Cambodia Morning News For April 23

Cambodia Morning News For April 23
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Cambodia morning newsNBC warns against online borrowing
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) yesterday called for citizens to exercise caution when dealing with online and mobile lending companies, as many of these lenders are not authorized by NBC.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2017
— US Department of State

Government reveals new budget reform strategy
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday announced the government’s new strategy for budget reform aimed at enhancing the sound management of public funds.
— Khmer Times

Price of real estate up after CNRP dissolved: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the economic situation of the country looks promising after the dissolution of the opposition CNRP and as the national election nears in July.
— Khmer Times

Report shows China demand will fuel growth of rice exports
Cambodia’s rice production and exports will likely continue to grow this year and next year despite low milling rates, buoyed by strong demand from China, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia needs to seek visa exemption for Hainan
Cambodia will have to apply to China to seek entry into the group of countries that have qualified for the 30-day visa waiver policy in Hainan for tourists, which is currently applicable to 59 countries.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia a key partner for China
Cambodia remains one of China’s key partners for its Belt and Road Initiative, which seeks exchanges of mutual understanding and economic development in partner countries that have steady political atmospheres, economists said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Praises Phnom Penh City Hall for Free Bus to Provinces during New Year
Prime Minister Hun Sen praised and thanked Phnom Penh City Hall and Ganzberg company for providing free bus services to more than 8,835 citizens and workers to their homeland during the Khmer New Year’s from April 12 to April 18, 2018.
— Fresh News

A close look at the garment industry with GMAC’s John Cha
The garment and footwear industry continues to play a pivotal role in Cambodia’s economy, accounting for over 70 percent of exports.
— Khmer Times

CPP Spokesman: Japan and Indonesia Respect Cambodia’s Independence and Sovereignty
Ruling party spokesperson, Sok Eysan, on Saturday, said that Japan and Indonesia had put great efforts in strengthening democracy and the rule of law in the Kingdom on the basis of respect for independence and sovereignty, and non-interferences into Cambodian internal affairs.
— Fresh News

MoI Spokesman Sends Open Letter to RFA, Claims the Radio Is Ignorant
Minister of Interior (MoI) spokesman Khieu Sopheak issued an open letter on Sunday addressed to Radio Free Asia (RFA) claiming that RFA is ignorant and misunderstanding.
— Fresh News

Ministry of Interior, CPP officials rise to rank of four-star general
Acting head of state Say Chhum has promoted the Ministry of Interior’s Thong Sam Ath and ruling Cambodian People’s Party Central Committee member Por Pheak to the rank of four-star general in the National Police, following a request by Prime Minister Hun Sen.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties
Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, in cooperation with the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture, China, and Cultural Center in Phnom Penh, organized the 2018 Chinese Cultural Exhibition and Cambodia-China Arts Festival to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries at Chaktomuk Theater on Saturday.
— Fresh News

New marine protected area designated off Kep
A new marine protected area has been established off the coast of Kep province to protect biodiversity and prevent illegal fishing, officials said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Calls on Cambodia to Protect Chinese Citizens
The Chinese government has called on its ally Cambodia to take legal action against Chinese investors who have broken the law, the National Police have said.
— VOA Cambodia


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