Cambodia morning news for August 10

Cambodia morning news for August 10
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia floods: FB media org. live streams relief delivery (video)
Floods in eastern Cambodia have left tens of thousands of people homeless and thousands of others trapped above water up to ten meters deep.
— AEC News Today (video)

Pentagon Official Joins Condemnation of Cambodia Crackdown
A senior Pentagon official has criticized the handling of Cambodia’s election process and the widespread crackdown on the opposition and civil society.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodian Parliament to Convene in September After Controversial Vote
Cambodia’s parliament will convene on Sept. 5, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday (08/08), after his ruling party claimed victory in what critics say was a sham general election last month due to the lack of a viable opposition.
— JakataGlobe

Guidelines for fruit exports near completion
Step-by-step guidelines for exporting fresh bananas, mangoes and longan fruits to China will be ready this month following final reviews from the Ministry of Agriculture and Germany’s international development organisation GIZ.
— Khmer Times

BRCM’s latest investment to bolster local gaming industry
Cambodia-based private equity firm Belt Road Capital Management (BRCM) announced the acquisition of a 40 percent stake in locally-owned Sabay Digital Corporation (Sabay).
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: 4G speeds drop as customer numbers increase
Access to 4G mobile networks has steadily grown in Cambodia over the past six months, but the country’s telecommunications companies continue to struggle with maintaining 4G speeds as their networks grow
— Southeast Asia Globe

Banh: Win-Win Monument to meet December deadline
Defence Minister Tea Banh said on Wednesday at a site inspection of the capital’s Win-Win Monument that construction is on schedule to meet its December 29 inauguration date, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the policy prime minister Hun Sen used to bring Khmer Rouge leaders to join peace talks in the early 1990s.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Enterprise Singapore’s Cooperation with Cambodia
Enterprise Singapore, formerly International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is the Singapore Government agency championing enterprise development.
— Khmer Times

Thailand and Philippines support national election success
The Foreign Affairs Ministry said yesterday that Thailand and the Philippines have congratulated the government on a successful national election.
— Khmer Times

NEC fines ‘Clean Finger’ five
The National Election Committee’s (NEC) trial council on Wednesday ordered two former Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) members to pay 5 million riel ($1,250) each while dropping charges against two others from the same party – all accused of involvement in the “Clean Finger Campaign” in Battambang province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

From a corporate bank following the acquisition of HwangDBS Bank in 2014, Phillip Bank is setting its sights on being a significant diversified financial services group in Cambodia offering commercial and retail banking, life and general insurance, and microfinance through its sister company Kredit MFI.
— Khmer Times

Gender inequality stifling Cambodian women in finance sector
Cambodian women are traditionally charged with overseeing their families’ finances once the paycheque comes home. But while this skillset remains an essential part of Cambodia’s economy, what more can the financial sector do to take advantage of this home-grown expertise?
— Southeast Asia Globe

Hun Sen to attend WEF on Asean
Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen will attend three days of meetings at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Asean in Hanoi next month, alongside seven other Southeast Asian heads of state, a WEF release said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rethink plans to dam Mekong after Laos disaster
The collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam after heavy rains last month that killed more than 30 in Laos and left thousands of Lao and Cambodian people homeless is reigniting an urgent debate about preventing similar tragedies in future.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Hospitality expo set for capital
Representatives from more than 350 companies from 30 countries in the region will gather at the sixth annual Camfood and Camhotel expo in the Kingdom next month, a press release issued on Wednesday said.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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