Cambodia Morning News For June 14

Cambodia Morning News For June 14
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia Condemns US Sanctions on Hun Sen’s Bodyguard Chief Over Rights Abuses
Cambodia’s defense and foreign ministries on Wednesday condemned a U.S. decision to slap sanctions on the commander of Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen’s bodyguard unit for decades of human rights abuses, while a top exiled opposition leader hailed the penalties and said Hun Sen ordered the atrocities and should also be sanctioned.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Military Apparatus Overhauled Ahead of Tense Election
A close aide to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his eldest son have been promoted to the leading roles in the Cambodian military ahead of July’s general election, according to a report.
— VOA Cambodia

Hun Sen Removes All Challengers Ahead of July Vote
Cambodia’s national elections next month are widely expected to be neither free nor fair after Prime Minister Hun Sen dissolved the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in November over its alleged involvement in a plot to topple the government.
— Radio Free Asia

Minister of Public Works Signs MoU with a Chinese Company on Drainage Projects in Three Provinces
Ministry of Public Works and Transport signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chinese company on “Cooperation on the Feasibility Study and Master Plan Project for Municipal Sewerage/ Drainage System Development in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Ta khmau Towns”.
— Fresh News

Younger generations largely pushing growth in lease sector
The leasing sector is seeing explosive growth in Cambodia with the emergence of new services that allow consumers to purchase motorbikes, cars, and other household appliances.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Next Asean meeting on tourism qualifications to be held in Cambodia
The second edition of a conference on the mutual recognition of professionals in the tourism industry across Asean member states will take place in Phnom Penh’s Sokha Hotel on June 20-21.
— Khmer Times

Police warn boycott FB group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign”
Police said on Tuesday that they will pick up members of a Facebook group involved in the “Clean Fingers Campaign” that promotes a boycott of next month’s national elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Preah Vihear families seek land dispute solution
Almost 150 people representing some 253 families from Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district travelled to Phnom Penh on Tuesday to seek help from the authorities to resolve an ongoing land dispute.
— The Phnom Penh Post

SECC unveils new CIS-related licenses
The Securities Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC), the regulator of the local capital market, issued a statement Monday announcing a raft of new licenses related to collective investment schemes that are now available to the public.
— Khmer Times

What is the Cambodia-Lao PDR-Vietnam Development Triangle Area?
With globalisation in full force, more and more Southeast Asian countries are beginning to realise the importance of economic cooperation for the sake of economic growth.
— The Asean Post

Thailand offers solution to local cassava virus
Cambodia is considering using a newly developed Thai seed to fight an outbreak of the mosaic virus in Cassava plantations in the country’s east.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian schools told to stop improvising bells from war-era bombs
Cambodia’s government has told schools across the country to stop converting war-era ordnance into school bells to prevent possible explosions.
— Richmond-news


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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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