Cambodia morning news for August 6

Cambodia morning news for August 6

Cambodia morning news

Japanese Gov’t Calls Cambodia’s Election “Disappointing”
A week after Cambodia’s general election, which the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won in a landslide victory after it banned its main opposition, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono called the poll “disappointing.”
— VOA Cambodia

Election: Cambodia Ranks the Second World’s Highest Voter Turnout
The percentage of voter turnout does not depend solely on whether the country is a free, open or closed liberal democracy.
— Fresh News

Japan concerned over number of invalid ballots
The Japanese Foreign Minister has expressed concern over Cambodia’s national election after the number of invalid ballots spiked when compared to the 2013 election.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s biggest port sees China coveting Japan’s dominant role
Once a tranquil seaside enclave in southwestern Cambodia, Sihanoukville, or Kompong Som, has turned into a paradise for Chinese investors in recent years.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Cambodia’s Angkor Temple Ranks the First Place of World’s Best Landmark 2018
The Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia announced Friday that Cambodia’s Angkor Temple was ranked the first place of World’s Best Landmark for 2018 among the 25 well known historical buildings in the world for 2018.
— Fresh News

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Booms and busts: top tips for investing in Cambodia
For first-time investors, talk of bulls and bears, booms and busts, can sound like so much gibberish. Grant Thornton Cambodia CEO and partner Ronald Almera breaks down some of the basic do’s and don’ts of putting your money to work.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Cambodia-China Sign Protocol on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Export Cambodian Banana
Cambodia-China signed the Protocol on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to export Cambodian bananas to China.
— Fresh News

Cambodia asked to arrest Phuket killer of young couple
Police have asked Cambodian authorities to arrest a Phuket nightclub operator wanted for the killing a young couple aged 20-21 as they believed the suspect was hiding in the neighbouring country
— The Phuket News

Malaysia and Cambodia widen the democracy-dictatorship divide
In contrast to Malaysia’s electoral earthquake in May, which resulted in the first opposition win since independence, last Sunday’s elections in Cambodia produced a predictable landslide victory for Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power since 1985.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Minister wants China to speed up quality checks of millers
Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, called upon the Chinese General Administration of Customs to send experts for the inspection of the second batch of rice millers and rice exporters to speed up the rice export process to China.
— Khmer Times

Solution needed to avoid sanctions: Adhoc
The president of rights group Adhoc has expressed concern over Cambodia’s political situation which could result in international sanctions, urging the government and the dissolved CNRP to seek a political solution.
— Khmer Times

Philippines congratulates Cambodia on successful elections
The Philippines congratulated Cambodia on Sunday on its recent general elections and expressed its readiness to work closely with the newly-elected government.
— Xinhua

GMS nations need greater connectivity to spark growth: Expert
Dr Watcharas Leelawath, executive director of the Mekong Institute last Friday said cooperation and greater connectivity among the member states are necessary to get the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) to take off.
— Khmer Times

Can Cambodia’s farmers survive climate change?
THE afternoon clouds did little to take the edge off the extreme heat Yan Horl endures toiling in his rice field in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province. He arrives home exhausted.
— The Nation

Cambodia’s take on FOIP
One of the most interesting issues at the 51st Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings in Singapore from July 30 to August 4 was the perception of Asean member states on the evolving concept of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP), collectively initiated by Japan, the United States, Australia, and India.
— Khmer Times

Ministry warns public over Koh Tral claim
The Interior Ministry yesterday warned that legal action could be taken against those involved in the “One thumbprint for Koh Tral” campaign, an initiative spearheaded by the Khmer Rise Party to petition the government to negotiate with Vietnam over the handover of the Vietnamese Phu Quoc Island.
— Khmer Times


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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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