Cambodia Morning News For October 2

Cambodia Morning News For October 2
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s famed Angkor earns nearly 76 mln USD in 9 months
Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia’s Angkor archeological park hit 75.7 million U.S. dollars in the first nine months of 2017, up 70 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a press release on Sunday.

Cambodia ‘Searching for New Export Markets’ in Case of U.S. Sanctions
ambodia’s foreign ministry is not concerned by visa restrictions imposed on senior officials by the Trump administration, an official has said.
VOA Cambodia

Cambodia falls further behind in competitiveness
Cambodia slid further down the rankings of global competitiveness on this year’s Global Competitiveness Report, which showed the Kingdom dropping five notches on the annual index to hold its position as the second least competitive country in Asean after Laos.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian farmers use Facebook to sell genetically-modified pigs
A very shocking footage of impressively-large and muscled pigs has been released on social media early this week and is giving animal-rights defenders a lot to talk about. The videos were taken by Cambodian farmers, which are supposedly located in the Banteay Meanchey province of the country, and then uploaded on Facebook.
Gears of Biz

Business Insider: Bringing cards to a realm of cash
In just 15 years, Chinese financial services firm UnionPay has grown into an international giant, overtaking Visa and Mastercard as the world’s largest payment cards platform by total credit and debit cards issued. The Post’s Kali Kotoski spoke with Vincent Ling, deputy general manager of UnionPay International Southeast Asia, about the company’s performance in Cambodia, where cash remains king.
The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Manith, officials and pro-government journalists promoted
The premier’s son Hun Manith and a slew of officials, journalists and others linked to the government or ruling party were given promotions on Friday.
The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian opposition party faces threat of being dissolved
A royalist political party aligned with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Sunday it was filing a lawsuit to demand the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party after its leader was charged with treason.
Daily Mail Online

Fear driving Cambodian opposition MPs abroad, party says
Around half the opposition members of Cambodia’s parliament have left the country in fear of a crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, a deputy party leader said.
Daily Times

Cambodia: Garment & textile industry minimum wage negotiations begin; workers ask for USD176.25 monthly while employers bargain for USD161
Three minimum wage figures for workers in the garment and textile industry were…tabled by each party of the tripartite technical working group of the government’s Labour Advisory Committee.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Leaked CPP memo tells officials to utilise civic leaders for party propaganda
Ruling party officials in Tbong Khmum have been asked to recruit local civic leaders, including educators and clergymen, to disseminate propaganda and attack the “enemy”, a continuation of a recent trend that has seen the CPP attempt to strengthen its internal structures following unprecedented losses in local polls and ahead of crucial elections in 2018.
The Phnom Penh Post

Parkersburg resident helps purify water, and spirits, during trip to Cambodia
When is a missionary in Cambodia, not really a missionary but a geologist?
—The Parkersburg News and Sentinel


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