Cambodia morning news for September 28

Cambodia morning news for September 28
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Cambodia morning newsVietnamese government helping to steal rare Siamese rosewood says Phnom Penh
The government of Cambodia is accusing its Vietnamese counterpart of complicity in the illegal importation of increasingly scarce and highly valuable Siamese rosewood.
AEC News Today

Kingdom mulls tax as e-commerce booms
The Cambodian government is studying the possibility of introducing a tax on e-commerce sales and designing policies to support the expansion of the sector, as online trade is accelerating economic growth in the Kingdom.
Phnom Penh Post

ECCC to announce next verdict
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia on November 16 will announce its judgement on former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for case 002/02.
Khmer Times

Cambodia to hold larger military drills with Chinese army
The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are to launch larger 2019 Golden Dragon military exercises in order to strengthen and extend military relations and cooperation, the defence minister has said.
Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom to finance 2019 general census
The Ministry of Planning said on Thursday that the government has earmarked $8 million for the general census to be conducted next year.
Phnom Penh Post

China donates material, equipment to Cambodia for 2019 population census
China on Wednesday donated material and equipment to Cambodia for its 2019 general population census, officials said.

Development projects, land sales registration move gets thumbs-up
Cambodian property insiders have welcomed a new measure that reinforces the government’s requirement that all commercial land sales and development projects must be registered with the proper authorities.
Phnom Penh Post

UN expert questions validity of ruling party’s landslide victory in Cambodia
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia called into question the “genuineness” of the general election in July 2018, which maintained the ruling Cambodian People’s Party decades-long position in power and “consigned multiparty liberal democracy to history for the next five years”.

UN warns of ‘climate of fear’ in Cambodia
A UN expert on the rights situation in Cambodia decried Thursday that laws were being used to rein in dissent and were creating a “climate of fear” in the country.
SBS News

China stands for Cambodia
China on Wednesday defended Cambodia against an onslaught by the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Rhona Smith, who slammed the Kingdom’s record in a speech at the UN Human Rights Council.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s IG Tech forms insurtech JV with Malaysia’s Aetins
Malaysian insurance company Aetins and Cambodian information technology firm IG Tech have announced a joint venture (JV) that will be called IG Aetins Asia.
Yahoo News

Cambodia Securities Exchange seeks to lure foreign investors
The Cambodia Securities Exchange, one of the world’s smallest securities markets, is set to launch a number of measures to attract foreign investors and improve liquidity.
Nikkei Asian Review

US-Cambodian farm talks plant seeds of partnership
Some of the biggest names in Cambodian and American agriculture met in Phnom Penh on Wednesday “to dig into the details of the growth potential of Cambodia’s agriculture sector,” in the words of US Ambassador William Heidt.
Phnom Penh Post

Educators downplay dismal English grade
Top Cambodian educators have downplayed a global report that ranked the Kingdom 77th out of 80 countries in English proficiency, saying that language skills would not hurt economic competitiveness in the region.
Phnom Penh Post

Cal Poly professor’s book explores link between Cambodian genocide and California 
Four families, two countries, and 40 years of back-and-forth without a place to call home all intersect in reporter and Cal Poly journalism professor Katya Cengel’s newly published book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back.
– New Times

Cambodia surrogacy law set to lift burden from ‘victims’
Hundreds of rights organizations from 18 countries campaigned for “a global ban on women’s womb rental” on Monday during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Philippine Inquirer

Why Cambodia’s flourishing aviation industry must embrace new technologies
In Cambodia and across Southeast Asia, the aviation industry has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years.
Southeast Asia Globe

Soldier charged with drug trafficking
Stung Treng Provincial Court yesterday charged a soldier and a woman with transporting more than one kilogram of methamphetamine from Laos into Cambodia in Siem Pang district.
Khmer Times

Indonesia, Cambodia ready to increase trade
Indonesia is striving to enhance trade with Cambodia by encouraging local businessmen to take part in a business meeting held in Phnom Penh on Thursday as part of efforts to penetrate the Cambodian market.

MH370 did ‘NOT crash into sea’: Passengers’ phones ‘rang for days after plane disappeared’
Flight MH370 could not have crashed into the sea because passengers’ phones continue to ring for four days after the plane went missing, a telecommunications expert has sensationally claimed.
Daily Star


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Rabies Day, September 28.


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