Cambodia morning news for July 24

Cambodia morning news for July 24
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Cambodia morning newsMoI, NEC and Club of Cambodian Journalists Hold Talks on “Role of Journalists and Fake News in 2018 Election”
Ministry of Information (MoI), the National Election Committee (NEC) and the Club of Cambodian Journalists, on Monday, held a discussion on “the role of journalists and fake news in the 2018 election”, at Tonle Bassac 2 restaurant, Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Property sector strong despite election: CBRE
Growth in the local property sector remained robust in the second quarter of 2018, with the condominium, office and industrial sectors all contributing significantly to its expansion, according to CBRE’s latest report.
— Khmer Times

Corn harvest begins in northeast amid price dip
Corn harvest season has begun in the Kingdom, but farmers in the northwest are facing a price decline, and hinting they may seek markets in neighbouring Thailand for their crops.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese pharma firm enters local market
Yisheng Biopharma Co Ltd (Yisheng Biopharma), a Chinese biopharmaceutical company, has chosen Cambodia as the first country to expand its business and product sales operations in Southeast Asia with the launch of two subsidiaries here yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Inflow of FDI up in first half
The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Cambodia witnessed solid growth in the first half of this year due to strong funds flowing into the financial and real estate sectors, said a central bank report.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal fishing cases see decline
Illegal fishing cases slumped by about 12 percent in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said in a report released yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia’s Axiata sells stake in Cambodia unit to Japan’s Mitsui
MALAYSIA-based Axiata Group has sold a further 10 per cent stake in its Cambodian subsidiary Smart Axiata to Japanese group Mitsui Co Ltd.
— The Nation

Interior Minister stresses importance of democracy
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said that voting in the upcoming national election to choose a leader democratically is better than the government being changed through a military coup.
— Khmer Times

Kamchay Hydroelectric Company, Kampot Authority and EDC Develop Joint Flood Prevention Measures
Kamchay dam, located in Kampot province, has suffered heavy rains, with the high speed of flowing water of 1884.6 m³/s, as Cambodia has recently been hit by the tropical winds of the Pacific Ocean, resulting in heavy rains throughout the country, and flooding in some areas.
— Fresh News

Internet users rise as network coverage expands
There has been a spike in the number of internet connections in the Kingdom, with nearly two million new subscribers registered in the first half of 2018, an official with the Telecommunication Regulator Cambodia said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Malaysia small country and can’t meddle in Cambodian affairs: spokesperson
The Cambodian Council of Minister’s spokesman Phay Siphan brushed off comments from a Malaysian MP who raised concerns over Cambodia’s July 29 national elections, the Phnom Penh Post reported today.
— The Independent

Peacekeeping Mission Reflects Cambodia’s Solidarity on International Stage: Cambodian Minister Tea Banh
“The completion of the mission of the Cambodian blue beret engineers represents Cambodia’s strong commitment in solidarity for peace, security and humanitarian affairs for the world,” said Defense Minister Tea Banh at the homecoming ceremony of Cambodian blue beret engineers that successfully completed the mission in Mali and South Sudan.
— Fresh News

Voters express confidence in election
As the national poll nears and parties wrap up their campaigns, voters from different walks of life share their opinions with Khmer Times’ reporter Or Sreypich.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Minister of National Defense Welcomes Repatriated Blue Beret Engineers
Cambodian Minister of National Defense Tea Banh, representing Prime Minister Hun Sen, on Monday, presided over the homecoming ceremony of Cambodian blue beret engineers that successfully completed the mission in Mali and South Sudan.
— Fresh News

Authorities in Ratanakkiri find stash of 160 pieces of timber
Authorities in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Chum district on Saturday commandeered 160 pieces of first-grade timber they stumbled upon.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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