Cambodia Morning News For March 15

Cambodia Morning News For March 15
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Cambodia morning newsUN envoys urges Cambodia to heed need for human rights
With political and press freedoms under pressure ahead of elections scheduled for July, the U.N.’s specially appointed researcher on human rights in Cambodia said Wednesday it is a mistake for the government of long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen to prioritize stability and development over human rights.
— The Washington Post

The future of cashless systems in a cash-based economy
In a country where most people are paid in cash and the majority of businesses are cash-only, cashless payment platforms can appear out of place.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia inaugurates 1st own-built bridge across Mekong River tributary
Cambodia on Wednesday inaugurated its first own-built concrete bridge across a Mekong River tributary in southeastern Kampong Cham province.
— Xinhua

Green funding will be first for Kingdom: ADB
The Asian Development Bank’s recent announcement of $40 million in funding for Cambodia marks the first funds from the Green Climate Fund that were earmarked for the Kingdom, according to ADB officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s war on the press
While just six months ago journalist Yeang Sothearin was chasing stories on politics and rights abuses in Cambodia, the former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporter now spends his days inside an overcrowded cell in Phnom Penh’s squalid Prey Sar prison.
— UCA News

Grab setting wheels in motion for victory in ride-hailing fight
Following reports that Uber plans to sell some of its Southeast Asia assets to Grab, the strategies and experiences of the two ride-hailing applications in Cambodia reveal differences in the pairs’ approaches to new markets.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Discrepancy among ministries over garment data
Annual reports from two ministries released on Monday appear to show significantly different numbers of factories, enterprises and garment factory workers in Cambodia last year, and officials at the two ministries contacted yesterday did not explain the contradictory data.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia asks for UN’s supervision in NA elections
Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) has suggested the UN send observers or set up an office at the NEC’s headquarters to observe the country’s 6th National Assembly elections in late July.
— VietnamPlus

Hacks a ‘wakeup call’ to telecom security weaknesses: gov’t
Telecommunications officials have raised the possibility that a series of hacks against government officials and ministries could have been so-called SS7 attacks, a recently discovered hacking method that involves taking over a person’s cellphone number.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU to reinforce cooperation with Cambodia
The European Union (EU) has affirmed it would consolidate relations with Cambodia at the 10th EU-Cambodia Joint Committee meeting in Brussels, Belgium, from March 12-14, according to Fresh News, the most read news website in Cambodia.
— VietnamPlus

Marriot collaborating on five-star hotel in Sihanoukville
Hotel giant Marriot International will partner with local firm Grand Lion Group to build a 388-room, five-star hotel in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, according to a press release from the company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen to Distribute 5,000 Copies of Educating Books to Cambodians in AUS and NZ (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced to distribute 5,000 copies of two different books entitled “Krom Ngoy” and “Ou Chong” to Cambodian people living in Australia and New Zealand.
— Fresh News (video)


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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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