Cambodia Morning News For March 12

Cambodia Morning News For March 12
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Cambodia morning newsUN Seeks Details on Land Shooting as Cambodia Silences Witness
The United Nations and a rights group on Friday called for an investigation into the shooting of land rights protesters in Cambodia’s Kratie province the previous day, as a key witness recanted her account of six dead after being arrested.
— Radio Free Asia

Japanese life insurance company to enter market
Tokyo-based insurance company Dai-icihi Life Holdings is set to enter the Cambodian market, possibly in the next few weeks, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review (NAR).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Death, Injuries Reported: Cambodia Army Fires on Villagers (video)
Against a backdrop of a rapidly decreasing civil space dramatic video emerged overnight of Cambodia army soldiers shooting into protestors in Kratie province, northeastern Cambodia, with local media reporting of unverified deaths and injuries to protestors, as well as injuries to security officials.
— AEC News Today (video)

Prospect of another Koh Kong dam raised
The government is forming an interministerial committee to review an application from a Chinese firm to build another hydropower dam in Koh Kong province, according to a spokesman from the Mines and Energy Ministry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gareth Evans on confronting Hun Sen
On 9 March, the ANU played host to Cambodia on the Brink, a public conference at which scholars, activists, and political leaders assessed where Cambodian politics are headed after Hun Sen’s recent crackdown.
— New Mandala

Council of Ministers Releases White Paper in English
The Council of Ministers’s Press Quick Reaction Unit published 86 pages of White Paper in English version after a short release of Khmer version with the theme political situation in Cambodia “Strengthening the Rule of Law and Liberal Democratic Process”, dated on 10 March 2018.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Eyes Water Transport Body
In a bid to address the high cost of logistics in the country, Cambodia plans to apply for membership at the Japanese branch of the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (Pianc-Japan), a move that would allow the country to gain expertise in infrastructure development and the management of ports and waterways.
— B2B

Khmer Civilian Experts: Flag Is a Symbol of Sovereign State
Khmer civilization expert Roth Sondab said on Saturday that by using Cambodia’s flag, Montagnard’s flag and the United States’ flag during the agreement between Sam Rainsy and Kok Ksor, Vietnamese leader of the Degar indigenous group, it is clear that the Montagnard is a sovereign state, as the flag is the symbol of sovereignty and territorial integrity of each state.
— Fresh News

River festival sporting gala ends in Takhmao
The three-day annual Mekong River Festival and multi-sport gala, which concluded today, attracted thousands of visitors to the Phnom Penh suburb of Takhmao this weekend.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Launches Halal Certification And Label
A halal certification created by the Cambodian government is now available for companies that produce or sell food items in the kingdom.
— B2B


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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

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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