Cambodia Morning News For January 26

Cambodia Morning News For January 26

Cambodia morning newsCambodia Profits $700,000 from Fisheries Export
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MoAFF) profited $700,000 from fisheries sector in 2017, according to the annual report of MoAFF released on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia collects 3.83 bln USD taxes in 2017
Cambodia collected 3.83 billion U.S. dollars from all sources of taxes in 2017, up 18.5 percent from 3.23 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, according to official reports on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Major Union Faces Lawsuit Over Financial Reporting
The labor ministry has warned one of Cambodia’s most prominent unions that its registration could be canceled if it does not supply the government with financial reports.

Cambodia Court Slaps Hun Sen Critic with $125,000 Defamation Damages
An outspoken former Cambodian deputy prime minister, now living in exile to escape a political crackdown, was ordered on Thursday to pay about US$125,000 in compensation for defamation after the veteran politician claimed Prime Minister Hun Sen bribed a minor political party to help him dissolve the opposition.
— Radio Free Asia

UN’s IFAD examines farming programs
A UN agricultural development body presented a report evaluating their commitment of over 20 years and $189.5 million to Cambodia’s rural farmers yesterday, finding both positives and negatives in their partnership with the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post

America’s Awkward “Pivot” to Asia: US-Cambodia Confrontation Widens
The so-called “Pivot to Asia” initiated under the administration of US President Barack Obama as a means of reinvigorating US influence across Asia Pacific vis-à-vis China has resulted in a backlash against tired US policies predicated on “democracy promotion,” “rights advocacy” and increasingly meaningless economic and military ties between Washington and the nations of Southeast Asia.
— Global Research

Spike in Chinese visitors drives tourism boom
The number of Chinese tourists visiting Cambodia grew by 46 percent last year as China leapfrogged Vietnam to become the top country of origin of visitors to the Kingdom, according the Ministry of Tourism’s annual report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

What Will the Next China-Cambodia Military Exercise Look Like?
The expected development reflects broader domestic and regional trends underway.
— The Diplomat

CNRP’s predecessor parties ignore GDP call to run in July election
The fledgling Grassroots Democracy Party appealed yesterday to the predecessors of the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party to contest this year’s upcoming elections in a bid to dilute the ruling party’s vote share – an offer they quickly turned down.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen Dine with President of India and 10 ASEAN Leaders
Prime Minister Hun Sen had lunch with ten ASEAN leaders hosted by Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India.
— Fresh News

Despite legal hurdles, Cambodia’s LGBT couples are adopting – and changing minds
When Heng Ny laughs, hundreds of lines run across his
— 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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