Cambodia Morning News For March 26

Cambodia Morning News For March 26
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Cambodia morning newsOHCHR recommends Cambodia decriminalise defamation
The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia has recommended that the government decriminalise defamation in the wake of a woman being handed a two-year prison sentence for throwing her shoe at a CPP billboard.
— Khmer Times

HLH to sell hotel in Cambodia mixed-use project for S$15.7m
HLH Group Limited said it has entered into a sales and purchase agreement to sell its 98-room hotel in its D’Seaview project in Sihanoukville, Cambodia for S$15.7 million.
— Khmer Times

Taxes target used car imports
The government is considering increasing taxes on used car imports, and encouraging auto companies to set up assembly plants in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Achieving universal electricity access in Cambodia
One of the main goals of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation 2016-2025 is to ensure that the citizens of ASEAN have accessibility to electricity.
— The Asean Post

RCAF ‘observing’ in Thailand, with photos showing army-plated vehicles in Bangkok
Days after Cambodian and Thai officials reportedly agreed on closer coordination over “foreign fugitives”, opposition party members who have fled the country for Thailand have provided evidence of Cambodian military vehicles stationed near their homes in Bangkok, increasing fear among asylum seekers that they could be extradited.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Investment to transform cassava as a growth industry
Green Leader Holdings Group, a Hong Kong-based investment firm, announced the investment of $150 to $200 million to build 20 processing factories and develop farmland in Cambodia. Michael Tse, Green Leader CEO, spoke to Khmer Times’ May Kunmakara about the investment and how the company wants to become the industry game changer.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Property Awards honours country’s top architects, developers
The 3rd annual Cambodia Property Awards recognised the outstanding achievements of the country’s best and most active architects and property developers.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM Hun Sen condemns attack on Cambodian peacekeepers in Mali
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday condemned a “cruel attack” on a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Mali that destroyed accommodation sites in the Cambodian camp.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Banteng poacher arrested, pangolins rescued in separate busts
In two operations last week, Wildlife Alliance officials rescued three pangolins in Kampong Speu province and on Thursday arrested a banteng poacher alongside Military Police in the Cardamom Mountains.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court upholds life sentences for foreign national drug dealers
The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld the life sentences of two foreign nationals for transporting nearly five kilos of cocaine from Brazil into Cambodia at the Phnom Penh International Airport in 2016.
— Khmer Times


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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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