Cambodia Morning News For June 11

Cambodia Morning News For June 11
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Cambodia morning newsJustice Minister Orders Court to Take Action against Sam Rainsy’s Insult His Majesty
Spokesman of Ministry of Justice Kim Santepheap said Sunday that Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana requested the Phnom Penh Municiple Court (PPMC) to take legal action against Sam Rainsy’s accusation the Royal Message a forgery, which is widely seen as an insult.
— Fresh News

No decision by EU yet to cut ties
The European Union (EU) has not announced cutting relations with Cambodia, but it will be sending a delegation of senior officials to the Kingdom later this year to monitor the situation, according to the EU ambassador to Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China roundtable dialogue on new economy held in Phnom Penh
A roundtable dialogue on new economy between Cambodia and China was held here on Sunday, focusing on the development of e-commerce, media and tourism.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Post launches e-payment, money transfer app
In a bid to modernise its offer of services, Cambodia Post, the state agency responsible for providing postal service in the Kingdom, on Friday unveiled a new application that enables electronic payments for a range of services as well as money transfers.
— Khmer Times

Golden Rice secures $14 million loan
Golden Rice, a local rice miller and exporter, will expand its production capacity with a new $14 million loan disbursed by Proparco, the private investment arm of Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
— Khmer Times

Asean, Cambodia celebrate Intl Day for Biological Diversity
The month of May marked the worldwide celebration of the “variety of life on Earth,” or what is collectively known as biodiversity. It encompasses all life forms—microorganisms, plants, animals and humans. Biodiversity is where people get their food, clothing, shelter and medicine, among many other basic needs for survival.
— Business Mirror

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. These changes have the potential to threaten fish migration, livelihoods, and regional food security.
— Tunisiesoir (reports)

Amru bags rice deals worth almost $10M
Amru Rice Group, one of Cambodia’s largest rice exporters, on Thursday signed a contract purchase agreement with 4,000 organic rice farmers in Preah Vihear province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Interview: Cambodian FM says Cambodia can bridge SCO and ASEAN
Cambodia can bridge the economies of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which will help Cambodia’s socio-economic development and diversify its export markets, the country’s foreign minister said in a recent interview with Chinese media.
— Xinhua

Kingdom ISP provider links up with Thai firm
EZECOM, Cambodia’s wholesale internet service provider (ISP), announced on Thursday that it has reached a partnership agreement with Thai-based LXT Networks to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge five countries in Asean.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese medical team treats 8,000 patients in Cambodia
A Chinese medical team went to Cambodia and treated more than 8,000 patients in 20 days, serving rural communities in three provinces.
— Xinhua

Five teams advance to final phase of tech startup programme
After coming out on top in a grueling two-day hackathon event that ended Saturday, five teams composed of young entrepreneurs will join the final phase of SmartStart’s Young Innovator Programme.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Kratié province offers an idyllic rural escape on the banks of the Mekong River, with dolphin watching, and home stays
In the second instalment shining the spotlight on Cambodia’s rising destinations, Marissa Carruthers visits the eastern province of Kratié to experience nature and get a taste of rural life
— South China Morning Post

No monkey business for illegal farm
Officials on Friday raided a monkey farm in Preah Vihear province over the facility’s lack of permission to raise hundreds of monkeys in Preah Khlaing commune.
— Khmer Times


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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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