Cambodia Morning News For May 2

Cambodia Morning News For May 2
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Cambodia morning newsThree Parties Submit Candidate Lists to NEC
National Election Committee, on Tuesday, announced that within two days, three parties, including Cambodian People’s Party, Cambodian Nationality Party, and Cambodian Youth Party have submitted their candidate lists for the 6th mandate National Assembly Member Election.
— Fresh News

Cambodian farm exports rose in 2017
CAMBODIA’S total export of agricultural products rose to 5.13 million tonnes last year, up from 4.7 million tonnes the year before, a sign that the sector was on the right track according to Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon.
— The Nation

Cambodia Earns $48M from Angkor Archaeological Park
Within the first four months of 2018, Cambodia has earned $48 million from Angkor Archaeological Park, an increase of 22.94%, and welcomed over one million foreign tourists, an increase of 11.17% compared to the same period in 2017, according to the April’s report of the Angkor Enterprise.
— Fresh news

CCC plans offices overseas
The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) plans to open several offices overseas, aiming to establish the first one by next year.
— Khmer Times

New Phnom Penh space is no ordinary factory
About a kilometre south of the Monivong Bridge along National Road 2, an old garment factory has been renovated and transformed into Cambodia’s newest and most ambitious co-working space.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CRF to Protect Cambodian Rice Market at Any Costs
Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF)put effort in legal advocacy against Italy that requested the European Union to put pressure on Cambodian rice.
— Fresh News

Heavy rains in the south hamper salt production
Unusually rainy weather is keeping farmers away from the salt fields and will likely produce a shortage of the commodity, according to representatives of salt associations.
— Khmer Times

Noncompliant telecoms go unnamed by government
The government declined to provide the names of telecommunications companies that have not made required contributions to state-managed funds on Monday, appearing to go back on an earlier promise to publicise those names.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China and Cambodia discuss mango exports to China
The Cambodian Minister of Agriculture met with the China Top Fruit board chair, Zhuang Yizhong, and others on April 25th. They discussed the export of Cambodian mangoes to China.
— Fresh Plaza

Analysis: The PM’s catch and release strategy
As the master angler of Cambodia’s admittedly small political pond, Prime Minister Hun Sen is the king of catch and release.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Facebook resists inquiry into Cambodia voter-manipulation claims
Facebook Inc. doesn’t want to be drawn into a political dispute between the ruling and opposition parties of Cambodia. It may not have a choice.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia ready for tourism forum
Cambodia will be the host of an upcoming high-level tourism forum that aims to strengthen cooperation in the sector with China.
— Khmer Times

Endangered Cambodian Journalist Flees to US
Aun Pheap, a veteran Cambodian journalist, has been granted refugee status by the United Nations’ refugee agency and has fled to the United States, fearing arrest on charges related to reporting prior to the June 2017 local elections.

How Can Canada Respond to Cambodia’s Political Dilemma?
If Canada wants to be critical of the Cambodian government, it will have to be proactive.
— The Diplomat

Labour advocates hold May Day rally in Phnom Penh
The Cambodian Labour Confederation held a May Day rally near Wat Phnom on Tuesday morning, with nearly 1,000 workers gathering to demand a minimum wage of $207 and expressing disappointment at the impact of the Kingdom’s controversial Trade Union Law.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnam remembers over 3,000 killed in Cambodia’s Pol Pot war
Only three people from an An Giang’s commune survived the killings 40 years ago, according to historical records.
— VnExpress


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