Cambodia Morning News For June 12

Cambodia Morning News For June 12
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Cambodia morning newsChina-funded road section opened in Cambodia
Cambodia on Monday inaugurated a 251-kilometer section of the China-funded national road No.6 from southeastern Kampong Cham province to northwestern Siem Reap province.
— Global Times

Civil society groups slam gov’t web-monitor group
Some 116 organisations and associations have urged Cambodian officials to dismantle the new inter-ministry working group that was recently set up to monitor social networking sites, claiming it is an “abuse on the rights and freedom of expression via the internet”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Prime Minister unveils plan for new road along Thai border
The government yesterday announced its intention to pitch a new project to China that would consist of a road along the border with Thailand connecting the provinces of Pailin and Koh Kong.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen’s Visit to India Attracts More Investors to Cambodia, Says Indian Defense Minister
Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thanked Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for his recent visit to India and signed several agreements of cooperation involving private sector, which attracted Indian investors to invest in Cambodia, Eang Sophalleth, personal secretary to Prime Minister Hun Sen, said Monday at Peace Palace Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Senate Enacts Four Draft Laws
Cambodian Senate approved the four draft laws in the first session of the 4th legislative session on Monday, presided over by Cambodian Senate President Say Chhum on Monday.
— Fresh News

EZECOM enters alliance with LXT Networks
Cambodia’s largest operator EZECOM has entered a strategic partnership with intra-ASEAN wholesale provider LXT Networks to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
— Telecomasia

Kingdom falls in peace survey
Government officials denounced a report from an Australia-based think tank, calling it “foolish” and “unrealistic”, after it lowered the Kingdom’s rank on its peace index, citing the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as a primary reason.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Minister of Commerce Urges Thailand to Stop Using Angkor Wat Symbol on Thai Rice Sack
Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak requested the Thai side to review the sale of Thai rice using Cambodian Angkor Wat Temple as a symbol on their rice sacks in Montreal, Canada.
— Fresh News

Labour Ministry and business association tackle skills gap
The Ministry of Labour and the Cambodian Federation of Employers and Business Associations (Camfeba) yesterday agreed to work together to reduce the nation’s infamous skills gap, signing a memorandum of understanding to establish Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).
— Khmer Times

Japan Tobacco rejoins Kingdom’s ATIC
Japan Tobacco International (JTI), one of Cambodia’s biggest cigarette distributors, has announced that it is rejoining the Association of the Tobacco Industry of Cambodia (ATIC) following a recent ATIC promise to combat illegal cigarette sales and fake products.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Democracy Tied to ‘Universal Values,’ Cambodian Opposition Leader Says
True democracy reflects universal values and cannot be reshaped to fit the needs of dictators, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said in an interview on Monday by telephone from Paris, where he lives in self-imposed exile to avoid convictions at home seen as politically motivated.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Smart unveils SmartStart cycle 2 winning teams
Smart Cambodia has announced that 5 teams won USD 4,000 and a 6-month incubator program to transform their tech ideas into reality with SmartStart: Young Innovator Program Cycle 2.
— Telecompaper

Cambodia ripe for global casino brand: GMA’s Klebanow
Cambodia has some attributes that make it potentially attractive to an international casino brand, says Andrew Klebanow, senior partner at business consultancy Global Market Advisors LLC.
— Ggrasia

Stirling tech used for disaster management in Cambodia
thinkWhere, the Stirling technology company, is using the latest web based mapping technology to improve disaster management and response in Cambodia.
— Future Cost


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