Cambodia Morning News For September 8

Cambodia Morning News For September 8
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Cambodia morning newsCook & Grow: Cambodians Find Biodigesters a Gas
An innovative household biodigester has proved itself to a point where a consortium of international investors has put down $1 million for further expansion in Cambodia and for exploring new markets in other countries.
— AEC News Today

Blocks fall as oil interest dries up
Cambodia’s plan to become an oil-producing nation rests almost entirely on its development of offshore Block A, as depressed global oil prices have discouraged companies from investing in exploration activities and all but two of the Kingdom’s concession licences have been revoked or allowed to expire.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand and Cambodia prepare to open 4 more border crossings
Thailand and Cambodia has agreed at the 3rd Joint Cabinet Retreat in Phnom Penh today (Sept 7) to go ahead with the opening of four more border crossings as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha promised to take a good care of all legal Cambodian migrant workers.
— Thai PBS

Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Opportunity for the U.S. Congress
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Robert Kagan suggested that, in this period of uncertain governance by the White House, Congress should take a much more forceful approach to governing, as it did in the 1860s and, to some extent, in the 1920s.
— Council Foreign Relations

Double tax agreement signed amid Thai visit
Cambodia and Thailand have officially signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) that protects each country’s nationals from dual taxation and aims to encourage bilateral investment and strengthen economic ties.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM bets big with China backing
Its president imprisoned on a charge of treason and its existence under threat, the Cambodia National Rescue Party this week renewed its calls for the international community to step in and stop what’s widely seen as an all out assault on the Kingdom’s democracy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CNRP claims its members are barred from holding meetings
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is further squeezed by Hun Sen administration after the arrest of its leader KemSokha as its members in Kampong Chhnang have been banned from holding meetings, according to The Phnom Penh Post Online on Thursday.
— Thai PBS

Diaspora planning protests
The Cambodian diaspora is gearing up for a week of international anti-government protests in the wake of the surprise arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha, even as the Cambodia National Rescue Party steadfastly refuses to protest their president’s detention on Cambodian soil.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry warns CNRP on Sokha
The Justice Ministry has ordered the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to stop “misinterpreting the law” by arguing that party leader Kem Sokha’s arrest was illegal due to his parliamentary immunity and a lack of evidence, while the National Assembly justified the arrest, claiming he was caught red-handed committing “treason”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prayut visit bears fruit for Kingdom
Cambodia and Thailand agreed to open more border checkpoints, restart a long-delayed railway project and promote cooperation in trade and tourism yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Election Body Gives Overseas Cambodians Two Months to Register to Vote
The national election body has called on Cambodians who live abroad to register ahead of next year’s national election.
— VOA Cambodia

Hun Sen’s Cambodia slides into despotism
In one of the last editions of the Cambodia Daily newspaper, the headline ran as follows: “Descent into outright dictatorship”. It ran above a picture of Cambodia’s main opposition leader being arrested in a midnight raid.
— Financial Times

Cambodia’s homegrown ‘Bamboo Train’ soon to be replaced
With a wooden platform ­jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia’s one-of-a-kind “Bamboo Train” delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside – but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.
— Global Times


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