Cambodia morning news for July 26

Cambodia morning news for July 26
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Readies For July 29 General Elections – 70,000 Police Deployed
Obviously not expecting a friction-free election on Cambodia’s polling day on Sunday, July 29, the government started to deploy an army of security forces and police across the country.
— Investvine

Parties reveal costs of election campaigns
AS voting day on July 29 inches closer, political parties have begun revealing their election budgets. While most parties claim the bulk of their funding came from donations, a leader from election watchdog Nicfec said greater transparency was required.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Business as usual for retail sales ahead of election
It is business as usual for vendors in Takhmao city’s Prek Ho Market, who are busy selling their products to walk-in customers, and ignore the loudspeakers from political parties campaigning for the July 29 election.
— Khmer Times

Lease signed for plot off port
Bourse-listed Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) announced on Tuesday that it would lease land along the Tonle Sap River to a Chinese company that plans to develop a commercial complex there.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Addressing development along the Mekong river
Pou Sothirak, executive director of the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, sat down with Khmer Times’ COO Kay Kimsong to discuss the Mekong river and Cambodia’s role in its conservation in light of China creating the Global Centre Mekong Study (GCMS) to conduct academic research on the river’s condition as development grows in the region.
— Khmer Times

Pepper group says Kampot yields will be down 26%
The yield for Kampot pepper – the Kingdom’s only product with an official geographic indication (GI) – is expected to decline by nearly 30 percent this year due to climate factors, Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA) president Ngoun Lay said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Democracy has died’: Cambodia’s exiled politicians call for election boycott
Scared and on the run, members of the opposition mount campaign against legitimacy of strongman leader Hun Sen.
— The Guardian

Thousands of Cambodians evacuated as floods hit
Water from Laos’ dam breach streams into neighbouring Cambodia with floods reaching 11.5 metres deep in some areas.
— Aljazeera

Cambodian Ruling Party Faces Little Challenge in Sunday’s Election
Cambodians vote Sunday for all 125 seats in the country’s National Assembly, with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party largely expected to stay in power. The party has won the four previous elections, held at five-year intervals.

China envoy visits Preah Sihanouk
A delegation from the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh met Preah Sihanouk authorities on Monday to discuss security issues involving its nationals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National of Trade Union Coalition Urges Workers to Go to Vote
National of Trade Union Coalition (NTUC) appealed to all workers to go to vote in Cambodia’s general election 2018 to be held for only one day on Sunday 29 July 2018, starts from 7 a.m to 3p.m, according to NTUC’s appeal letter dated on Wednesday.
— Fresh News

Sovantha and Rozeth: Two opposite sides of the same Cambodian coin
They are two young women full of hope for their nation: High profile, energetic and not afraid to speak their mind.
— Channel NewsAsia

Banteay Meanchey officers set up with riot gear
Banteay Meanchey provincial police on Monday equipped more than 700 officers with riot gear as a precaution against potential demonstrations before and after the July 29 national elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Local bourse sees 214 pct jump in Q2
Cambodia’s equity trading volumes spiked by more than 214 percent in the second quarter, a sign that new initiatives put in place by the exchange operator have heighten investors’ interest in the local bourse.
— Khmer Times


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