Cambodia Morning News For February 1

Cambodia Morning News For February 1

Cambodia morning newsBeijing arms up Cambodia’s Hun Sen as West threatens sanctions
China will provide military vehicles to Cambodia, Phnom Penh confirmed this week, as the two nations shore up military ties ahead of a joint exercise in March.
— Asia Times

Massive solar farm planned by US firm
US-based solar energy developer Omni Navitas announced a plan to set up a $500 million, 150-megawatt solar energy farm in Cambodia, which CEO Jim McAuliffe said would make it the largest solar farm in Southeast Asia by capacity.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry has big plans for Cambodia’s cashews
Cambodia and Vietnam signed an agreement earlier this month to greatly expand Cambodia’s cashew exports by 2028, but the proposed export level would require several hundred thousand hectares of additional land and there is no concrete plan yet to meet the target.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha to be Sent to Appeal Court Tomorrow
Kem Sokha, Former President of Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP), will be sent to the investigation chamber of Appeal Court on Thursday, to join the trial on the lawsuit to release on bail, according to Touch Tharith, Deputy Secretary-General and Spokesman of Appeal Court.
— Fresh News

Digital signature system one year out
A system to authenticate electronic documents for individuals and businesses that was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen in a sub-decree late last year will take at least another year before it is fully implemented.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen’s nephew-in- law dismissed as a one-star general over cockfighting scandal
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s nephew-in- law Thai Phany has been removed as a one-star general from the Cambodian armed forces after he was accused of running two large cockfighting rings in Takeo and Kandal provinces, according to The Phnom Penh Post Online on Tuesday.
— Thai PBS

Cambodia plunges in democracy survey after CNRP dissolution
The state of democracy in Cambodia has declined to the point where it is now led by an outright “authoritarian” regime, according to the latest Democracy Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mega developments set to transform a tranquil Cambodian bay
As the Trapeang Sangke estuary opens up into the Gulf of Thailand, the dense green mangroves that line its edges taper off in stages, from thick, full-grown forest down to new, spindly saplings marking a perfect frontier.
— Mongabay

Charges against foreigners over ‘pornography’ latest blow to Siem Reap businesses
It has been a tough year for many Siem Reap business owners, and the highly publicised arrest earlier this week of 10 Western tourists over a purportedly indecent pool party felt like salt in the wound.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Vietnam Complete 80% Border Demarcation
Cambodia and Vietnam recently agreed to complete a full-scale border demarcation in Cambodia’s Prey Veng and Vietnam’s Long An, Tây Ninh borders.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s stable ratings reaffirmed — RAM
RAM Ratings has reaffirmed Cambodia’s respective gB1(pi)/stable/gNP(pi) and seaBB3(pi)/stable/seaNP(pi) sovereign ratings on global and Asean scales.
— The Borneo Post

Job recruiter warned for cash requirement
Svay Rieng labour officials yesterday warned a construction firm recruiting prospective employees to stop making them hand over cash in exchange for jobs.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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