Cambodia Morning News For November 2

Cambodia Morning News For November 2
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Cambodia morning newsWorld Bank puts Kingdom lower in Doing Business report
For the second year in a row, Cambodia has slipped further down the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Garment sector torn over wage hike
Both the hike in the garment industry minimum wage and the recent political deterioration, perceived as a threat to the future of democracy in Cambodia, have received mixed responses from international businesses operating in the Kingdom’s lucrative garment sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post

TOP NEWS: Prime Minister Hun Sen Buys Koh Kong Bridge for Cambodians to Cross
On the occassion of Water Festival, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday that the Royal Government has bought Koh Kong Bridge from Ly Yong Phat Company for people to travel free of charge.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s Angkor sees tourist, revenue surge in first 10 months
Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park received 1.94 million foreign visitors during the first 10 months of 2017, up 12 percent compared to the same period last year, an official statement said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Relocation site for Sesan villagers flooded
A resettlement site for residents evicted from a now-flooded area near the Lower Sesan II Dam is itself facing inundation, with 15 hectares of crops destroyed and 300 metres of a newly built road already submerged.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreigner ad ban mulled
Cambodia’s Information Ministry is planning to ban commercials starring foreign actors, officials said, though local advertisement companies were optimistic yesterday that such a move wouldn’t hurt their businesses.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister Orders Police to Maintain Safety and Order for Citizens During the Water Festival
Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered, on Wednesday, the police to maintain the safety and public order for people during the celebration of the Water Festival.
— Fresh News

CASA Meridian Residence is the first international-class serviced residence in the capital and economic hub? Phnom Penh.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Is Cambodia’s plan to reintroduce tigers doomed to fail?
In 1999, Cambodia had, by some estimates, the world’s second-highest tiger population.
— Mongabay

Vietnam builds library, meeting hall for Cambodian army
The Royal Cambodian Army held a ceremony in Phnom Penh on November 1 to inaugurate a library and a meeting hall built for the army’s special parachute brigade 911 with the financial assistance of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence.
— VietnamPlus

Cambodia Deports 61 Scam Suspects Including Taiwanese to Beijing
On October 28, the Cambodian authorities deported 61 internet scam suspects, including 19 Taiwanese, to China. The news has been widely broadcast in Chinese state media.
— The Diplomat

European Parliament lawmakers threaten Cambodia aid and trade over crackdown
A European Parliament delegation warned on Tuesday that Cambodia could face EU action over aid and vital trade preferences if the human rights situation worsened further.
— Times of Oman

Cambodian carriers choose AAT for Hong Kong handling
JC (Cambodia) International Airlines has launched direct services from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to Hong Kong and appointed Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) as its terminal operator there.
— Aircargo News

Timber bust in Ratanakkiri guesthouse
At least 2 cubic metres of luxury-grade timber were discovered on Monday at a Ratanakkiri province guesthouse belonging to a district deputy traffic police chief, who pinned the blame on a renter, according to a court official.
— 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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