Cambodia morning news for August 13

Cambodia morning news for August 13
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Cambodia morning newsTargeted Sanctions More Effective, Experts Say
The United States has warned Cambodia of further sanctions following what Washington said was a “deeply flawed” election last month that saw Prime Minister Hun Sen cement his rule in the absence of an established opposition party.
— VOA Cambodia

CDC gives $68M hotel project nod for Poipet
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved a more than $68 million hotel project in Poipet town, it said on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Makro to build commercial centre in Siem Reap
International cash and carry brand Makro will build a commercial centre in Siem Reap, following the approval of the investment by the Council for the Development of Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Singaporean Investors Present Cambodian Fish Investment Project for International Sales
Patrick Yap, Managing Director of Lush Foods Pte Ltd., based in Singapore, presented a project to invest in the best fish breeding in Cambodia and bring it to the international market.
— Fresh News

Hopes for potato farming in the Kingdom running high
After determining the best provinces in the country to grow potatoes, Cambodian scientists are now working to figure out what varieties adapt best to the local soil and will have the highest yields.
— Khmer Times

US-China trade war good for Cambodian firms: GMAC
Cambodia stands to benefit from the ongoing trade spat between the United States and China, with exports of Cambodian travel goods particularly likely to increase as a result of the dispute, according to the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia.
— Khmer times

Patrick Murphy to Serve as the New US Ambassador to Cambodia
US President Donald Trump to appoint Patrick Murphy as the new US ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, replacing outgoing ambassador William A. Heidt, according to the US’s State Department on Saturday.
— Fresh News

CDC Gives License to Four New Factories
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved four new factories in Cambodia with a total investment of approximately $100 million.
— Fresh news

Japan’s Honda to manage Cambodia national team
Japanese star forward Keisuke Honda signed on as general manager of Cambodia’s national team Sunday in a move that brings high-profile talent to a much-loved but struggling side.
— The Jakarta Post

Cambodian Women Lack Equality Before the Law: Report
Despite provisions in Cambodia’s constitution abolishing discrimination against women, Cambodian women suffer unequal treatment before the law and are frequently uninformed of their rights during court proceedings, a new report says.
— Radio Free Asia

Angkor finds gold-in-soil anomaly
Angkor Gold Corp reported the discovery of a new gold-in-soil anomaly at Angkor’s Koan Nheak license in Cambodia, according to the company’s statement released last week.
— Khmer Times

Japan goes shy on Khmer poll flaws
Cambodia’s general election on July 29 concluded with a sharp controversy.
— Bangkok Post

Health Ministry warns travellers of MERS disease
The Health Ministry has warned Cambodians travelling to some Middle Eastern countries for religious purposes to be aware of a disease that has infected thousands of people.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Arrests a Chinese Man, Smuggling 100kg Drug
Police cracked down a drug case that was iIllegally smuggled from Germany through post service, according to the report from the drug police Fresh News received on Saturday afternoon.
— Fresh News


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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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