Cambodia morning news for July 18

Cambodia morning news for July 18
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s small parties aim for an electoral surprise
Hang, a tuk tuk driver, is momentarily distracted from his smartphone as a rally of political supporters trundle down a main thoroughfare in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital.
— Asia Times

Authorities Threaten to Withhold Public Services if Villagers Don’t Vote For Cambodia’s Ruling Party
Agents working for Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) are threatening to end public services for indigenous residents of Mondulkiri province unless they vote for the party in an upcoming election marred by allegations of campaign violations and a ban on the opposition, according to sources.
— Radio Free Asia

Nearly 70,000 security forces to be deployed for Cambodia’s general election
Nearly 70,000 security personnel will be deployed at all 22,967 polling stations during Cambodia’s general election, a National Election Committee (NEC) member said Tuesday.
— Xinhua

US Company: Evidence Found of Chinese Cyber Attacks on Cambodia
An American company says it found evidence that a Chinese group attacked computers belonging to people and organizations in Cambodia.

Government gets $110M to restore National Road 4
Work on the $110 million National Road 4 upgrading project in the Kingdom’s main economic corridor could start as early as next year, a Ministry of Public Works official has said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Dept of Foreign Trade organizes business networking between Thailand & Cambodia
Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) is introducing new Thai entrepreneurs to Cambodian businesses in Phnom Penh to create opportunities for trade with neighboring countries.

Cambodian Tax Chief Lied to Australian Corporate Regulator
The head of Cambodia’s tax department, Kong Vibol, could face jail for lying to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) if sanctioned, the corporate regulator has told VOA.
— Tolerance

Regulator authorises securities selling firms
Firms will now be able to sell stock in the primary market after the Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) this week approved the activities of securities selling firms and agents, but demanded that they operate under a license.
— Khmer Times

Nearly 80,000 Political Parties’ Agencies to Observe Cambodian Election
The Commune Election Commission organized a total of 79,781 political parties’ agencies to observe the upcoming election, including 51,506 full-time agents, according to the National Election Committee’s (NEC) press release dated on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

GDCE’s revenue up 28 pct
Revenue at the General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) saw a dramatic rise in the first half of the year, growing by 27.8 percent.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia calls poll boycott campaign a ‘crime’
Cambodia’s election commission yesterday described calls to boycott a controversial election on July 29 as a “crime” and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote.
— Gulf Times

CFA Community to elevate local investment practices
The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Community, an association that connects all CFA members in Cambodia, was officially launched on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Police crackdown on SIM card registration
With the education of five Cellcard employees over the weekend, authorities have officially begun a crackdown on unregistered SIM cards, an Interior Ministry official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Interior Investigates and Files Complaint to Facebook on Falsified News: Khmer Vietnamese Association in Cambodia Calls for Vietnamese to Vote
Ministry of Interior Spokesman Khieu Sopheak said Tuesday that the Ministry is investigating and filing complaint to Facebook company against some groups for falsifying news that Khmer Vietnamese Association in Cambodia called on Vietnamese to go to vote.
— Fresh News

Mexico-made train carriages to arrive in September
Three double-headed train carriages for the capital’s recently launched airport shuttle will arrive in Cambodia in September.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians Go To The Polls With Little Prospect Of Leadership Change
Intense politicking and political unrest are expected to precede the country’s National Assembly election, which is not expected to loosen the hold on power of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
— World News Forecast

Flier figures soar in first half
The Kingdom’s three international airports experienced solid growth in passenger traffic in the first half of this year, thanks to a strong influx from countries in Asia, especially China, Cambodia Airports said recently.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap’s anomaly Building boom continues but rentals forced down
Siem Reap is one of the three major cities of Cambodia. The site of the world-renowned Angkor temples, Siem Reap is also the Kingdom’s leading tourist destination.
— Khmer Times

Primark partnering with Unicef to fund education in Cambodia
Primark has agreed a three-year partnership with child-focused humanitarian organisation Unicef that will see it contribute to Unicef’s work in education and emergency response.
— Irish Times

Soc Trang province to work to reinforce Vietnam-Cambodia ties
Officers of the Military High Command of southern Soc Trang province had a working session with visiting representatives of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces on July 17, stressing that the locality always respects the two countries’ bilateral traditional friendship and all-round cooperation.
— VietnamPlus


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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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