Cambodia Morning News For May 21

Cambodia Morning News For May 21
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia and JICA to Begin Sky Railway Construction in 2019
Minister of Ministry of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol told Fresh News Sunday that a sky railway project is still under preliminary research between the Ministry and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
— Fresh News

NEC recognises 15 political parties to contest election
The National Election Committee has officially recognised 15 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest the upcoming national poll in July, an official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

QR code system to rate services in international gateways launched
The Ministry of Tourism began yesterday the installation of a network of stickers known as QR codes in the country’s main international gateways to allow visitors to those facilities to evaluate the quality of services offered.
— Khmer Times

ANZ exits Cambodian JV at $30m loss
ANZ has sold off its majority stake in joint venture bank Cambodian JV ANZ Royal Bank, booking a $30 million loss in the process.
— Investor Daily

NSSF will sue union president
The National Social Security Fund on Saturday said that a formal complaint will be filed against Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, over criticism of the fund’s mishandling of fainting factory workers.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen, NCPO sing the same tune
A string of legislative attacks by Cambodia’s ruling regime against its critics and the opposition party since last year have baffled me, not only for their senselessness and brutality, but for the similarity they share with political tactics invented here in Thailand.
— Bangkok Post

Rice deal with Papua New Guinea on the table
Cambodian could soon be exporting its world-renowned rice to the Oceanian nation of Papua New Guinea after trade representatives from both countries held negotiations last week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Police Arrests a Barber in Siem Reap for Insulting the King
Siem Reap provincial police, on Saturday, arrested a 70-year old barber for insulting the King on his Facebook account “Ban Samphy” on May 13, 2018.
— Fresh News

Durian lovers rejoice: harvesting season is upon us
Harvesting season has just started for one of Southeast Asia’s most iconic fruits: the durian.
— Khmer Times

7k Celebrate “National Day of Remembrance” at Choeung Ek Killing Field
Phnom Penh governor Khoung Sreng on Sunday led approximately 7,000 people to celebrate “National Day of Remembrance” at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, 15 kilometers south-west of Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction insight: Q&A with SCG’s Anuvat
The Association of Siamese Architects Exhibition, the largest architecture and building technology forum in Asean, took place on May 3 in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together the leading building materials manufacturers and developers in the region.
— Khmer Times

Study: China-backed dam would destroy Mekong
A Chinese-backed plan for Cambodia to build the Mekong River’s biggest dam would destroy fisheries that feed millions and worsen tensions with Vietnam, the downstream country with most to lose from dams on the waterway, according to a three-year study commissioned by the Cambodian government.
— Business Mirror

Cambodian Chef Chad Phuong Wants To Go Mobile
“My grandmother used to sell Cambodian noodle soup in front of her house,” local Cambodian-American chef Chad Phuong recalls. His culinary passion started at a young age, helping his grandparents with food preparation in his hometown of Battambong, Cambodia.
— Gazettes


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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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