Cambodia Morning News For September 7

Cambodia Morning News For September 7
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Cambodia morning newsHun Sen vows 10 more years in office
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen vowed on Wednesday to stay in office for another decade following the dramatic arrest of the country’s main opposition leader for treason.
— The Manila Times

Cambodia, China sign MoU over trademarks
Cambodia inked a memorandum of understanding with China yesterday that aims at providing better facilities for trademark and brand registration in both countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fearless Newspaper’s Closure Marks Declaration of Post-Truth Era in Cambodia
Every weekday morning since she opened her roadside newsstand in the mid-1990s, Sreymom* would take a delivery of the pint-sized Cambodia Daily. But this Monday morning was different.
— VOA Cambodia

MBI launches initiative to boost agro sector
The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) launched a new agritech accelerator programme in Siem Reap yesterday that aims to harness entrepreneurship and technology to transform the region’s agricultural industry into a leading global food supplier, according to a press release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam, Cambodia beef up cooperation in search of soldier remains
The consensus was reached at the 16th meeting of the Special Working Committees of the Vietnamese and Cambodian Governments held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6.
— VietnamNet

Pestech to list its local subsidiary next year
Malaysian power infrastructure provider Pestech International plans to list its wholly owned Cambodian subsidiary next year in a bid to raise a cash equivalent of $18 million to expand its presence in the Indo-China region, according to Japanese media reports.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government says reports of GM crops in Cambodia are ungrounded
The government has denied the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the agricultural sector amid persistent reports that some local farmers may already be cultivating genetically engineered “hybrid” seeds, warning that countries could restrict or ban the import of Cambodian agricultural products if use of the biotechnology is confirmed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM heaps praise on Fresh News
Prime Minister Hun Sen made glowing overtures to government mouthpiece Fresh News yesterday, claiming it was a news service on par with 150-year-old stalwarts Reuters and the Associated Press.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sokha’s lawyers slam lack of representation
Lawyers for jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha were up in arms yesterday after he was questioned by Phnom Penh Investigating Judge Ky Rithy without his representation present, with Rithy confirming prosecutors’ charge of treason and ordering the Cambodia National Rescue Party president to remain in detention.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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