Cambodia Morning News For July 11

Cambodia Morning News For July 11
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Cambodia morning newsNational Bank head calls on cops to bust 20 illicit lenders
The governor of Cambodia’s central bank has sent a letter to the National Police seeking legal action against more than 20 firms that are allegedly offering illegal loans.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese State-Linked Hackers in Large Scale Operation to Monitor Cambodia’s Upcoming Elections, Report Says
The emails were believable. An interview request for a member of the opposition. An article sent to a government official. A conference invitation for a journalist. But each one a hacking attempt designed to lure the recipient.
— Time

NEC to Present Indelible Ink for Elections, July 17
The National Election Committee (NEC) determined 17 July 2018 to present the indelible ink for the 6th National Assembly members election to representatives of political parties and national and international organizations, according to NEC spokesman Hang Puthea on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Tourism industry unruffled by election – experts
Tourism officials and industry insiders say the upcoming election is not affecting the flow on tourists into the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Coal-fired facility in Preah Sihanouk gets government nod
A more than $1.2 billion coal-fired powerplant project will break ground in Preah Sihanouk province early next year, said Ministry of Mines and Energy officials.
— The Phnom Penh post

Cambodia Exports Over 270,000 Tons of Rice in the First Semester of 2018
Report on Cambodian rice exports in the first semester 2018 released on Tuesday indicated that Cambodia exported more than 270,000 tons of rice to 70 countries, a decrease of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2017, which was 288,562 tons.
— Fresh News

China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence
Beijing’s investment in Cambodia has been key to the country’s development, but some argue its domination is creating a quasi-colony and if ruler Hun Sen swings more towards Washington, it would benefit the people.
— South China Morning Post

Cambodia Airways secures AOC, launches
Cambodia Airways (KME, Phnom Penh) has commenced flight operations following the awarding of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by Cambodia’s Secretariat of State Civil Aviation (SSCA) on July 6.
— Ch-aviation

National strategy for cassava industry launched
The government has officially launched its new strategy for the cassava industry, which aims to position Cambodia as a reliable supplier of cassava-based products to the global market, according to a high-ranking government official.
— Khmer Times

CDC Grants Licenses to Four New Factories
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) granted licenses for companies to build four new factories in Cambodia, according to the CDC’s report on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight takes to the skies
The local aviation industry welcomed a new player yesterday, with Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight taking to the skies in Phnom Penh and landing in Siem Reap.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians Mourn Political Analyst Kem Ley on Anniversary of His Murder
Cambodians from various walks of life gathered on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the assassination of prominent political analyst Kem Ley, who was gunned down in the capital Phnom Penh days after publicly criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family for abuse of power.
— Radio Free Asia

Top 5 Cambodian Trade Unions File Petitions to EU to Continue EBA Scheme
Five of Cambodia’s largest unions, representing thousands of workers in the garment and footwear sectors, separately filed petitions to the European Union (EU) on Tuesday morning to continue granting the “Everything but Arms” (EBA) preferential system to Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Immigration Police Arrests 17 Vietnamese and Nigerian for Illegal Settlement
General Department of Immigration of Ministry of Interior, on Tuesday, arrested one Nigerian and 16 Vietnamese, five female, for illegally settling and working in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmorn and 7 Makara, according to Head of the Department of Investigation Ouk Hai Seila.
— Fresh News


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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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