Cambodia Morning News For November 1

Cambodia Morning News For November 1
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia expecting influx of Chinese investment
Cambodia should expect a massive influx of Chinese investment and development assistance given its geopolitical importance to Beijing and its favoured status under China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, policymakers claimed yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia plans to close all unofficial border crossings
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has renewed his demand that officials close all unauthorised entry points to Cambodia to prevent human and drug trafficking and other transnational crimes.
— Bangkok Post

Defying threat of sanctions, Cambodia calls on military to crush opposition
Cambodia’s defence minister has vowed to destroy an alleged “colour revolution”, while shrugging off the looming threat of international sanctions against the Hun Sen administration for its crackdown on the opposition.
— The Nation

Four DTAs to be sent to assembly for approval
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet on Friday vowed to submit its four current double taxation agreements (DTAs) to the National Assembly for legislative approval, according to state-run news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse (AKP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia targets 2 mln Chinese tourists by 2020: minister
Cambodia aims to double the number of Chinese tourists coming to the Southeast Asian country to 2 million by 2020, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

High hopes for potatoes in Cambodia
With the first large harvest of potatoes in Cambodia expected next year, months of research in the highlands of Mondulkiri province show the country’s soil and climate are well-suited for growing certain varieties.
— PotatoPro

Arbitration centre ends its first two resolutions
The National Commercial Arbitration Centre (NCAC) has officially completed its first two cases with final awards being issued by the tribunal, according to a press release issued yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Information Plans to Shut Down Foreign Commercial Broadcasts Next Year
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith plans to stop broadcasting foreign commercials next year to encourage more domestic commercial broadcasts.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Loses Appeal For Release
Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by opposition leader Kem Sokha to be freed from jail, upholding a Sept. 26 decision by an appeals court and leaving him to face trial on charges of conspiring with the U.S. to overthrow the ruling Cambodian People’s Party.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia To Host First Miss World Pageant Next Month
Cambodia will host the Miss World pageant, with participations of Miss World from 65 countries from November 1 to 17, 2017, at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Center in Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodia beer signs ad deal with Man City FC
The logo for Cambodia Beer will now scroll across advertising boards for matches played by Manchester City FC after the brewery behind the local beverage giant signed a commercial deal with one of the England’s top Premier League football clubs.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Airline Launches First Hong Kong-Siem Reap Flight with 100 Passengers
Cambodia Angkor Air Airlines launched its first direct flight from Hong Kong to Siem Reap on Sunday with around 100 passengers.
— Fresh News

Fire and ice: Drug stash destroyed in Stung Treng
Anti-drug police officials yesterday burned more than 40 kilograms of confiscated drugs in Stung Treng province, including methamphetamine and heroin.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Student group suspended for ‘violating law on NGOs’
A student group was suspended by the Ministry of Interior yesterday for a series of violations of the Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organisations (Lango), including the highly controversial Article 24, which requires organisations to remain “politically neutral”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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