Cambodia Morning News For June 1

Cambodia Morning News For June 1
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Cambodia morning newsCambodian caught for spreading fake news about Prayut
A Cambodian man has reportedly been arrested in Phnom Penh after allegedly posting fake news about the Thai prime minister on the internet while six Thais have been detained in Bangkok for sharing it, according to Thai police.
— Bangkok Post

PM issues warning against fake voters
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned that anyone pretending to vote in the July national poll by putting unofficial ink on their fingers will be prosecuted.
— Khmer Times

National Assembly Adopts Four Draft Law
The National Assembly at the 10th session of the fifth legislature on Thursday, presided over by President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, enacted the four draft laws.
— Fresh News

Cement factory comes online in Battambang
Capitalising on the burgeoning construction sector, a new cement factory valued at $230 million started operations in Battambang yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of region
Farmers and anglers in Cambodia depend on the Mekong River’s predictable seasonal patterns, but new dams for hydroelectricity are altering the hydrology of the river.

Ministry to promote more use of machinery
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is developing a policy to promote the use of machinery in large- and small-scale farms.
— The Phnom Penh Post

IMF-backed stats portal launches
Cambodia officially launched the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), a portal that publishes essential macroeconomic data in a bid to enhance transparency and openness.
— Khmer Times

MFI looks to provide loans to the struggling pepper sector
PRASAC, the Kingdom’s largest microfinance institution (MFI), has launched a new loan program for pepper farmers to help the industry get back on its feet after plunging prices all but decimated it.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sihanoukville welcomes new development
Sky Mountain View Investment began construction this week in Sihanoukville of a $109 million project consisting of a commercial building and hotel.
— Khmer Times

Network created to stop fishing abuse
A newly created independent network was launched on Wednesday in Thailand to combat the abuse and exploitation of fishermen, most of whom are Cambodian and Myanmar migrants.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New consulting firm opens in Phnom Penh
A new investment consulting firm based in Phnom Penh and targeting Cambodian and international companies launched on Wednesday.
— Khmer Times

Military runs live-fire exercise
Nearly 2,000 soldiers have participated in a live-ammunition exercise, the Golden Hanuman 2018, over the past two days, using heavy weapons and armoured vehicles in the border region between Kampot, Takeo and Kampong Speu provinces.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Solar solution: the company aiming to power up rural Cambodia
As a project manager for Kamworks, one of Cambodia’s leading solar energy companies, Matt Viner is working to develop a solar platform that will provide rural households with affordable, reliable, renewable energy.
— Southeat Asia Globe

No Changes in Real Estate Price, Says Real Estate Expert
Cheng Kheng, founder and the managing director of Cambodia Properties Limited, said that there is no changes in the price of real estate even the election of the 6th National Assembly Representative is approaching.
— Fresh News

Organic methods take hold among Koh Kong’s durian farmers
The sky is clear this afternoon after a morning of heavy downpours. In Thmor Bang district, in the southeastern province of Koh Kong, a farmer walks towards the field to check on his crops. He is now planting banana and durian trees.
— Khmer Times

Ex-Khmer Rouge Slavemaster Now a Christian, But Still Remorseless
As a young woman, her zealousness in applying the tenets of Maoism helped propel her through the ranks of the ultra-Communist regime.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia Achieves Goal in Fighting Against HIV
Eamonn Murphy, director of the United Nations Program on HIV /AIDS (UNAIDS), said that Cambodia is one of the seven countries in the world to achieve the goals of combating HIV/AIDS.
— Fresh News


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