Cambodia Morning News For June 4

Cambodia Morning News For June 4
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Cambodia morning newsCement factory sets sights on 5K tonnes a day
The Battambang Conch Cement Company Ltd officially inaugurated its $230 million factory in Battambang province on Thursday. It will have a total production capacity of 5,000 tonnes per day.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal pork destined for capital seized
Anti-economic crime police in Banteay Meanchey province yesterday seized more than 1,000 kilos of bad pork giblets being illegally imported from Thailand along National Road 5 in Serey Sophorn city.
— Khmer Times

‘This is development’: Cambodia’s electricity push leaves the dead swimming in their graves and the living begging for land
Only 16 per cent of the country had access to electricity in 2000, but that has skyrocketed to almost 50 per cent now with much of that progress driven by dams.
— South China Morning Post

Sesan dam victims ‘to be given new facilities’
The Stung Treng provinical governor has pledged to build facilities for the remaining Banong ethnic villagers who were affected by flooding caused by the controversial Lower Sesan II Dam.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Illegal timber still flowing: EIA
More than one million cubic metres of illegal timber has flowed unhindered from protected areas in Cambodia’s northeast provinces to Vietnam as the latter continues its role as a serial illegal timber trade offender, according to a report issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency.
— Khmer Times

PM Hun Sen Re-appeals for Authorities to Facilitate Political Parties’ Activities
Presiding over the inauguration ceremony of Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) headquarter in Tbong Khmum province on Saturday morning, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen once again appealed for authorities at all levels to facilitate the political parties’ tags and other activities.
— Fresh News

United States donates $1.6 million to CMAC
The United States has granted a Cambodian demining organisation a $1.6 million grant, despite a suspension of aid last year following a war of words between the countries over what the former claimed was democratic backsliding in the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thailand pledges stronger agricultural assistance
Thailand on Thursday pledged to assist Cambodia in identifying and delimiting high potential agricultural land in the Kingdom, further strengthening cooperation in the sector between the two Asean neighbours.
— Khmer Times

Ministry and the CRF probe bogus claims on rice packages
The Ministry of Commerce and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) are investigating rice packaging that uses Angkor Wat as its logo but claims to be a “Product of Thailand”.
— The Phnom Penh Post

GMS countries discuss food safety
High-ranking officials from the Greater Mekong Subregion convened last week to discuss regional cooperation in food safety, agricultural trade and the implementation of the GMS Strategy and the Siem Reap Action Plan.
— Khmer Times

Freedom of Information in Cambodia Is Wide Open, Says CEO of Fresh News in SCO Media Summit
Founder and CEO of Fresh News in Cambodia, Lim Chea Vutha told the mainstream media outlets from 17 countries that the freedom of expression and rights to information in Cambodia is comprehensive and all-inclusive.
— Fresh News

HK firm considers local soursops
A Hong Kong-based firm is eyeing imports of Cambodian soursop to produce juice, according to the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture, or CEDAC.
— Khmer Times

Digitalisation in Cambodian SMEs: Q&A with Kan Channmeta
In recent months, the government has stepped up efforts to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) digitalise processes by adopting the latest technologies in business management and accounting.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Volunteer to Clarify Case in Thailand Return Home (Video inside)
A 21-year-old Cambodian Heng Ratanak returned home on Saturday without any arrests after volunteering to be a witness in Thailand for allegedly posting fake news on May 30, 2018 about comments made by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
— Fresh news (video)

Cash boost for anti-HIV treatment
The government is to add millions of dollars to its budget for drugs against HIV and its opportunistic illnesses for its battle to reduce and eliminate infections.
— Khmer Times


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