Cambodia morning news for July 31

Cambodia morning news for July 31

Cambodia morning newsThe 2018 Cambodia general election: By the numbers
As people around the world wax lyrical about the landslide result over the weekend that saw the ruling Cambodia People Party (CPP) secure all 125 seats in the Cambodia Parliament we thought we would take a look at what the numbers reveal for what is being termed a ‘sham election’.
— AEC News Today

Election Results Not by NEC Is Not Official: NEC
The National Election Committee (NEC) on Monday announced that the results of the 6th National Assembly Members Election on 29 July 2018 that is not published by NEC is not official.
— Fresh News

More Than Nine Percent of Cambodia’s Ballots ‘Invalid’ as Voters Protest ‘Sham’ Polls
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC), the top electoral body, acknowledged Monday that as many as nine percent of ballots cast in the weekend’s general election were invalid, with an observer suggesting that many of the votes were intentionally spoiled to protest what was seen as a bogus poll.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia Opposition Bemoans “Death Of Democracy” After Ruling Party Claimes Landslide Win
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on July 30 it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair.
— Investvine

Representatives of Six Countries: Cambodian Election Is Fair and Just
International observers, representing six countries, stated that the 6th National Election in Cambodia was conducted free, just, non-violent, safe and fair, according to the National Election Committee (NEC)’s press release issued on Monday.
— Fresh News

CPJ condemns pre-election news censorship in Cambodia
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Cambodian government’s move to block news websites ahead of yesterday’s national elections and called for an end to the state’s censorship and harassment of the media.

Development of oilfield to continue as planned
The recent gains in the global price of oil will not affect plans for the development of the Apsara oilfield, according to a representative of the company that holds the rights to the area.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia set to sign banana export deal with China
Cambodia is about to seal a fresh banana deal with China this Thursday, opening the doors for the private sector to have a go at the Chinese market.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian People Exercise Rights to Vote in a Real Democratic Kingdom: PM Hun Sen
Cambodian citizens use their right to freedom of expression in a real democracy in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on Facebook Monday.
— Fresh News

Initiative to boost silk production yields first results
In what has been hailed as a first step in reviving an important Cambodian tradition, a programme initiated by the silk research centre at the Royal University of Phnom Penh has produced its first yarn of raw yellow silk.
— Khmer Times

Naga profits spike on surge of China visitors
CASINO operator NagaWorld reported a nearly 20 per cent increase in net profits in the first half this year, earning about $180 million over the period, thanks to a surge of Chinese visitors, a company announcement said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fake Monitors Endorse Cambodia’s Sham Election
Cambodians went to the polls last weekend, but it was a sham of an election, dominated by Hun Sen, the country’s aging autocrat. With the opposition party banned and soldiers at polling booths to ensure the outcome went only one way, no credible organization signed off on the election’s validity—but quite a few fake organizations did.
— Foreign Policy

New partnership to build zoo in Preah Vihear
The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and BM Nature Safari Co. Ltd. on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding to create a zoo for the preservation of wildlife in Preah Vihear province.
— Khmer Times

NGO staffer charged on use of fake documents
An employee of an NGO was presented at the Preah Sihanouk provincial court on July 27 for using fake public documents and a uniform of a public official.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New organic markets open in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom
Under its Boosting Food Projection programme, the government has now successfully opened eight markets for chemical-free vegetables in eight provinces across the country.
— Khmer Times


Feature photo John Le Fevre


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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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