Cambodia Morning News For March 22

Cambodia Morning News For March 22
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Cambodia morning newsLeaked Letter Fails to Support The Phnom Penh Post Tax Claims
Following our exclusive report last week that Post Media, publisher of the the English- and Khmer-language editions of The Phnom Penh Post, was in dire need of a massive cash injection to meet a tax bill of some US$3.9 million, company executives have been desperately trying to shore up moral and the image of the publication… in the process stripping away the last vestiges of the two publications’ credibility in the process.
— AEC News Today

Cambodian-Canadian engineer pushes to use robots in UXO removal
You won’t find the “freedom to walk” inscribed in any UN conventions or national constitutions, but for 24-year-old Richard Yim, it’s one of the most important rights in the world.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Initial Construction Work For Twin Towers Begins
Initial construction work of the Thai Boon Roong Twin Commercial Centre in Phnom Penh started yesterday, according to an official who helped design the project.
— B2B

Singapore firm agrees to manage mall in The Peak
Singapore-based CapitaLand has signed an agreement to manage the mall located in Phnom Penh’s The Peak, which is set to open in 2020.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Thanks Australia For Agriculture Support
Cambodia reiterated the important role Australia plays in the development of its agriculture sector and urged leaders of the Commonwealth nation to support the modernisation of the industry through investments in modern factories and machinery.
— B2B

UN council to discuss ‘deteriorating’ rights situation in Cambodia
The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hear strong criticism of Cambodia’s government at a Thursday meeting in Geneva that will include statements from NGOs concerned about increasing repression of politicians and civil society.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Thai-Cambodian GBC agrees to upgrade 4 temporary border crossings
The Thai-Cambodian General Border Committee (GBC) has agreed to upgrade four temporary border crossings between the two countries into permanent ones, starting with the one at Khao Din in Sa Kaeo province oppoisite Cambodia’s Battambang province.
— Thai PBS

Rainsy Spends $250,000 on a Campaign to Sanction Cambodia’s Economy
“The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM), an organization created in January by exiled opposition politicians, this month retained American public relations firm BerlinRosen to manage a publicity campaign,” according to an article published by Asia Times on March 20, 2018, entitled “Cambodia exiles bid to buy influence in Washington”.
— Fresh News

Former RFA Reporter: RFA’s Rules Prohibit Providing Internal Information to Outsider
Radio Free Asia (RFA)’s former reporter Ratha Visal said that RFA’s internal regulations strictly prohibit staff from providing internal information to other organizations.
— Fresh News

Four adventure activities to get your pulse racing in Cambodia
From scaling rock faces to hurtling through the jungle canopy at high speeds, get your adrenaline rush with these intrepid endeavours.
— SoutheastAsia Globe

International unions urge Education Ministry to reinstate ex-CNRP teachers
Two prominent international unions have written to the Ministry of Education accusing it of illegally firing several employees with ties to the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, and asking that the group be reinstated.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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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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