Cambodia Morning News For May 9

Cambodia Morning News For May 9
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Cambodia morning newsAs China’s Influence Grows in Cambodia, Analysts Urge Caution
Hun Sen defended the country relationship with China, saying other countries were “jealous” of Beijing’s rise.
— VOA Cambodia

Election Watchdog Slams Cambodia Ruling Party Official For Labeling Non-Voters ‘Traitors’
The head of an election watchdog in Cambodia on Tuesday slammed a senior official from the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) for labeling anyone who refrains from voting in the country’s upcoming general election a “traitor” to the nation, amid calls for a boycott of the ballot.
— Radio Free Asia

All factories need infirmaries by year’s end
The Labour Ministry has announced that all factories across the country must have their own infirmary completed by the end of this year, noting that 88 percent of factories having built infirmaries already.
— Khmer Times

Japonica rice ready for farming
The government yesterday announced that a new rice variety known as ‘japonica’ is officially available for farming after having passed performance tests.
— Khmer Times

Maritime security: Cambodia’s take
Cambodia perceives regional maritime security cooperation as a means to promote mutual understanding and build trust.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Red Cross Fundraises over $18M in 2018
The Cambodian Red Cross (CRC), on Tuesday, celebrated the 155th Anniversary of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, May 8, 2018, under the theme “CRC is everywhere, for everybody by leaving no one behind” at the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC)’s headquarters in Phnom Penh, presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen and CRC’s president Bun Rany Hun Sen.
— Fresh News

Authorities must prepare for flooding: Hun Sen
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appealed to all authorities to prepare for flooding and rescue villagers when natural disasters occur.
— Khmer Times

Ministry of Health Releases Detailed Results of Water Experiments in Kratie
The Ministry of Health issued a press release on Tuesday night confirming that the polluted water from a stream in Kratie’s Chet Borey district contains high level of chemical compound from the pesticide.
— Fresh news

Eco-label initiative for coast kicks off
The government has launched an eco-label programme to categorise beaches in the kingdom, hoping to attract more tourists to the coastal regions of the country, the Minister of Tourism announced this week.
— Khmer Times

Keo romeat mango to get standard
The government will issue a standard for the type of mango known as ‘keo romeat’, a move that seeks to bolster sales abroad as well as consumer trust on the product, a high-ranking official revealed yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Child Friendly School policy brings consistency to Cambodian system
Certificates now demonstrate actual learning rather than mere participation in a program.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia and Romania talk trade, EBA
Cambodia has pleaded with the European Union to continue trading with the kingdom under the Everything-but-arms initiative, arguing it plays a key role in the development of the country.
— Khmer Times

NSSF attributes decline of accidents to education
A report published by the National Social Security Fund yesterday said that traffic accidents involving garment workers have declined in the first quarter of this year when compared to the same period as last year.
— Khmer Times


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