Cambodia Morning News For May 8

Cambodia Morning News For May 8
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Cambodia morning newsNew Phnom Penh Post Owner Turns Terminator Decrying Sabotage, Ethics
Editor-in-chief, Kay Kimsong, business editor Brendan O’Byrne, and sub-editor Ananth Baliga are the first casualties at The Phnom Penh Post following its sale to Malaysian businessman Sivakumar S Ganapathy last week and announced over the weekend.
— AEC News Today

Tax cuts promised for SMEs that register with GDT
In order to bring more businesses into the regulatory fold, the government has promised attractive new incentives for companies that register before December, including a two-year break on tax revenue.
— Khmer Times

US trade reform and dispute with China good for exports: Ministry
Cambodia must move fast to make the most of the recent tax reform in the US and its ongoing trade dispute with China, said a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— Khmer Times

Bootleg liquor, not water, killed Cambodian villagers
Fourteen villagers whose sudden deaths were thought to have been caused by polluted water actually died from drinking rice wine containing methanol, a Cambodian health official said Monday.
— Bangkok Post

Half of loans in emergency fund repaid: Rural Development Bank
Half of public funds disbursed last year in the form of loans to aid the ailing rice sector has been repaid, according to a representative of the Rural Development Bank.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, China’s Macao sign MoU on friendship promotion
Cambodia and China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the promotion of friendship.
— Xinhua

Cambodia: Quash Baseless Convictions Against Opposition
Cambodian authorities should quash the politically motivated “insurrection” convictions against 11 members, supporters, and activists of Cambodia’s now dissolved main opposition party, Human Rights Watch said today.
— Human Right Watch

PM says he will be world’s longest-serving leader
Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that he will be prime minister for the next ten years to break the world record for running a country.
— Khmer Times

MoI Announces 38 Registered Political Parties
Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced on Monday a list of 38 political parties that registered at the MoI in accordance with the Law on Political Parties, according to a letter from the General Administration Department of the MoI.
— Fresh News

Renovation work on National Road 3 begins
Work on the expansion of National Road 3, connecting Phnom Penh to the coast, began yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Minister of Information Orders to Ban Broadcasting of Alcohol
Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information urged the immediate ban on the production and distribution of any karaoke music or videos that broadcast alcohol as a way to resolve depression issue, as the acts affect dignity and social behavior, according to the minister’s letter addressed to media’s owner dated on Monday.
— Fresh News

Kino-mo puts a holographic spin on retail displays
A deck of cards fans out in mid-air, close enough to touch, encouraging you to try your luck at the nearby casino tables.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CMAC Discovers 227-kg US Bomb MK82 in Kandal Province
General Director of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) Heng Ratana said on Monday that CMAC abolished a 227-kg United States’s bomb, MK82, which was dropped by U.S aircraft 50 years ago in Leuk Daek district, Kandal province.
— Fresh News


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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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