Cambodia Morning News For January 8

Cambodia Morning News For January 8
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Cambodia morning newsBusiness Insider: Rosy outlook for Cambodia’s SMEs
Te Taingpor, the president of the Federation of Association for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (Fasmec), sits down with The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng to discuss recent positive developments and remaining challenges for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen uses ‘Victory Over Genocide Day’ to focus on ‘colour revolutions’
There was a ceremonial freeing of doves and balloons, song and dance performances, and cheers of “victory, victory, victory” from thousands of ruling party supporters at yesterday’s January 7 celebrations on Koh Pich. But much of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s annual address marking the anniversary of the Khmer Rouge’s ouster focused not on January 7, 1979, but on a present alleged threat to the nation – “colour revolution”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Number of plaintiffs in Empire Big Capital fraud suit up to 900
Some 900 plaintiffs have joined a class action suit against investment company Empire Big Capital, which is estimated to have defrauded tens of thousands of Cambodians out of up to $400 million, with more complainants expected to join the legal case in the coming weeks.
— The Phnom Penh Post

$650 million of State-owned coal and mining corp not properly handled
Potential wrongdoings involving VNĐ15 trillion (US$658.5 million) and 6.7 million sq.m of real estate were found with the State-owned coal and mining giant, Vinacomin.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Kingdom more energy independent
The introduction of two new power plants in the country last year saw Cambodia inch towards self-sufficiency in its electricity supply even as energy consumption grew 14 percent, the Mines and Energy Ministry said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Aussie citizen in Cambodia drug bust
An Australian woman is being held in a Cambodian prison after she was allegedly caught trying to leave the country with almost 2kg of heroin stashed inside the lining of her suitcase at the weekend.
— The Australian


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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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