Cambodia Morning News For July 13

Cambodia Morning News For July 13
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Security Forces Illegally Campaigning For Ruling Party: HRW
Cambodia’s security forces are illegally campaigning for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), a rights group said Thursday, ahead of a general election this month that has been widely derided as unfree and unfair amid an ongoing political crackdown in the country.
— Radio Free Asia

Nine NEC Members Temporary Suspends Voting Right
Nine mebers from the National Election Committee (NEC) will be temporarily suspended their voting right for the 6th mandate election until their madate end, according to NEC’s press release dated on 10 July 2018.
— Fresh News

Cambodia: EU mission assesses human rights and labour situation
A delegation of the European Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) visited Cambodia from 5 to 11 July 2018 to evaluate the situation on the ground following recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments in the country.
— Europrean Commission

The hard choice facing Cambodia’s opposition voters
With the main opposition party dissolved, the three million people across Cambodia who voted for change in last year’s commune elections find themselves facing a difficult choice: cast a vote for one of the many minor parties fighting over the scraps of anti-government sentiment, or boycott the ballot and risk the wrath of local ruling party officials
— Southeast Asia Globe

Ministry of Health Bans Imports and Distributions of Khat
Ministry of Health announced to ban the import, exhibition, and usage of a flowering plant called Khat which contains addictive substances Cathinone and Cathine, according to the ministry’s prakas dated on 10 July 2018.
— Fresh News

World Bank Provides Loans for Cambodian National Road Expansion and Education Improvement
World Bank has provided a loan of $200 million to the Royal Government of Cambodia to upgrade the quality of National Road No.4 and education improvement.
— Fresh News

Thousands of illegal migrant workers deported from Thailand
Poipet city, Banteay Meanchey province – The sound of vehicles and crowds were deafening across this bustling border town near the Poipet International Border Checkpoint yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Lenders join government loan scheme
Six financial institutions are offering loans specially created to help students finance their education in tourism-related fields, the Ministry of Tourism announced this week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s image problem
In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Food production programme on course to meet targets: Minister
The Minister of Agriculture yesterday said the government’s programme to boost agricultural output is well on its way to achieve its goals, but called on farmers and firms to modernise and abide by international standards of agricultural and production practice to ensure the programme’s success.
— Khmer Times

Ministry warns of online lottery scams
The Interior Ministry’s anti-cyber crime department yesterday warned social network users to be aware of scammers who make false claims about lottery or award wins.
— Khmer Times

CSX head urges use of private equity
The head of the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) on Wednesday urged businesses in the Kingdom to consider utilising private equity funds, saying it would help them grow faster and make it easier for them to list on the exchange in the future.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry issues flood alert
The Ministry of Water Resources yesterday issued a flood alert in some provinces due to heavy rain while it also opened the gates of dams in Kampot and Battambang provinces to release excess water.
— Khmer Times

Ruili Airlines Launches Phnom Penh-Kunming Route
Ruili Airlines is pleasured to offer a new route “Phnom Penh-Kunming” with prices net start at 20 RMB starting from July 13, 2018 following the recognitions and supports by our regional and international passengers.
— Fresh News

Why Japan is supporting Cambodia’s election
Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the upcoming Cambodian general election on 29 July amid growing pressure by its citizens, civil society organisations, and supporters of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) – Cambodia’s former main opposition party.
— The Interpreter

Japan Flood: Cambodian King Expresses Condolences to Japanese Emperor
His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni expressed his condolences to Japanese Emperor Akihito regarding a massive flooding in southern and western parts of Japan, prompting millions of people to evacuate their homes and have claimed the lives of hundreds of Japanese citizens.
— Fresh News

Tech disruption calls for strong retraining programmes: Amro
The Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (Amro), a Singapore-based independent regional surveillance unit, this week said technological advancements will threaten significant job losses in the Asean region, particularly in least developed economies like Cambodia, and that carefully designed mechanisms need to be put in place in these countries to retrain the workforce.
— Khmer Times

Sector gives honours for exellence at Cambodia Real Estate Awards 2018
The Kingdom’s first ever real estate awards took place late last week, with sector leaders saying the event would only serve to aid an already growing industry.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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