Cambodia Morning News For July 10

Cambodia Morning News For July 10
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Cambodia morning newsWhat’s Behind Cambodia’s War on Fake News?
The government’s efforts to regulate fake news have raised concerns amid a wider campaign to suppress dissent as elections approach.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia’s Jailed Opposition Leader Kem Sokha Says Party Reinstatement is Precondition to Talks
Cambodia’s jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha on Monday said he would not negotiate with the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for a resolution to the country’s political crisis unless his Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is reinstated and allowed to participate in a general election this month.
— Radio Free Asia

Salt body to name quota for imports
Salt producers in the Kingdom will meet next week to finalise import quotas in line with domestic demand, the chief technical officer of the Kep-Kampot Salt Producers community (KKSPC) said on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia casino shut down for letting locals bet on cockfights
Another Cambodian casino has been shut down for staging cockfights, and some local residents are pissed that the operators have apparently received only a slap on the beak.
— Calvinayre

Cambodia-Vietnam economic cooperation yielding good results
Vietnam and Cambodia have agreed to enhance their economic cooperation and intend to raise bilateral trade to $5 billion in the coming years, writes Vu Quang Minh.
— Khmer Times

NBC and Bank of Korea to collaborate on research
National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Bank of Korea (BOK) on Friday signed a joint-research agreement geared towards the close collaboration between researchers in support of the development of the economic and financial system in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Pestech readies for IPO after approval from SECC
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) approved an application last week to list power infrastructure provider Pestech Cambodia. This will pave the way for the firm to begin its initial public offering (IPO).
— The Phnom Penh Post

US’ EXIM Bank keen to work with Cambodian firms
After backing a loan in May to a Cambodian firm for the first time, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) said it is looking forward to continue facilitating purchases of equipment and business deals between US and Cambodian companies.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian airlines fly to beaches
Two of Cambodia’s start-up airlines, JC International and Lanmei Airlines, are increasing international services this month.
— TTR Weekly

Parties address immigration issues
Three political parties yesterday criticised the ruling CPP for its failure to implement lawseffectively while appealing to voters to support their parties at an election roundtable organised by Khmer Times.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia: Answer Demands for Justice in Kem Ley Murder
Expand A man holds a portrait of Kem Ley, an anti-government figure and the head of a grassroots advocacy group, “Khmer for Khmer”, shot dead on July 10, as they attend a funeral procession to carry his body to his hometown, in Phnom Penh July 24, 2016.

Cambodian King Celebrates National Arbor Day, Forest Is Priceless
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, on Monday, chaired the “National Arbor Day” in Kampot’s Tuek Chhu district, with the participation of Senate president Say Chhum, National Assembly president Heng Samrin, Minister of Royal Palace Kong Sam Ol, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng, and other members of the government, foreign ambassadors to Cambodia, and 5,000 local people.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Police Arrests Three Suspects of Drug Trafficking in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh immigration police force of the General Department of Immigration and anti-drug department, on 6 July, arrested three more suspects and confiscated 26 kg of methamphetamine and ketamine.
— Fresh News

Sixteen Brides, Maids Rescued From Abusive Conditions Abroad: Gov’t
Seven brides were returned from China, four en route to China in Vietnam and three girls between 13 and 16 years old were rescued in Thailand.
— VOA Cambodia

Fire rips through factory in capital
A fire broke out at the Meikodo Cambodia factory in Phnom Penh yesterday, destroying more than 50 percent of materials on the factory floor, officials said.
— Khmer Times

South African who trafficked coke jailed for life
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday jailed a South African man to life in prison for trafficking nearly one kilo of cocaine which was recovered from his stomach.
— Khmer Times


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