Cambodia Morning News For April 26

Cambodia Morning News For April 26
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Cambodia morning newsRubber exports grow slightly as prices fall
Exports of rubber rose moderately during the first three months of the year, as the market for the commodity continues to be hampered by unstable prices.
— Khmer Times

Public lot on riverside eyed for major project
Plans appear to be in the works to develop a central stretch of prime riverfront real estate currently owned by a state-run enterprise into a sprawling commercial development, according to sources involved with the landowner, though key government officials professed to be in the dark as to the nature of the deal.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New party announced, date set for registration
Political parties will have 15 days to register for July’s national elections beginning on Monday next week, while a new party founded by the son of a veteran opposition politician announced on Wednesday it will compete.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New cassava factory to operate at full capacity next month
Ratanakkiri’s first cassava-processing plant will operate at full capacity starting next month, producing 300 tonnes of cassava products per day.
— Khmer Times

Rights groups call for election intervention
Asian pro-democracy and human rights groups have called on Asean member states to intervene to reverse Cambodia’s “severe deterioration” into political instability, adding it was not too late to reinstate the opposition and hold legitimate elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: Booming of Chinese People in the Kingdom Is Not a Concern
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that the alarming number of Chinese people in Cambodia is not a concern and he urged people not to negatively perceive their presences.
— Fresh News (video)

Myanmar, Cambodia See Further Declines in Press Freedoms: Report
Despite two years of rule by a reform-minded political party, the National League for Democracy, the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar continues to see a drop in press freedoms, with a six-point drop in ranking over the last year in an annual survey released on Wednesday by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Dolphin Population in Mekong River Increasing
AKP Phnom Penh, April 25, 2018 – The number of Irrawaddy dolphins in Cambodia’s stretch of the Mekong River was estimated to be between 80 and 106 in 2017-2018, according to scientific calculation by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Chinese firm ‘Pagoda’ eyes Cambodian export market
Chinese fruit retailer ‘Pagoda’ is exploring business opportunities in the kingdom of Cambodia, hoping to invest in the local agriculture sector.
— Fresh Plaza

W Australia rolls out carpet for Cambodian business migrants
A dramatic breakthrough for the Cambodian business community happened on April 21 when the Western Australian State Nominations Officer attended a one-day seminar in Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel, organized by Australian Migration Agents Pty Ltd (AMA).
— Khmer Times

Cracker maker Kameda Seika to set up joint venture in Cambodia
Japanese rice cracker maker Kameda Seika will set up a joint venture in Cambodia, in an effort to ship products to the U.S. and other countries. The company aims to cash in on the Southeast Asian country’s quality rice and stable workforce.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Kremlin promises to train police, worrying observers
The Russian government has promised to train Cambodia’s National Police in combating terrorism and cybercrime, a partnership that analysts suggest could lead to an increase in oppressive tactics.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Swiftly Reduces Poverty
Cambodia has been considered as one of the most progressive countries in reducing poverty, according to a statement of the Ministry of Economy and Finance dated on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

China-funded university launched in East Cambodia
China-funded University of Kracheh was inaugurated here on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

A mission to vaccinate: Cambodian health workers’ efforts to reach every child
Most weekday mornings, you’ll find Vorn Vannak at the health centre in northeastern Cambodia’s Sambo village, where he vaccinates children. But today, he’s speeding on a boat down the Mekong River, headed for the sleepy village of Koh Sam, about 8 kilometers away.
— Reliefweb

Mobile App “Tos Tov” Available, Orders Tuk Tuk and Taxi (Video inside)
“Tos Tov” mobile app is available from today for the order of tuk tuk and taxi, providing convenient, affordable, quick, and reliable service.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodia and Bangladesh discuss trade, direct flights
Cambodia and Bangladesh committed yesterday to a host of initiatives to enhance trade ties, including updating the terms of their 2006 trade agreement.
— Khmer Times

Local startup competition won by Myanmar company
Technology startups gathered in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to pitch their business models and vie for a singular spot in a prestigious regional competition.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam Hands Over Chairmanship of Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Assembly to Cambodia
The National Assembly of Vietnam on Wednesday has handed over the chairmanship of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Assembly (APPF) to Cambodia.
— Fresh News


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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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