Cambodia morning news for September 21

Cambodia morning news for September 21
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Cambodia morning newsHun Sen Rejects Speculation Cambodia Could Lose UN Seat
Prime Minister Hun Sen has rejected criticism of his government’s legitimacy and speculation that Cambodia’s seat at the United Nations could be suspended over the country’s move to one-party politics.

‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project
“I’m Cambodian, I’m not illegal here,” said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that now belongs to China’s Union Development Group.
Al Jazeera

China’s First Couple Visit Cambodian Royals
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan on Wednesday visited Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, according to Chinese state media.

Investment in Cambodia promoted in China
Cambodia plays a prominent role in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region as part of the huge investment and infrastructure development strategy that is China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), said Zhang Xiaqin, deputy director of the Standing Committee of Guangxi.
Khmer Times

After CPP Election Win, Promises to Solve Cambodia’s Land Grabs Fade Again
Until a decade ago, the indigenous minority Suoy villagers in Trapaing Chour Commune eked out a living by working their paddies and practicing rotational farming in the forests among the foothills of Phnom Aural, Cambodia’s highest mountain.

565 rare Asian giant softshell turtles return to Cambodia’s wild
About 565 endangered Asian giant softshell turtle hatchlings have been released into the natural habitat along the Mekong River in northeast Cambodia’s Kratie province, a conservationist group said in a statement on Thursday.

Xi praises Cambodia friendship
China will join hands with Cambodia to further the two countries’ traditional friendship and promote their comprehensive strategic and co­operative partnership to a new height, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
The Nation

Millions donated for Prey Lang conservation
The United States Agency for International Development has awarded $21 million to Tetra Tech for the next five years to improve nature conservation and strengthen sustainable development in the Prey Lang region, Tetra Tech said on Tuesday.
Khmer Times

German ties to be maintained
Eang Sophalleth, an assistant to Prime Minister Hun Sen, said German politician Markus Benjamin Koob extended German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s commitment to maintain cooperation with Cambodia to Mr Hun Sen during a meeting at the Peace Palace yesterday.
Khmer Times

Mending US-Cambodian relations a bumpy ride
A CPP party spokesman has lashed out at outgoing US Ambassador William Heidt over his comments that he wanted Cambodia to have a more open political system in the coming years.
Khmer Times

Confusion in wake of museum director’s jailing
As Oeun Yeak remains jailed on illegal weapons charges, his Akira museum remains shuttered, leaving its staffers and local business owners suffering as they scratch their heads over the unusual case.
Khmer Times

Kem Sokha not under house arrest
Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a statement saying that former opposition leader Kem Sokha is currently under court supervision and free to contact other people except the ones banned by the court, clarifying that he is not under house arrest.
Khmer Times

Hundreds of Siem Reap families flee floods
Siem Reap provincial authorities yesterday evacuated 168 families after floods hit Chikreng district on Wednesday.
Khmer Times

Canadia sets aside $150M for SMEs
Canadia Bank, the Kingdom’s second largest bank by assets, has reserved a $150 million financing package designed to grant loans to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the bank’s executive Charles Vann confirmed Wednesday.
Phnom Penh Post

PM demands end to road blocking protest
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday urged garment and footwear workers to refrain from blocking roads in protest.
Phnom Penh Post

Another Big International F&B and Hospitality Launched
Another big international hospitality, food and beverage exhibition has been kick-started with an aim to showcase best and latest culinary and hospitality services in Cambodia.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia among fastest growing economies in region: McKinsey
Cambodia has emerged as one of the four recent economic outperformers in the Southeast Asian region, according to analyst firm McKinsey & Company in a report published on Wednesday.
Khmer Times

A New Cambodia-Laos Border Deal?
Last week, reports surfaced that Cambodia and Laos had forged some sort of consensus to manage longstanding border issues.
The Diplomat

NBC and Visa Form Alliance To Advance Financial Literacy
The National Bank of Cambodia and Visa recently signed a memorandum of understanding for continued partnership on initiatives to improve the financial literacy of Cambodians, starting with the launch of a new financial literacy app.
B2B Cambodia


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