Cambodia Morning News For February 9

Cambodia Morning News For February 9
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Cambodia morning newsChina Envoy Pushes Back Against Complaints About Chinese Investors in Cambodia
China’s ambassador to Cambodia took the rare step on Thursday of calling a news conference to criticize recent media reports that a wave of Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian country represented money laundering, calling them “fake” news.
— Radio Free Asia

CDC: Korea Invests 208 Projects in Cambodia
Korea has invested in 208 projects in Cambodia with the investment worth of $4.7 billion by 2017, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
— Fresh News

PM Hun Sen Brings Free Market Economy to Cambodia in 1993 (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen said that he is the one who transformed Cambodia’s economy from planned economy to a free market economy since 1993, not the Paris Peace Agreement.
— Fresh News (video)

Thai firm to help bolster agarwood quality
A Cambodian company is teaming up with a Thai investment partner to spend $100 million improving the quality of Cambodia’s agarwood trees, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Leading Union Reports Abuses in Labor Sector in 2017
The Cambodian Labor Confederation (CLC), a grouping of workers unions, has reported widespread violence and other abuses against workers last year.

Cambodia Facebook feud hits California courts
Lawyers for exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy have filed legal action against Facebook, in a case that highlights how the quest for “likes” has gripped the small Southeast Asian country’s leading politicians.

NagaWorld’s profits soar in 2017
Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino posted a massive increase in profits and revenue driven by strong growth in high-value guests last year, with the amount of money gambled by VIPs at the capital’s only casino exceeding Cambodia’s gross domestic product for 2016.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan Provides $1 Million to Support the Cultivation of Sweet Grass and Animal Food Production
Heng Ratana, General Director of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), signed an agreement with ANP company from Japan on projects to promote plantation, produce and sell animals’ food in Battambang province.
— Fresh News

Sokha’s witness request denied
An investigating judge has rejected Kem Sokha’s request that he interview a representative from the US government in connection with the former opposition leader’s “treason” case, despite the fact that Sokha stands accused of plotting a US-backed overthrow of the Cambodian government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Koh Rong to Become a National Park
Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Thursday, issued a sub decree to establish Koh Rong National Park, located in Sihanoukville and Koh Kong Province.
— Fresh News

How short-term contracts are putting Cambodia’s pregnant factory workers in a precarious position
Klien Savoeun’s hand absent-mindedly drifts to her stomach as she sits on a bamboo platform in her Sa’ang district home. Her lightly-freckled face breaks into a smile when asked if her incoming child is kicking.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin Must Come Out of Hiding, Judge Rules. Lawyer Claims He Lives in Cambodia Now.
Vanished neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin must give up his whereabouts, a federal court in Montana ordered Wednesday.
— The Daily Beast


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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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