Cambodia Morning News For March 30

Cambodia Morning News For March 30
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Cambodia morning newsNat’l Bank warns against shady deposit schemes
The National Bank of Cambodia issued a letter on Wednesday clarifying that only seven microfinance institutions (MFIs) are licensed to accept deposits from the public.
— The Phnom Penh Post

EU to probe exports of rice
The European Commission has found sufficient evidence to launch an investigation into whether Cambodian rice exported to the EU puts an unfair burden on European rice farmers, potentially imperiling the Kingdom’s tariff-free exports to the bloc.
— The Phnom Penh Post

This Cambodian city is turning into a Chinese enclave, and not everyone is happy
Sihanoukville, a port city on the Gulf of Thailand, has long been a favourite among Westerners, but in recent months it has become a beacon for Hun Sen’s Beijing-leaning vision for the country.
— South China Morning News

Why Japan won’t criticize Hun Sen
Japanese diplomat Yasushi Akashi once said that his approach as head of the 1992-93 United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC) peacekeeping operation was to “combine patient persuasion with sustained pressure.”
— Asia Times

Angkor revenue up, tourists amount down
According to a new report by the Ministry of Tourism published yesterday, revenue from ticket sales to the Angkor Archeological Park reached $39.48 million in the first quarter of 2018, 28 percent higher than the corresponding period last year.
— Khmer Times

Thai-Cambodia Facilitates Cambodians’ Entry for Khmer New Year
Fortbr upcoming Khmer New Year, Cambodian and Thai sides have cooperated to facilitate Cambodian workers to pass the entries of the two countries from April 5 to April 30, 2018.
— Fresh News

Golden Dragon military exercises end with bang
Amid a hail of 20,000 bullets, the thud of eight helicopters, a hostage rescue demonstration and choreographed martial arts performances, the joint Chinese-Cambodian Golden Dragon military exercises concluded yesterday as officials from both sides praised the expanding relationship between the two countries.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-China is Capable of Preventing Terrorism, Chinese Official Says
Lieutenant General Zhou Songhe, deputy commander of the People’s Liberation Army, said that the second large-scale joint exercise from March 17 to 29, 2018, between Cambodia and China is to show the world that the two countries are capable of preventing terrorism and assisting humanitarian works.
— Fresh News

Ministry wants officials to donate to soldiers
The Ministry of Education has appealed to all officials under the ministry to donate equipment or money to soldiers stationed at the border in order to thank them for protecting Cambodian territory.
— Khmer Times

Candlelight Party to hold grenade attack memorial
The Candlelight Party will hold a memorial service on Friday for the victims of the 1997 grenade attack on an opposition rally at Wat Botum Park, an attack that resulted in at least 16 deaths and more than 120 injured, including former opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Revolving restaurant tops residential tower
Phnom Penh will soon get a $30 million revolving restaurant atop a residential tower, project developers announced during a reveal yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Hundreds march in food safety campaign
About 500 people in Battambang province yesterday carried out a food safety campaign to raise public awareness and promote organic production to improve health and reduce the use of chemicals.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM to attend Mekong, CLV summits in Vietnam
Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen will attend the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-Region Summit (GMS-6) and 10th Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Development Triangle Summit (CLV-10) in Hanoi.
— VietnamPlus

Potato trials identify growth areas
Researchers at the Potato Research Centre at the Royal University of Agriculture announced yesterday that five provinces and the capital itself will become Cambodia’s hub for potato growing after successful tests of verities were recently finished.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Lawmaker Apologizes AUS’s Victoria Parliament for Showing Rude Gesture (Video inside)
Cambodian Lawmaker of the Australian Workers Party in Victoria, Australia, Hong Lim, was caught in a camera showing an inappropriate middle finger in the National Assembly session, according to a report by Australia’s ABC on Thursday evening.
— Fresh News (video)


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