Cambodia Morning News For June 8

Cambodia Morning News For June 8

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen’s unconvincing defence of multiparty democracy
Recent events in Malaysia proved how unpredictable elections can be. The opposite is true in in Cambodia. There, Hun Sen has all but guaranteed his re-election on July 29.
— Asean Today

Cambodia to be vice-president of UNGA
Cambodia has been elected as one of the vice-presidents of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Exports Over 240,000 Tons of Rice in the First 5 Months of 2018
Report on Cambodian rice exports in May released on Tuesday indicated that in the first five months of 2018, Cambodia exported more than 240,219 tons of rice to 70 countries, a decrease of 6.8% compared to the same period in 2017, which was 257,637 tons.
— Fresh News

Even more commercial spaces set to open in capital
Phnom Penh is set to welcome 11 additional retail outlets this year, bringing the total area to 370,000 square metres – up from 220,000 last year, said industry insiders.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Fisheries conservation project headed to Europe for approval
The feasibility study on a promising fisheries-conservation project that will be financed by the European Union has been finished, and will now be presented to European lawmakers for approval, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
— Khmer Times

Telecom partnership to boost connectivity
Cambodia-based Ezecom and Thai-owned LXT Networks teamed up to allow access to each other’s international submarine cable systems, an arrangement expected to boost cross-border connectivity and deliver more capacity for users in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
— Khmer Times

Twin-tower projects proving popular around Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is home to an increasing number of modern skyscrapers which are replacing Khmer-style architecture that long dominated the capital.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Amru Rice expands rice silo in Kampong Thom
Amru Rice, a leading rice miller and exporter, has invested $4 million to expand the storage capacity of a silo being built in Kampong Thom province under a government lending scheme.
— Khmer Times

Popular Ride-Sharing Firm Grab Partners With Cambodian Gov’t in Road Safety Project
The project, known as Sumai, hopes to provide data to better inform decisions about transport policy in the Cambodian capital.
— VOA Cambodia

Passengers relish new airport shuttle experience
It is a noisy morning at the Royal Railway Station in Phnom Penh, and the air is filled with the sounds of heavy traffic and strident honking from the surrounding streets.
— Khmer Times

Sen. Michael Baumgartner defends meeting with autocratic Cambodian leader Hun Sen
State Sen. Mike Baumgartner and other legislators were wrong to meet with Cambodia’s autocratic prime minister, because the visit could be easily exploited, an exiled leader of that country’s former opposition political party said.
— The Spokeman-Review

PM Hun Sen to Chair the 9th Summit of CLMV
Senior Minister Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Wednesday, discussed with Thai Ambassador to Cambodia Panyarak Poolthup about preparations for the upcoming Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Thailand.
— Fresh News

Power firm poised for listing on the CSX
The Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX) granted its approval for an initial eligibility review for Pestech (Cambodia) Ltd to be listed on the bourse.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Pi Pay, government partnership to ease payments of transport services
Pi Pay will work with the government to facilitate payment of services provided by the Ministry of Transportation by enabling access to cashless solutions for all citizens.
— Khmer Times

Education grant targets disadvantaged children
The Education Ministry’s Capacity Development Partnership Fund has accepted another multimillion dollar grant from the Global Partnership for Education in order to improve the quality of education for students lacking economic support.
— Khmer Times


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