Cambodia Morning News For October 23

Cambodia Morning News For October 23

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Snatches World Record From Indonesia
An event to foster entrepreneurship in Cambodia has seen the Southeast Asian kingdom wrest the world record for the largest practical business seminar away from Indonesia.
— AEC News Today

Kris says oil field tapped by 2020
Singapore’s KrisEnergy, the operator of Cambodia’s offshore Block A in the Gulf of Thailand, announced on Friday that in 24 months the Kingdom will be an oil producing nation after the firm made its final investment decision that day for extraction in the Apsara oil field.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC lashes out at US comments
Government demining bodies have reacted to a United States Embassy statement on US-made chemical weapons uncovered in Svay Rieng, accusing the embassy of distorting facts and evading responsibility for its wartime legacy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese migrants could be on borrowed time in Cambodia
The Cambodian government is threatening to deport any “newcomers” unable to produce correct and legal documentation.
— Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia plans to begin exporting ‘chicken egg’ bananas
In a bid to promote local agricultural products, the government has unveiled plans to begin exporting chicken egg bananas to overseas markets.
— Fresh Plaza

Defiant Cambodia Daily is down but not out
Like strongmen everywhere, including the increasingly embattled one in the U.S. White House, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen distrusts the media. Earlier this year, Hun Sen spoke approvingly of President Donald Trump’s hostility toward the “anarchic” press and warned journalists in his own country not to threaten its hard-won “peace and stability” ahead of a general election in 2018.
— The Japan Times

Australia strengthens ties with Cambodia as Sweden ‘reconsiders engagement’
Australia will begin holding regular high-level talks with senior members of the Cambodian Government, despite other countries rethinking their engagement with the increasingly authoritarian kingdom.
— ABC Online

Cambodia has failed to take advantage of its inherent potential
For most of its history, Cambodia has failed its people. Except for the Angkorian period which ended in the 1400s, Cambodia has failed to earn respect from and be an equal partner with its peers in Southeast Asia. Why?
— Asia Times

Cambodia Arrests 41 Foreigners for Telecoms Scams
Cambodia has arrested 41 foreign suspects in five nationalities on suspicion of operating a telecoms scam to extort money from victims in China, Saturday (10/21/2017), an immigration police official said.
— Netral News

Cambodian PM promises to keep positions for defected opposition commune councilors
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Sunday promised to keep the same positions for any opposition commune councilors who defect to his ruling party before the opposition party is dissolved, government-aligned media Fresh News reported.
— Xinhua

PM Hun Sen: Once Dissolved, CNRP Members Will Receive the Same Position if Joining the CPP
Prime Minister Hun Sen, president of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that if Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is dissolved under the charge of “committing treason”, CNRP’s commune chiefs could retain the same position if they agree to join the CPP.
— Fresh News

Business Insider: Agro Ministry wants to keep it local
In a move to support the growth of domestic farming, the government in June of 2016 launched its $20 million Boosting Food production programme.
— The Phnom Penh Post

IP law specialist sets up shop in the capital
Rouse, a UK-based intellectual property (IP) consultancy firm, opened its first dedicated office in Phnom Penh earlier this week to offer strategic portfolio management reviews, handle IP disputes and support enforcement services for large US and European law firms operating in the region, as well as new clients that have a presence in the Kingdom, the company said in a press release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Feature photo World Bank Photo Collection/Chhor Sokunthea
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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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