Cambodia Morning News For October 9

Cambodia Morning News For October 9
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Cambodia morning newsBusiness Insider: Bitcoin gets boost with local gateway
Bitcoin has been on a tear lately with the world’s most popular cryptocurrency’s value soaring four-fold since the start of the year. While bitcoin is still poorly understood in Cambodia and only accepted by about a dozen merchants, the development of the country’s first payment gateway could pave the way for its wider use as both a currency and an investment.
The Phnom Penh Post

Central bank marks 38 years since rising from rubble
Cambodia’s banking sector has grown enormously on solid foundations since being rebuilt from scratch in 1979, central bank Governor Chea Chanto said yesterday during an event marking the 38-year anniversary of the re-establishment of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) after the fall of the Khmer Rouge.
The Phnom Penh Post

First They Killed My Father in the running for Oscar nomination
A Cambodian film may have its best chance yet at Oscars recognition, with the country’s submission for Best Foreign Film – Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh’s First They Killed My Father – accepted for consideration.
The Phnom Penh Post

Thai Beverage looks to food expansion in Asean
The target is in line with the group’s “Vision 2020”, which sees an Asean-wide stable and sustainable leader across the food and beverage industries. Initial target consumers are in Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom
The Nation

NEC Facebook hack investigated
The Interior Ministry is investigating how hackers got into the Facebook page of the National Election Committee (NEC) spokesman and controlled it for weeks, preventing the public dissemination of election-related information.
The Phnom Penh Post

n the early hours of Tuesday morning, Mu Sochua, one of three vice presidents of Cambodia’s besieged opposition party, returned to her apartment in a central Phnom Penh neighbourhood a few hundred metres from Independence Monument. She began stuffing her family photos and winter clothes into suitcases. It might be cold in Morocco; it might be a long winter.
South China Morning Post

Analysis: Cambodia’s government learns the art of ‘lawfare’
On Friday, all the pieces fell into place. The Ministry of Interior, a day prior, had primed the media, instructing them on how to report the day’s events. The government’s investigation and filing to the Supreme Court that called for the main opposition party to be dissolved was all done by the book.
The Phnom Penh Post

Court to weigh CNRP’s fate, moving government closer towards killing off its largest political rival
Officials at the Supreme Court yesterday confirmed that the institution will pursue the Ministry of Interior’s motion to dissolve the CNRP, as condemnation began to pour in from the international community.
The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP’s ‘free Sokha’ signs taken down
Opposition officials in Pailin province have caved in to legal threats from provincial authorities, deciding to remove a banner calling for party leader Kem Sokha to be released from prison, while similar banners were subject to similar threats – and even removal – by local ruling party officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Officials arrest 17 as they try to return to Cambodia
Authorities have arrested 17 Cambodians as they were allegedly trying to sneak out of Thailand on Sunday morning. The 17 were seen in a forest zone near the border in Sa Kaew province.
The Nation


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