Cambodia morning news for September 19

Cambodia morning news for September 19
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Cambodia morning newsCrop of new legislators sworn in to parliament
Thirty-eight lawmakers are due to take their seats in the National Assembly on Wednesday to replace those from the previous mandate who had resigned in order to take up other posts in the government.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Chief Sam Rainsy Blasts ‘Attempt to Break Up CNRP Leadership’
Cambodia’s former opposition chief Sam Rainsy on Tuesday dismissed recent comments by Minister of Interior Sar Kheng who said the release of current opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha from pre-trial detention last week would create a power struggle between the two men.
Radio Free Asia

Asean office space Q2 2018: Manila rallies, Bangkok balloons, Phnom Penh flat, KL in the red
Amidst the slow growth of property markets across the Asia-Pacific region the Philippine capital of Manila leads recording the strongest growth in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2018).
— AEC News Today

Cambodia is primed and open for business
The ruling party’s pro-business stance, the nation’s burgeoning middle-class consumer market and its sizeable working age population are big draws.
The Business Times

Following Tragic Dam Collapse, Mekong Nations Talk Hydropower at Forum
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.

Questions remain over Kem Sokha’s bail
Legal experts on Monday expressed mixed views on the duration of former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s alleged house arrest.
Phnom Penh Post

Appeal Court drops Kem Sokha’s complaint
The Court of Appeal yesterday held a closed-door hearing to discontinue an appeal filed by lawyers of former opposition leader Kem Sokha against a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision to extend his detention by another six months.
Khmer Times

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $21 Million Contract for Sustainable Landscape Management and Biodiversity Conservation in Cambodia
Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded the Company a $21 million single-award, five-year contract to improve biodiversity conservation and strengthen sustainable and resilient development in the Prey Lang region of Cambodia.
Associated Press (media release)

Cambodia embraces booming Chinese investment
The future of Cambodia’s economy, as Tekreth Samrach, chairman of the government-controlled flagship airline, sees it, is in tourism.
Forbes India

U.S.-China Trade Tussle Is Creating Winners in Southeast Asia
“No one wins from a trade war,” is a standard refrain among economists. Southeast Asian businesses are trying to prove that maxim wrong.

Cambodia To Host at least Six Big Events to Promote Tourism Sector
At least six big events will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, from this month until the end of this year, to promote the country’s tourism, according to the ministry’s recent news release.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

6 nests of rare lesser adjutant stork found in Cambodia’s Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
Six nests of the globally vulnerable lesser adjutant stork were found for the first time in the north of Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Cambodia said in a press release on Tuesday.

1,000 Yellow-Cheeked Crested Gibbons Found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary
Around 1,000 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae) have been found in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, said Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in a news release.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Winning design for Phnom Penh factory worker homes, a model for other cities
An award-winning design for factory worker housing in Cambodia’s capital will serve as a model for homes in other cities in the rapidly-urbanizing country, according to the charity that will build 3,000 units based on the blueprint next year.
Thomson Reuters Foundation

UK Continues to Support Landmines Clearance in Cambodia until 2020
First Vice-President of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) Ly Thuch, on 18 September 2018, received a courtesy call on newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Cambodia Tina Redshaw.
Fresh News

Cambodia eyes $5 bn mark in trade with VN
The bilateral trade volume between Vietnam and Cambodia continued to grow during the first seven months of this year, prolonging an increase after three years of declines that ended in 2016.
The Nation

Marrone Enters Distribution Partnership in Vietnam, Cambodia
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Hop Tri Investment Corporation for three MBI products in Vietnam and Cambodia.
AgriBusiness Global

National Assembly Spokesman: Loss of Italian Rice Market in Europe Harms Cambodia’s EBA Scheme
National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said Tuesday that the European Parliament’s discussion on the withdrawal of Cambodia’s “Everything but Arms” scheme was not based on poor democracy and human rights in Cambodia; it was just the excuse for Italy, who lost the rice market in Europe due to exported Cambodian rice to EU market.
Fresh News

CDC Grants License to Six New Factories in Cambodia with an Investment of $30M
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved six new factories in Cambodia with a total investment of nearly $30 million, according to CDC Facebook on Tuesday.
Fresh News

New Business Centre To Emerge at Phnom Penh’s Kbal Thnal Flyover
A large property investment company is planning to develop a new business centre at area adjacent to Phnom Penh’s Kbal Thnal flyover.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

International Experts Training Cambodian Peacekeepers
Cambodian peacekeepers are being trained under Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) by experienced United Nations and U.S. officials.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Interview: Ayanna Howard, Founder of Zyrobotics
When she was in Cambodia, Ayanna Howard recently spoke with VOA’s Nem Sopheakpanha about the future of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Police detain six illegal loggers from Laos
Stung Treng provincial police have detained six illegal loggers from Laos who were caught crossing in the province on Friday.
Khmer Times

How much do Long Beach immigrants contribute to the local economy? A lot, report says
Pasin Chanou first came to the U.S. from his native Cambodia in the 1970s to pursue a computer science degree from American University in Washington, D.C. While he was there, the brutal Khmer Rouge regime took power in his homeland, half a world away.

Three Best Cambodian Films Nominated to Compete in Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2018
Three short films produced by Cambodian students have been selected in a Preliminary In-Country Contest and nominated for the final round of the “Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2018”, according to the Japanese Embassy’s press release.
Agence Kampuchea Presse


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