Cambodia Morning News For March 2

Cambodia Morning News For March 2
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia acts tough toward US with China in its corner
The Cambodian government on Wednesday shooed away the U.S.’s decision to cut aid to the Southeast Asian country, which is strengthening ties with China.
— Nikkei Asian Review

India’s Increasing Cambodia Interest Timely as EU, US Ties Strain (video)
The recent visit to India by Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen has only served to highlight the tiny kingdom’s rising allure.
— AEC News Today (video)

Phnom Penh airport train to start on April 10
The new rail line between Phnom Penh International Airport and the railway station on Monivong Boulevard is scheduled to open on April 10, according to government and Royal Railways officials.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Telecoms given more time to pay into funds
The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has extended the deadline for telecoms to make mandatory contributions to a pair of funds by a month after a large percentage of the companies did not pay, according to one fund’s manager.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Australian Lawmakers Slam Cambodia’s Hun Sen For Threats of Violence Against Protesters
Australian lawmakers condemned Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday for remarks that he will attack anyone who protests against him when he travels to Sydney for a conference of regional leaders in mid-March.
— Radio Free Asia

Labor and Interior Ministries Avail 30 Days for Foreigners to Obtain Work Permits
The Interior Ministry and Labor Ministry gave 30 days to over 100,000 foreign employers and foreign workers in Cambodia to obtain a work permit at the Labor Ministry, said Sok Phal, Head of the Interior Ministry’s Immigration Department, in an interview with media on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Official releases EU trade data amid spat
Cambodia exported about $3 billion worth of goods to the EU in the first nine months of last year, according to Ouch Borith, a secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s elites poised to gain the most from new lèse majesté law
Hun Sen’s government pushed through laws on lèse majesté, public assembly and voting rights. His latest moves confirm the death of Cambodian democracy.
— Asean Today

Cellcard keeps crown as cell firms ranked on speed
A recent analysis of Cambodia’s top three cellular service providers found that Cellcard has retained its spot as the network with the highest download speeds in the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry of Economy Collects Nearly $5B in 2017
Ministry of Economy and Finance collected approximately $5 billion of revenue in 2017, according to the ministry’s press release on Wednesday during the Annual Meeting on Monitoring and Evaluation of the 2017 Budget Implementation, held at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Cambodia’s property news and views in brief
A roundup of property related news in Cambodia, including the creation of a marine national park and new advertising laws for construction sights
— Southeast Asia Globe

PM Hun Sen to Increase Salary for the Second Time to RCAF in April (Video inside)
Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Thursday to continue increasing salary for Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in April, with a bonus of $12.5 (50,000 riel), speaking at the inauguration ceremony of 4-million-dollar Pagoda in Srey Santhor district, Kampong Cham province on Thursday.
— 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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