Cambodia morning news for October 29

Cambodia morning news for October 29

Cambodia morning newsStartups Blooming In Cambodia
Cambodia had seen at least 12 tech startup funding announcements by the second quarter of the year, which was a 140 per cent increase from at least five in the previous year, according to a new report on the country’s tech ecosystem by Mekong Strategic Partners and Raintree Development, industry news platform E27 reported.
— Investvine

Cambodia Owes $6.7B Debt by 2018, to Borrow $1.4B SDR for 2019
As of September 2018, Cambodia owes $6.8 billion foreign debt and that Cambodia will borrow $1.4 billion SDR for 2019, according to the summary of Ministry of Economy and Finance’s draft budget law 2019 which Fresh News received on Friday.
— Fresh News

Improving public transport in Phnom Penh: TosJis
Khmer Times’ Sok Chan speaks with Hong Monyreach, the co-founder of local startup TosJis, a platform that promotes smart public transportation. TosJis was one of three winners in the latest round of the Toyota Impact Challenge, gaining access to a six-month incubation programme and the chance to win $10,000 in the final round of the programme.
— Khmer Times

Small Planet announces Siem Reap-Tokyo flight
Low-cost carrier Small Planet Airlines is planning a direct flight between Siem Reap and Tokyo, with the maiden flight likely to take off early next year, an official at the Ministry of Tourism said.
— Khmer Times

UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia
During her 11-day visit, the expert plans to meet senior officials, representatives of civil society and members of the diplomatic community.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Draft budget due in parliament
The Council of Ministers on Friday approved its national budget draft of about $6.7 billion for 2019, an increase of 11.4 percent over 2018, and NGOs now want to review it before it is sent to the National Assembly for ratification.
— Khmer Times

Interior Ministry blocks bogus Facebook accounts
The Ministry of the Interior has shut down a number of Facebook accounts that nefariously used the identities of government members and institutions.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Kem Sokha Breaks Silence to Mourn Death of Political Opposition Figure
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha on Friday mourned the death this week of a party member in his first public statement after being moved from prison into house arrest in September.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodian People’s Party Releases Outcomes of the Participation in the 10th General Assembly of ICAPP
From 24 to 27 October 2018, H.E. Khuon Sudary, Vice-Chairperson of ICAPP Standing Committee, Co-Chairperson of the AEPF, Second Vice President of the National Assembly, and Standing Committee Member of the Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) led a delegation of the CPP to participate in the 10th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) focusing on two main topics namely, “the roles of political in reducing international tensions and combating extremism,” and “the importance of international inter-party cooperation in the formation and development of political, economic, social ties between states,” according to CPP’s press release dated on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Online journalist charged over land fraud
Kampong Cham Provincial Court charged a journalist for allegedly cheating two property developers out of more than $130,000 in a land fraud case.
— Khmer Times

Government bonds to enter market by 2022
The government on Friday reiterated its intention of issuing sovereign bonds, and said they will become available to investors in the next four to five years.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-Korea Present Conservation and Maintenance of Preah Pithu’s Result
The delegation of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts led by H.E Ms. Phoeurng Sackona, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and representatives of Apsara Authority, participated in the workshop on the “Achievements and Prospects of the Conservation and Restoration Project of the Preah Pithu temple group in Angkor Complex”, hosted by Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (KCHF) on 26 October 2018, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
— Fresh News

Ministry to meet with NGOs biannually
The Interior Minister plans to meet with top officials from the country’s NGOs twice per year in an effort to address concerns raised by the groups and to gather recommendations for national development.
— Khmer Times

Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Training Center launched in Cambodia
The China-funded Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education Training Center, along with the Cambodia Luban Workshop, was inaugurated here on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Human rights violations dismissed ahead of UN rapporteur visit
Ahead of a mission to the Kingdom by UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, a CPP spokesman yesterday said Cambodia has never been sanctioned by the UN for violating human rights, noting that the rapporteur and other rights workers are biased.
— Khmer Times

70 Political Parties Release Moscow Declaration; Welcomes Cambodian People’s Party to Host the Official Inauguration of the Asian Cultural Council 2019
At least 70 political parties from 36 countries welcomed Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to host official launching ceremony of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in Phnom Penh in 2019, Khoun Sudary, member of the CPP’s permanent committee, said in a press conference on Sunday at Phnom Penh International Airport upon successfully leading the delegation of the CPP to attend the 10th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties ICAPP) in Moscow, Russia, from 24-27 October 2018.
— Fresh News

No prescription, no pills: Health department
Phnom Penh health officials are appealing to pharmacies to avoid selling medications to customers lacking prescriptions.
— Khmer Times

Court officials reshuffle in capital and seven provinces
King Norodom Sihamoni, in his capacity as head of the Supreme Council of Magistracy, on Saturday promoted several prosecutors and deputy prosecutors as part of a reshuffle involving officials in seven provinces and Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times


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