Cambodia Morning News For June 19

Cambodia Morning News For June 19
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Cambodia morning newsCambodian prince flown to Bangkok hospital after car crash
A Cambodian prince hurt in a car crash that killed his wife was flown to Bangkok for treatment Monday and is expected to recover, a member of his political party said.
— The News

Sihanoukville Provincial Court Orders to Detain Driver Causing Prince Ranariddh Injured and Wife Deceased
Sihanoukville provincial investigating judge Plong Visal, on Monday, detained a taxi driver, 34, charged of “careless driving” who accidentally hit Prince Ranariddh’s car causing the Prince injured and his wife Ouk Phalla deceased, according to the court’s order.
— Fresh News

Third violator of lèse majesté law arrested
A THIRD person has been arrested under the Kingdom’s newly passed lèse majesté law over the weekend for a series of Facebook posts, according to the municipal court prosecutor.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China grants additional military funding
China has granted Cambodia’s armed forces with $130 million in aid, a senior official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Hopes grow as agriculture sector gains from initiative
AS one of the Kingdom’s main engines of economic growth, the agricultural sector has been drawing increased attention recently from both the government and development partners.
— The Phnom Penh Post

New sub-decree aims to manage non-tax revenue collection
The government yesterday released sub-decree No 72 to enhance efficiency and transparency in the management of non-tax revenue.
— Khmer Times

Thais asked to hasten work on train MoU
Prime Minister Hun Sen last week urged Thai officials to speed up work on finalising the details of a memorandum of understanding that will specify the rules for the transportation of goods by train across the border between Cambodia and Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Dismisses Electoral Watchdog’s Assessment of Upcoming Ballot as Neither Free Nor Fair
Cambodia’s government on Monday dismissed a report by a regional election watchdog, which said that the country’s upcoming general ballot will be neither free nor fair amid a months-long crackdown on the political opposition, NGOs and independent media.
— Radio Free Asia

Government to regulate service charges
In a bid to increase transparency between businesses and their customers in the tourism industry, the government has issued a directive regulating the use of service fees.
— Khmer Times

Japan puts new customs system on the table
Japan last week proposed that Cambodia replaces its current customs administration system, ASYCUDA, with Japan-made NACCS.
— Khmer Times

Government hits back at UN human rights officials
CAMBODIAN officials have accused two United Nations (UN) human rights experts of interfering in its internal affairs when they commented on the freedom of opinion and expression in the Kingdom and the media code of conduct for the July 29 national elections.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia makes waves in Kunming expo
Approximately 20 Cambodian companies are exhibiting their products at the fifth China-South Asia Expo (CSAEXPO) in Kunming, in China’s Yunnan province.
— Khmer Times

Japan to Host Tanabata Festival, Commemorates 65th Anniversary Cambodia-Japan Diplomacy
The Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, Japan Foundation Asia Center, and Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC) will celebrate Tanabata Festival for the purpose of introducing culture exchange between the two nations, to be held from 5 July to 6 July 2018 at CJCC, according to the Embassy of Japan’s press release Fresh News received on Monday.
— Fresh News

Khmer-Vietnamese Association gets nod
The Interior Ministry has authorised the Khmer-Vietnamese Association to register on its list of organisations, Vietnamese media have reported.
— Khmer Times

Witness of history: Who is Cambodia’s Queen Mother?
Today marks the 82nd birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia.
— Southeast Asia Globe

Indonesia exchange links up with CDX
CAMBODIA’S central counterparty firm, Derivatives Exchange (CDX), announced their cooperation with Indonesia-based Jakarta Futures Exchange (JFX) on Friday and expressed hope that the move would boost growth in the Kingdom’s derivatives trading market.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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