Cambodia Morning News For May 11

Cambodia Morning News For May 11
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Cambodia morning newsPhnom Penh Post Apocalypse (photo special)
It didn’t take long for any guarantees by the new owner of Post Media to respect the editorial independence of his new purchase to fly out the window.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia economy to grow 6.9 pct this year, driven by exports – World Bank
Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow 6.9 per cent this year, compared with a 6.8 per cent in 2017, driven by a recovery in textile exports, tourism and agricultural sectors, the World Bank said yesterday.
— The Borneo Post

SEZ announces sustainable housing competition
In an effort to improve living standards for workers at one of the Kingdom’s leading industrial parks, Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) is calling on architects and designers from Cambodia and around the world to submit designs for a project to build 3,000 units of affordable housing.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Exports Nearly 200,000 Tons of Rice in the First 4 Months of 2018
Report on Cambodian rice exports in April released on Thursday indicated that in the first four months of 2018, Cambodia exported 197,354 tons of rice to 50 countries, a decrease of 7% compared to 2017 which was 212,394 tons.
— Fresh News

EDC signs agreement for $66-million energy project
Electricite Du Cambodge contracted with three foreign companies to expand Phnom Penh’s energy transmission and distribution systems in a project that will cost $66 million.
— Khmer Times

Meeting lauds importance of advancing tech in labour
Government officials said on Wednesday that the country’s labour sector still needs time to adapt to the digital economy, while encouraging the industry to embrace technology that would allow them to remain competitive.
— The Phnom Penh Post

High Growth in Cambodia Expected to Continue
Economic growth in Cambodia remains robust and is projected to accelerate slightly to 6.9 percent in 2018, compared with 6.8 percent in 2017, buoyed by a rebound in textile and apparel exports as well as tourism and agriculture, says a new World Bank report.
— Modern Diplomacy

Construction booms but salaries fall behind
The government says wages for unskilled construction workers are rising in line with the building boom, but ask any labourer and you’ll hear otherwise
— The Phnom Penh Post

Organisations concerned over rivers’ water quality
Two international organisations have expressed concerns over water quality in the Sesan, Srepok and Sekong rivers which threatens the livelihood of about 3.4 million people in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam because of human activity and hydropower dam development.
— Khmer Times

PM instructs Labour Ministry to approve paid paternity leave
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday advised the Labour Ministry to permit male garment workers to take paid leave when their wives give birth.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Appeal Court Upholds ‘Insurrection’ Convictions Against 11 CNRP Members
A court in Cambodia on Thursday upheld “insurrection” convictions against 11 members, supporters and activists of the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), amid an ongoing political crackdown in the country.
— Radio Free Asia

UN Calls for Immediate Release of Jailed Former Cambodia Opposition Leader
The United Nations and a major human rights group have demanded the immediate release of Cambodia’s jailed former opposition leader, Kem Sokha, calling his imprisonment “inhumane” and “shameful”.
— VOA Cambodia

US Senator holds talks on ‘strengthening cooperation’
Washington State Senator Doug Ericksen and delegates held talks in Phnom Penh with Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhon on Wednesday aimed at strengthening cooperation between Cambodia and the United States.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and India commit to furthering tourism cooperation
Officials from Cambodia and India yesterday met in Siem Reap to discuss cooperation in the tourism industry as part of a high-level dialogue mechanism.
— Khmer Times

Rainy’s Appeal Not to Buy Cambodian Products Is a Treacherous Act, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Addressing to approximately 20,000 workers from factories in the new Intervia Automobile Industry Complex Special Economic Zone in Bavet on Thursday, Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated that former opposition leader’s call for foreigners not to buy Cambodian products is a treason.
— Fresh News

Maybank’s financial literacy programme
After the successful completion of its pilot phase of the Maybank Cashville Kidz Financial Literacy Programme in Cambodia, Maybank Foundation last Saturday carried out its commitment to expand the programme under Phase 2 to public schools in the country.
— Khmer Times

Travel from Cambodia to Vietnam by bicycle and by boat
Journey by bicycle and boat from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on a new 11-day tour offered by Grasshopper Adventures.
— Los Angeles Times

After deportation, a family from Wisconsin will start anew in Cambodia
Lisa Kum has an endless list of tasks every day. The 41-year-old from Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, has a 19-month-old daughter and a high school-aged son. She’s also tending to her health after undergoing elbow surgery earlier this year.


Feature photo Enrico Strocchi


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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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