Cambodia Morning News For May 24

Cambodia Morning News For May 24
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Cambodia morning newsMinistries convene to tackle oil price hike
Officials from the Commerce, Economy and Finance, and Mines and Energy ministries are now working together to help those affected by the recent surge in gasoline prices across the country, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said.
— Khmer Times

New passport offices to protect migrant workers
Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday said the government is trying to protect Cambodian migrant workers by creating more passport offices and cooperating with international bodies to protect them from labour abuses.
— Khmer Times

Police stepping up operations to combat human trafficking
The National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) said on Tuesday that operations against human trafficking and sexual exploitation networks are increasing.
— The Phnom Penh Post

A Japanese Company to Build the First Recycled Auto Parts in Cambodia
Samyo Part, a major Japanese auto parts manufacturer founded since 1968, announced to cooperate with the JVC Technical School to construct the first recycled auto parts factory in Cambodia, CEO of Samyo Part Keiji Sakai told Pich Sophoan, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on Tuesday at the ministry.
— Fresh News

Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record
While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and also in Iraq more than a decade after the US invasion.
— The Phnom Penh Post

NBC warns of fraudulent loans
The National Bank of Cambodia on Tuesday warned the public of the dangers of low-interest loans being offered by unscrupulous companies.
— Khmer Times

As production dissapoints, salt firms consider imports
With ongoing heavy downpours keeping salt farmers away for the fields, producers associations fear output will be insufficient to meet local demand, and say they are now considering importing from China.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia and Thailand look to legalise migrants
The Cambodian labour minister met the Thai ambassador on Tuesday to discuss legalising undocumented Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, as the deadline approaches for migrants in the neighbouring kingdom to be registered.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Grants Validation to European Union Patents
In January 2017, the government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the European Patent Organization (EPO) entered into an agreement on validation of European patents.
— Asean Briefing

Governor threatens to dump newly-hired waste company
The Sihanoukville governor yesterday expressed his disappointment over the city’s garbage problem and warned the city’s waste management company that its license could be revoked if they fail to solve the problem within three months.
— Khmer Times

Food and beverage in Cambodia: Soaring demand offering huge potential for overseas brands
Cambodia’s food and beverage market has been rapidly developing in recent years, which makes it ripe for investment from regional and international brands, according to Professor Samnang Nguon of the Cambodian Association of Food Science and Technology (CAFST).
— Food Navigator

Water supply to grow in Sihanoukville
Industry Minister Cham Prasidh said yesterday that residents in Preah Sihanouk province can expect a steady supply of water in the province within the next week.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia country of honor for 15th China-ASEAN Expo
Cambodia will be the Country of Honor of the 15th China-ASEAN Expo, slated for Sept. 12 to 15 in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
— Xinhua

UN agency seeks to marry ‘social good and profit making’
With younger populations, newly-minted billionaires and growing numbers of women heading businesses, Asian nations can take the lead in social impact investing and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
— Eco-Business

Japan donates farm animal vaccines
Japan has donated 300,000 doses of foot-and-mouth vaccine for the battle against the disease that affects animals such as cows, buffaloes, pigs, sheep and goats.
— Khmer Times

Cyanide ‘not a factor in poisoning deaths’
Minister of Mines and Energy Suy Sem on Monday refuted claims that deaths in the Kratie province contaminated water case earlier this month involved cyanide.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China sends medical team to Cambodia
China has sent a medical team of 13 doctors, nurses and other health specialists to Cambodia to serve the country’s rural communities.
— Xinhua

IFC, Mars Foods support sustainable rice in Cambodia
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Mars Food and Battambang Rice Investment Co., Ltd (BRICo), launched a partnership to promote sustainable development of Cambodia’s rice industry.
— UKR Agro Consult

Behind the Cambodia-Lao PDR border dispute
Cambodia and Lao PDR have agreed to work together to resolve pending border demarcation disagreements between the two nations. The foreign ministers of both countries have agreed to have their respective border committees meet more often to settle the matter. They also agreed to set up a coordination mechanism to help facilitate these efforts.
— The Asean Post


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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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