Cambodia Morning News For March 6

Cambodia Morning News For March 6

Cambodia morning newsBrick prices climb to towering highs on demand from Sihanoukville
Brick prices in Cambodia have risen sharply in the last year, a trend that has accelerated over the first two months of this year due to growing demand from the rapidly developing coastal town of Sihanoukville.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Window closes for deal on mine project in Kratie
A deadline for an earn-in agreement involving Australian-listed Medusa Mining and Sea Resources to explore the Prek Kampi region of Kratie province passed on Thursday with no deal being reached, according to a UK-based news website.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Leader Rejects Call for Talks from Opposition
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday rejected a request from opposition leader Sam Rainsy for talks about the country’s political problems, denigrating his archrival as a traitor and a convict.
— VOA

Floating rice: The climate-resilient alternative for Cambodia’s food production
Grown in floods and thriving without pesticides, floating rice offers Cambodia a sustainable alternative for its eco-friendly food production amid threats from climate change.
— Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia: 4 infographics on population, wealth, economy
Though Cambodia is the least developed country of ASEAN in economic terms, it is nonetheless on a track to rapid development thanks to new investments and business activity.
— Asean Up

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Female politicians still excluded
Following the redistribution of seats held by the now-dissolved opposition, female representation in local politics increased slightly but remains low, according to figures obtained this week, with women’s rights organisations demanding sustainable improvement rather than minor victories born of an otherwise regrettable situation.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Creates Award to Encourage Women to Get Into Technology
The government has launched a new award for tech-savvy women who actively contribute to the growth of the technology sector in Cambodia.
— VOA

Court Orders to Extend Kem Sokha’s Detention for Six Months
After completing a full-day inquiry in Trapaing Phlong prison, Tbong Khmum province, the court on Monday has ordered to extend the detention of Kem Sokha, former opposition party president, for six months awaiting for further legal procedures, according to a senior court official on Monday afternoon.
— Fresh News

Cambodians jailed for brutal attack on French tourists in Thailand
A Thai court has sentenced five Cambodian fishermen to 50 years each for a violent 2016 attack on French tourists in which two women were raped, an official said on Monday (Mar 5).
— Channel NewsAsia

Laotian arrested for allegedly attempting to traffic drugs into Cambodia
A 43-year-old Laotian man was sent to court yesterday following his Saturday arrest for allegedly attempting to traffic 30 kilograms of methamphetamine into Cambodia through Stung Treng province, according to police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Six PH films in Cambodian fest
Six Filipino films will be screened at the 8th Cambodia International Film Festival in Phnom Penh, ongoing until March 11.
— Inquirer.net

 

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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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