Cambodia Morning News For May 2

Cambodia Morning News For May 2
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Emerald’s gold prospects improve
The Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province released its definitive feasibility study (DFS) yesterday, confirming its predictions of 1.14 million ounces in gold reserves while reducing its projected investment costs for extraction.
The Phnom Penh Post

Labour minister praises robust garment sector growth
Cambodia’s minister of labour applauded the strong growth and employment levels for the garment and footwear sector yesterday, though industry representatives noted a slight slowdown due to increased competition from regional players.
The Phnom Penh Post

Forum: Green Business Catching On in Cambodia
Promising energy cost savings and more traction in overseas markets, the concept of “green business” in Cambodia has seen increasing popularity, particularly in the construction sector, attendees at an annual forum said on Thursday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Journalist, Now in US, Will Not Appear in Court, RFA Says
A Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalist summoned to appear in court today over accusations that he falsely identified himself during a prison visit last month has traveled to Washington and will not return to Cambodia, RFA said on Monday.
The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Dismissal of Khmer Rouge Atrocity Charges Sparks Calls for End of Prosecutions
Since the Khmer Rouge tribunal decided to drop all charges against former regime official Im Chaem in February, numerous ex-cadres have come forward to call on the court to dismiss charges they face in upcoming cases.

Veteran Journalist Hopes Photo Exhibition Can Bridge Cambodia’s Generational Divide
A new photo exhibition showing the daily life of Cambodians in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime will help young Cambodians understand the struggles of their parents’ generation, according to its organizer.

Why these extraordinary Cambodian buildings need to be saved
The Independence Monument in Cambodia is a striking sight. Unveiled in 1958 to celebrate the end of French colonial rule five years before, it stands in the heart of capital Phnom Penh and is one of the most famous structures in the country.

Int’l Labor Day broadly celebrated in Cambodia
A series of events were held in Cambodia on Monday to mark the International Labor Day, while garment and footwear workers rallied to demand higher wages.

Russia to pursue gas in Thai-Cambodian shelf
Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom is considering gas production on the continental shelf of Thailand and Cambodia, Russian media reported on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post

China’s Sinosure signs agreement with ministry
The Ministry of Economy and Finance signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese state-funded China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure), according to a release by state-owned AKP on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Taking Baby Home: a Family’s Surrogacy Story
When Nicholas crossed the border to Vietnam with his baby in February, he sat on the opposite side of the bus. To the other passengers heading to Ho Chi Minh City, he was every bit a stranger to the 3-month-old girl a Cambodian woman cradled nearby.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Asean Leaders Join Cambodia in Softening Tone Toward China
Southeast Asian countries on Sunday adopted a more conciliatory stance toward China’s actions in the South China Sea than in previous years, a sign of China’s growing influence in the region amid what Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry described as unclear foreign policy from the U.S.
— The Cambodia Daily (paywall)

Youngest Opposition Commune Candidate to Contest Seat With Senior CPP Incumbent
Chen Sokngeng, 26, is the youngest candidate standing in the forthcoming local elections in June.

Government Video Won’t Stop ‘Color Revolution’ in Cambodia: Student Activist
A ruling-party video linking anti-government protests to destruction caused by the Syrian conflict will not prevent a “color revolution” in Cambodia, a student recently jailed for “incitement” said Monday, urging Prime Minister Hun Sen to instead address the root causes of unrest in the country.
Radio Free Asia

Country Bans Actress From Making New Movies For Being Too Sexy
Who knew that being sexy was a punishable offense? That’s exactly what has happened to Denny Kwan, a 24-year-old actress from Cambodia, who has been banned from any activities in the entertainment industry, which includes acting, karaoke and singing on television for an entire year because she is apparently just too sexy.
— Cinema Blend

Cambodian actress Denny Kwan receives 12-month movie ban because she’s too sexy: Reports
A Cambodian cutie has been banned from appearing in movies because of her sexy sense of style.
Toronto Sun


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