Cambodia Morning News For March 16

Cambodia Morning News For March 16
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Cambodia morning newsThe Tax Man Cometh: Claims The Phnom Penh Post is Living on Borrowed Time (video)
Failing a massive cash injection in the next 60 days the future of Cambodia’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post, appears grim, with the 26-year-old tabloid set to become the latest victim of Cambodia’s rush to compliance and ramped up enforcement.
— AEC News Today (video)

Hun Sen promises more money for science research
While mentions of robots, nuclear reactors and artificial intelligence appeared in presentations during a technology conference in Phnom Penh on Thursday, speakers agreed that the Kingdom has been slow to adopt these technologies due to a lack of education.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Plans take root for cassava processor
A Chinese-based investment firm has announced plans to begin construction on the first of 10 cassava processing plants next month, with a total planned investment of $150 million, according to Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Government reclaims protected mangrove forest from tycoon
The Cambodian government has taken back 13 hectares of protected mangrove forest in Koh Kong province which were illegally sold off to a tycoon and filled up with sand, according to The Phnom Penh Post Online on Thursday.
— Thai PBS

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Kicks Off Australia Trip as Protests Over Rights Record Loom
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen kicked off a trip to Australia Thursday to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sydney, amid protests over his government’s crackdown on the opposition in the lead up to general elections in July.
— Radio Free Asia

Fortumo partners with Apigate to launch content services in Cambodia
Fortumo and Apigate, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital, have partnered to launch content services in Cambodia via Smart Axiata’s direct carrier billing API, according to a press release. This collaboration will enable Smart subscribers to purchase digital content and games in app stores and charge the transaction to their mobile phone bill.
— Mobile Payment Today

Australia to raise rights concerns with Myanmar, Cambodia at ASEAN summit
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she will raise human rights concerns with Myanmar and Cambodian leaders during a three-day summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that begins in Sydney on Friday.
— Business Insider

EU-Cambodia Issues Joint Press Release of 10th Joint Committee Meeting
EU-Cambodia held the 10th Joint Committee Meeting in Brussels on March 14, 2018, co-chaired by Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director Asia and Pacific of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and Luy David, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Villagers Evicted in Land Dispute Appeal For Government Help
Cambodian villagers evicted from their land last week amid scenes of violence and reported shooting deaths appealed on Thursday for government help in securing new farmland and building new homes.
— Radio Free Asia

Australian among two killed in Cambodia landmine accident
An Australian and a Cambodian were killed and a second Australian injured when a landmine was accidentally detonated during a military training exercise west of Phnom Penh, police say.
— The Guardian


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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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