheavy has been sitting for barely 30 minutes when she lights a third cigarette, apparently unconcerned about the recent heart problems she has suffered.
Nikkei Asian Review

11 endangered wild elephants rescued from mud in Cambodia
Eleven endangered wild elephants were rescued in Cambodia on Saturday, four days after getting stuck in a 3-meter-deep mud hole, officials said.
ABC News

Suspect Given Life for Kem Ley Murder Amid Criticism Over ‘Charade’ Trial
The alleged killer of political commentator Kem Ley was sentenced to life at a Phnom Penh court on Thursday amid criticism over how the case was conducted.

Report slams CPP for restricting speech, threatening pluralism
Election watchdog Comfrel slammed the ruling party for what it characterised as a pattern of political oppression, corruption and a lack of judicial independence in its annual report, released on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Permit for boiler that exploded at Levi’s supplier, killing one, ‘had expired’
The boiler that exploded at a clothing factory last week killing one woman and injuring seven, including a pregnant employee, had an expired safety permit, the government said yesterday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Commune Election Losers to Keep Salaries, Ruling Party Says
After Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over a closed-door meeting in Phnom Penh on Sunday with local ruling party officials from across the city, a ruling party spokesman said commune officials who lose their seats in upcoming elections would continue to be paid by the party.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Police Chief Moved to Interior Ministry After Corruption Probe
The Kompong Thom police chief at the center of a weekslong corruption probe is being moved to the Interior Ministry’s crime department to take over the job of the man who will replace him, a government official said on Sunday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Vinamilk to take full stake of Angkormilk
Vietnamese state-owned dairy giant Vinamilk intends to spend almost $11 million to buy its Cambodian partner’s entire stake in Angkor Dairy Products Co Ltd, better known as Angkormilk, according to Vietnamese media.
The Phnom Penh Post



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