Cambodia Morning News For July 4

Cambodia Morning News For July 4
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Summons Media Over Online Information Controls Ahead of General Election
Cambodia’s government on Tuesday summoned representatives of the country’s press to “educate” them on its decision to monitor and “control” online news ahead of a controversial general election in July, prompting NGOs and media watchdogs to decry the move as censorship.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s ‘one party state’ prepares for polls
The election at the end of this month will be farce at best after strongman Hun Sen dissolved the opposition party. Simon Kenton and Becky Lake report
— New Internationalist

Rice storage facilities in Battambang finally ready
Two new rice-storing facilities in Battambang, funded through a government-led lending scheme, were officially launched yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Camcontrol issues warning over US cereal
Camcontrol yesterday issued a warning against the consumption of Honey Smacks, a cereal product distributed by the Kellogg Company, which has been identified in the United States as the source of a salmonella outbreak.
— Khmer Times

China and Cambodia mark 60 years of friendship
A friendship treaty cementing the foundation of Cambodian-Chinese cooperation signed by the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk and the first premier of China Zhou Enlai 60 years ago was celebrated on Monday.
— Khmer Times

Amret links up with insurance firm AIA
Amret Microfinance Institution and life insurance firm AIA (Cambodia) signed a partnership agreement on Monday for life insurance service distribution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

University’s sericulture centre weaving a new future for sector
A year after launching its own sericulture research centre, the Royal University of Phnom Penh yesterday announced it has successfully bred healthy, high-quality silkworms that are being distributed to weaving communities across the country.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Defense Minister Bans Using Military Possession in Electoral Campaigns
Cambodian Minister of Defense Tea Banh, on Tuesday, advised all units under the Ministry of Defense not to bring any cars, clothing, or other military equipment to participate in the upcoming election campaign, speaking at the first semester meeting of Ministry of Defense 2018 held on Tuesday morning at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Drug-based crimes decline as authorities gain experience
The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) said in a report release on Sunday that while the number of drug crimes decreased in the first half compared with the same period last year, the amount of drugs involved had increased.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Immigration Police Arrests 24 for Illegal Settlement in Cambodia
Department of Investigation and Procedure of the General Department of Immigration, on 2-3 July 2018, detained 24 foreigners, two female, with four nationalities, including Vietnam, China, Morocco and Nigeria.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, China to sign environment agreements
China’s Deputy Minister of Ecology and Environment will be signing MoUs with his Cambodian counterpart relating to cooperation on environmental protection.
— Khmer Times

Prosecutors at ECCC issue summaries of Case 004 statements
The international Co-prosecutors (ICPs) at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) has issued a summary of their final statements in Case 004 against Yim Tith, while the pre-trial chamber dismissed the previous case against Im Chaem due to a lack of jurisdiction.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Direct flight to Indonesia ready by 2019: Ministry
Cambodia will have a direct air connection with Indonesia, Asean’s biggest economy, as soon as next year, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
— Khmer Times

Lodgis Hospitality acquires two Raffles hotels in Cambodia
Singapore-based Lodgis Hospitality, a joint venture between Warburg Pincus and Vinacapital, has acquired two hotels in Cambodia: The Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh and the Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor Siem Reap.
— Hotel Management


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