Cambodia Morning News For April 27

Cambodia Morning News For April 27
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Cambodia morning newsCPP Welcomes Newly Created “Chhantak Khmer Party”
Cambodia’s People Party spokesman Sok Eysan said that CPP welcomed the creation of the “Chhantak Khmer Party” by Kong Mony Ka, the youngest son of Kong Korm, former leader of the Sam Rainsy Party.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s quarterly tax revenue hits $761M
Cambodia’s tax department collected $761 million in revenue during the first quarter of the year, according to Kong Vibol, head of the General Department of Taxation, a number almost identical to last year’s first-quarter total of $760 million.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Profits $57M from Rubber Exports in First Quarter
Cambodia has exported nearly 39,147 tons of rubber, profited $57 million within the first three months of 2018, according to the official report of the General Department of Rubber, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Rights Groups Call on ASEAN Members to Halt Cambodia’s Backslide on Democracy
The governments of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must intervene to end Cambodia’s ongoing slide from a democracy into a dictatorship, several human rights organizations said, as member states kicked off the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore.
— Radio Free Asia

Sihanoukville in focus
A Chinese official yesterday said that the Chinese government recognises the importance of the seaport in Preah Sihanouk province as an economic hub of cooperation between China and Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s political and systemic risk constrain an otherwise stable outlook says Moody’s
Moody’s says Cambodia’s (B2 stable) credit profile reflects robust GDP growth prospects, macroeconomic stability and efforts to strengthen government revenue.
— FTSE Global Markets

Kingsmen launches Cambodia office
Kingsmen CMTI Plc, a Thai provider of design and construction services for retail and corporate interiors, will inaugurate its first office in Cambodia next month, according to a company representative.
— Khmer Times

Trilateral discussions in agricultural trade begin
Representatives of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam gathered yesterday in Phnom Penh to discuss ways of improving trading procedures in Asean, particularly in agricultural goods, as part of a workshop organised by German development agency GIZ.
— Khmer Times

Capital airport train vexes residents
The residents of Street 105K can hear the train before they see it – a low rumble, a blaring horn, an incessant whistle.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Foreigners given more time to get work permits
The Ministry of Labour yesterday announced it was postponing the deadline for foreign workers and employers to apply for an extension of their work permits and employment cards until the end of May.
— Khmer Times

Leading housing developer mulls first skyscraper
Is Cambodia’s most famous borey developer venturing into skyscrapers and commercial office space?
— The Phnom Penh Post

ABA the ‘Best Bank in Cambodia 2018’ according to Global Finance magazine
Global Finance, international financial magazine, has praised ABA Bank as the “Best Bank in Cambodia 2018” during its 25th Annual Best Bank Awards.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Japan to Support the Election Process in Cambodia, Abe Assures Hun Manet
Hun Manet, paid a courtesy call on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Poipet real estate market full steam ahead
The reopening of a 48-kilometre rail line between Poipet and Serey Sophorn in Banteay Meanchey province this month was a milestone in the long-delayed plan to restore passenger and commercial train service along the Northern Line that connects Poipet to the capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Youths encouraged to become engineers
Senior government officials said yesterday that Cambodia needs about 35,000 engineers between 2018 and 2020 to serve in several sectors.
— Khmer Times

Is the EU complicit in the destruction of Cambodia’s forests?
The threat to our existence from the destruction of rainforests is well documented. And across the globe the battle to save them continues. JACK DAVIES reports on how the lush forests of Cambodia continue to suffer at the hands of the illegal timber trade.
— The Ecologists

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure
Cambodia intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of an anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013, the government said Thursday.

Interior Minister asks police to investigate weapons smuggling
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered all authorities to investigate the roots of arms smuggling from Cambodia to other countries, especially Thailand, and arrest the masterminds.
— Khmer Times

Ly Ly, Japanese company in rice cracker venture
Cambodian rice cracker manufacturer Ly Ly Food Industry has partnered with Japan-based Kameda Seika to establish a $16.1 million joint rice cracker venture in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam pledges to help Cambodia host forum
Vietnam has pledged to help Cambodia host the 27th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Siem Reap province next year.
— Khmer Times

Bangladesh to sign trade deal with Cambodia: Tofail
Bangladesh will sign an agreement with Cambodia at the end of June to increase bilateral trade, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said on Wednesday.
— The Daily Star

The war on drugs’ youngest inmates
A gurgling baby boy clings to the collar of his mother’s state-issued orange jumpsuit. He has her nose, and her wide brown eyes.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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