Cambodia Morning News For June 15

Cambodia Morning News For June 15
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Cambodia morning newsMFAIC: Cambodia Elected Member of ECOSOC
The Kingdom of Cambodia was elected as a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for one year term 2019 with the supporting votes 183 out of 188, according to MFAIC’s press release dated on 13 June 2018.
— Fresh News

Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen’s recipe for victory in Cambodian poll
Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the restless crowd by announcing that everyone would receive a cash gift.
— Reuters

Aviation sectors brings $128m to state’s coffers
The aviation sector generated more than $128 million in revenues from 2013 to 2017 that went straight to public coffers, according to a government report published Tuesday.
— Khmer Times

General Hing Bun Hieng Responds to the US’s Sanction
Cambodian General Hing Bun Hieng, Head of the Prime Minister Bodyguard Unit and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces urged the US’s Treasury Department to implement the sanctions as soon as possible, according to his letter dated on 14 June 2018.
— Fresh News

Hun Manet gets promotion
The deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), Lieutenant General Hun Manet, will be promoted to acting chief of the joint staffs and chief of the armed forces. However, he retains his current responsibilities as well.
— The Phnom Penh Post

US Lawmakers Call For Increased Pressure on Cambodia to Release Former RFA Reporters
Several U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt to ramp up pressure on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government to release two former RFA reporters who have spent seven months behind bars on “espionage” charges.
— Radio Free Asia

US real estate name enters Kingdom
The real estate market in Cambodia has witnessed rapid progress, especially over the last four to five years. Unfortunately, many have noted that human resources and other vital areas of the workforce seem to be lagging.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New loan scheme for tourism students takes aim at labour shortage
The government on Wednesday announced they are working on a loan scheme that will help tourism students finance courses at universities and vocational centres.
— Khmer Times

New terminal to allow Sihanoukville port to process bigger loads
The Kingdom’s only deep-sea port, operated by state-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), will launch a new multipurpose terminal on June 25, to accommodate larger vessels with heavy loads, it said on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health calls out sex pill vendors
In a series of posts to its Facebook page, the Ministry of Health named a number of products being advertised, such as PLUS FORT, Gold Ant USA, and Developed Sex.
— The Nation

Pushing for girl empowerment, gender impartialities
Plan International Cambodia recently received funding from Plan International Germany to implement an exciting five-year “Girls Lead”, a project that aims to empower girls and boys aged 12 to 17 to learn, share, create and lead efforts to promote social development and gender equality in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen to Lead a Delegation to Attend ACMECS in Thailand
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation to attend the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS) and will also chair the 9th Summit of Cambodia-Laos PDR-Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) to be held from June 15-16, 2018 in Thailand.
— Fresh News

Wing inks agreement on Malaysia remittances
Wing Specialized Bank, the local mobile banking provider, recently launched international remittance services from Malaysia, after inking a partnership deal with that country’s financial technology firm, Valyou.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia a ‘beacon for Muslim coexistence,’ says OIC chief
While some Southeast Asian countries struggle to get to grips with anti-Muslim sentiment, Cambodia’s positive approach to integration is yielding dividends, with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chief describing the country as “a beacon of peace and tolerance.”
— Arab News

Porsche Cambodia celebrates 70th anniversary of Porsche cars
Precision Cars (Cambodia) Limited, the official importer and distributor of Porsche cars in Cambodia, celebrated the 70th anniversary of Porsche with its customers, Porsche Club Cambodia Members, fans and media partners from 8 to 9 June at Porsche Centre Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times


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