Cambodia Morning News For June 13

Cambodia Morning News For June 13

Cambodia morning newsChina Helping Boost Cambodia Rice’ Global Image & Quality (video)
Despite a long history and the receipt of numerous awards the global market image of Cambodia rice lags far behind that from Thailand and Vietnam. One young Cambodian is attempting to change that, however, with a partnership with China’s largest food processing companies helping boost exports and drive up quality.
— AEC News Today (video)

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’
The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party should be allowed to contest the vote and that all political prisoners in the country should be freed.
— VOA Cambodia

US Treasury Slaps Sanctions on Cambodian PM’s Bodyguard Chief for Rights Abuses
The United States on Tuesday imposed financial sanctions on the head of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit for its role in “multiple attacks on unarmed Cambodians over the span of many years,” blocking the general’s assets and preventing U.S. nationals from doing business with him.
— Radio Free Asia

Ministry unveils new fund to support non-rice crop production
The Ministry of Economy and Finance yesterday launched a new $2-million fund to increase small farmers’ access to credit.
— Khmer Times

Government issues regulation on taxing oil production operations
The Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a sub-decree this week detailing taxation requirements for oil production operations in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Another player to enter market for cashless pay
Revenue Group Bhd, a Malaysia-based cashless payment solutions provider, has unveiled plans to expand its business in Cambodia and Myanmar, saying it will use some part of the capital it raises from an initial public offering (IPO).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand asked to intervene in Angkor Wat branding case
Cambodia on Monday asked Thai authorities to intervene to halt sales of Thai rice products that use Angkor Wat in their branding.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia court backs Donaco vs Thai trio on casino lease
A Cambodian court has acted to stop three Thai shareholders in casino operator Donaco International Ltd from ending the lease on the land occupied by its Star Vegas casino in Cambodia, the company has announced.
— GGRAsia

Peacekeeper’s family finally gets compensation
The family of a Cambodian peacekeeper who died of malaria in 2015 in Mali while on a UN peacekeeping mission yesterday finally received $70,000 in compensation as promised.
— Khmer Times

Phnom Penh court to hold Ricketson hearing
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court will hold the first hearing in the trial against Australian filmmaker James Ricketson on Friday, after closing the investigation last month, Ricketson’s defence lawyer said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Minister of Interior to Preside over the Destruction of Contaminated Food Products
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng will preside over the burning of 100 tons of low quality and chemical food products Kampong Speu province on June 14, 2018, according to MoI’s letter on Monday.
— Fresh News

Revenue Group to expand to Cambodia, Myanmar
Revenue Group Bhd plans to expand to Cambodia and Myanmar to provide electronic payment processing services following its initial public offering (IPO) exercise.
— The Malaysian Reserve

Thai ambassador talks migrant affairs
The Thai ambassador to Cambodia met with one of the country’s Deputy Prime Ministers on Monday to discuss the legalisation of about 300,000 migrant workers in Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Labour Ministry denies claims over NSSF faults
Officials from the Labour Ministry’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have denied allegations that its partner clinics offer poor medical treatment and discriminated against garment workers who checked in using the NSSF-issued ID card.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Immigration Police Arrests 26 Vietnamese and One Somali for Illegal Settlement
General Department of Immigration of Ministry of Interior, from June 11 to 12, arrested 26 Vietnamese nationals, 12 female, and one Somali man for illegally settling, working, and traveling in Cambodia.
— Fresh News


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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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