Cambodia Morning News For June 29

Cambodia Morning News For June 29

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s Dirty Dozen
Under Prime Minister Hun Sen, Cambodia is in a human rights freefall. Despite the strong human rights provisions in the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements and the 1993 constitution—and billions of dollars in development aid, including a plethora of technical assistance devoted to the rule of lanetw, judicial reform, and human rights—the country is rapidly reverting towards a one-party state.
— Human Rights Watch

Cambodia’s Goodwill Mission to EU to Provide Clarification of Truth in Cambodia
At the instruction of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has dispatched to the European Union (EU) from 18 June to 1 July 2018 a Goodwill Mission led by H.E Sok Siphana, Advisor of the Royal Government of Cambodia, in order to provide clarification about the truth in Cambodia to the main senior officials of the European Commission, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament and other important dignitaries,” according to MoFAIC’s press release on Thursday.
— Fresh News (media release)

Airport in Sihanoukville gets a major facelift
Sihanoukville International Airport is set to see higher passenger arrivals, thanks to the refurbishment of its passenger terminal, Cambodia Airports announced.
— The Phnom Penh Post

‘Fake’ technicians at gas stations to be pursued by CamControl
CamControl yesterday issued a statement threatening punitive measures against people who impersonate Ministry of Commerce officials to receive money from gas station owners.
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap resort in works by China firm
Shanghai-based Join.In Hospitality Management (JHM) has revealed plans to expand its Tonino Lamborghini Hotel & Resort – a luxury hotel chain – by opening a hotel in Siem Reap, its first outside China.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Garment Workers’ Minimum Wage Increases from $40 in 1997 to $170 in 2018: PM Hun Sen
Garment workers’ minimum wage has increased from $40 in 1997 to $170 in 2018, according to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in a meeting with 21,500 garment workers from 14 factories in Kompong Chnang’s Sameakki Mean Chey District, in central Cambodia.
— Fresh News (video)

RBD urges farmers to plant fragrant rice
With demand in foreign markets on the rise and its price increasing, the government is encouraging farmers to start planting a variety of fragrant rice known as ‘Sen Kro Ob’, which was named best rice in the Kingdom last year.
— Khmer Times

TRC issues warning to telcos
Four local telecommunications companies and one non-profit organisation have been warned by the Telecommunications Regulator of Cambodia (TRC), who on Tuesday threaten to cancel their business licenses if they fail to share requested company documents.
— Khmer Times

Special Interview with Former Cambodian Diplomatic Chief: “Cambodia-China Relations Are Comprehensive, Commemorates 60th Diplomatic Anniversary” (Video inside)
On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Cambodia-China diplomatic relations, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, gave a special interview at the Office of the Council of Ministers Phnom Penh on 28 June 2018.
— Fresh News (video)

Wah Sun reports 3 pct revenue hike due to Cambodian production
Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong-based handbag manufacturer with factories in Cambodia, reported a 3 percent revenue increase and wider gross profit margins last year due to Cambodia’s low labour costs and economies of scale.
— Khmer Times

Apsara Authority to Tear Down Illegal Construction at Angkor Site
Apsara Authority warned to unconditionally tear down any illegal and unauthorized constructions at the Angkor protected areas, according to the Apsara Authority’s press release on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Delegation defends trade status in Brussels
Cambodia earlier this month sent a goodwill mission to Brussels to lobby European lawmakers to keep the Kingdom’s current preferential trade status with the European bloc intact, according to a statement released yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian women’s team fly out
The Cambodian National Women’s Football Team departed for Palembang, Indonesia yesterday ahead of their participation in the 2018 AFF Women’s Championship which begins tomorrow.
— Khmer Times


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