Cambodia Morning News For April 25

Cambodia Morning News For April 25
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Cambodia morning newsThe U.S to Provide GSP Retroactive Refund to Traders
The Ministry of Commerce issued a notice, dated on April 21, 2018 to all the merchants who imported goods into the US market from January 2018 to request a tax refund after the US continued the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which provides duty-free treatment to goods of designated beneficiary countries.
— Fresh News

Cambodia-China Agree to Build Port in Kampot
Try Pheap Group and Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group, on Tuesday, signed agreement on cooperation for the development of port that can accommodate vessels weighted from 10,000 to 30,000 tonnes to dock.
— Fresh News

Freedom of expression online in Cambodia ‘stifled by laws’
Cambodian laws are muzzling online expression, a new regional report launched on Tuesday has found.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US embassy shows off new solar installation
The US embassy in Phnom Penh marked Earth Day last week by introducing to the public its new solar panel installation which will eventually provide 18 percent of its energy needs.
— Khmer Times

US government calls out Cambodian rights abuses
The US State Department has published its annual report on human rights across the globe, describing a year of shrinking freedoms and rights violations in Cambodia, as well as seemingly chronic problems of prison overcrowding and anti-Vietnamese sentiment.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU, US Reluctant to Remove Trade Preferences for Cambodia Garments: Fitch’s BMI
The European Union and the United States appear reluctant to remove preferential trade access for Cambodia’s vital garments sector, Fitch’s BMI research unit said on Tuesday (24/04), despite calls from rights groups for targeted sanctions in the wake of a political crackdown ahead of a July general election.
— Jakarta Globe

Cambodia-China ties solid, reaching high level: PM
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the Cambodia-China ties were solid and were reaching a high level.
— Xinhua

International Fruit Company “Pagoda” to Invest in Cambodia
Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries met with International Fruit Company “Pagoda” to discuss the potential market of agricultural products in China, and to strengthen coordination mechanism between the private and public sector in Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Local firm Arc sees potential in 3D-printing tech
As the white, cube-shaped machine begins to whir at the front of the room, a metal arm can be seen jerking back and forth through the box’s transparent front-facing panel. The robotic mechanism whirs as it works, and onlookers watch as the 3D printer creates a small figurine of a dinosaur out of melted plastic.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam, Cambodia border guard forces boost cooperation
Vietnam’s armed forces and border guards in particular always treasure solidarity, friendship and cooperation with neighbouring countries, including Cambodia, to build borderlines of peace and development, said Deputy Minister of National Defence Sen. Lieut. Gen. Phan Van Giang.
— Nhan Dan Online

Cambodian Journalist Charged With Incitement Flees Amid Crackdown
A Cambodian journalist charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over his election coverage said on Tuesday that has fled the country fearing arrest and has been given refugee asylum status by the U.N. refugee agency.
— VOA Cambodia

Four of Cambodian Opposition Chief Kem Sokha’s Eight Lawyers Resign
Four of eight lawyers working for jailed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha abruptly resigned on Tuesday, telling RFA’s Khmer Service the decision was made at the opposition leader’s request, while vowing to support his party’s quest to restore democracy in the authoritarian Southeast Asian nation.
— Radio Free Asia

‘Mountains and mountains of plastic’: life on Cambodia’s polluted coast
Looking down into the water that lies beneath the ramshackle houses of Sihanouk, Cambodia, it is hard to imagine that the sea is there at all.
— The Guardian

Chinese firm eyes local market
Pagoda, a Chinese fruit retailer, is exploring business opportunities in the kingdom, hoping to invest in the local agriculture sector.
— Khmer Times

Government propaganda film rehashes unsupported claims of ‘terrorism’ plots
The Cambodian government issued an 18-minute propaganda film on Monday, insinuating that political dissidents Sam Serey, Sourn Serey Ratha and Sam Rainsy are “terrorists” working together to overthrow Hun Sen’s regime.
— The Phnom Penh Post

MoD Condemns Facebook Account Sharing Fake News of Army
Defense Ministry Spokesman Chhum Socheat, on Tuesday, condemned random Facebook account for sharing fake news of army that could harm national unity.
— Fresh News

Labour group appeals for Workers’ Day march
The Cambodian Labour Confederation has submitted a request for its members to conduct a march on International Workers’ Day next week in the capital, starting from the Council for the Development of Cambodia near Wat Phnom and ending at the National Assembly.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Shocking story of mass murder behind photos sold for profit as ‘stock’ images
THE woman with her baby stares quietly into the camera, her passive gaze perhaps containing some knowledge of the unspeakable horrors that were about to befall her.


Feature photo Mohd Fazlin Mohd Effendy Ooi


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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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