Cambodia morning news for May 14

Cambodia morning news for May 14
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Cambodia Dismisses Chinese Naval Base Editorial as Part of ‘Misinformation’ Campaign
Cambodia’s government has again denied that it will allow China to build a naval base on its coast, dismissing a recent editorial about the likelihood of such a project as “misinformation” aimed at damaging the country’s international image.
— Radio Free Asia

Rocket Man! Scrap Dealer Accidentally Buys UXO
A scrap metal dealer made a mistake after he bought an S-5K rocket. The Soviet era explosive was reported to the police at 11:40 AM on May 13, 2019, who collected it from the shop on Street 1013, Phnom Pek Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Sen Sok district.
— Cambodia News English

GDP grew 7.5 percent last year: Moody’s report
Cambodia’s (B2 stable) real gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7.5 percent in 2018, Moody’s says, thanks to increasing exports, robust tourism and continued strong foreign direct investment inflows that supported construction and job creation.
— Khmer Times

Kampot to become a model province for local goods
The Ministry of Tourism aims to turn Kampot into a model province for the sale of high-quality local products.
— Khmer Times

Napping in the Pacific and millions spent changing very few lives: time to recast Australia’s role in the region
A new or re-elected government will give us a chance to better support our neighbours in Asia and the Pacific. The behaviour of the last one hasn’t been good
— Canberra Times

Sequa Petroleum N.V. Annual Report 2018 and Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
Sequa Petroleum N.V. Annual Report 2018 and Notice of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders The Sequa Petroleum N.V. (the Company) Annual Report 2018 is now available to download.
— Cambodia News Gazette

Young Singer-Songwriters Hope to Revitalize Cambodian Music Industry
These young artists were selected to come to America on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
— VOA Cambodia

Centrist Democracy calls for the EU to treat Cambodia fairly over the EBA
The global international political group Centrist Democrats International has urged the European Union to treat Cambodia fairly when evaluating the special trade status under the EU’s Everything-but-arms scheme.
— Khmer Times

Behind the Wheel: The Goodwood Estate, in the fast lane for sustainable growth
What does the English ancestral home to the Dukes of Richmond have in common with one of the largest capital goods companies in the world?
— Cambodia News Gazette

Hive Up and Wealth in Asia merge, rebrand as one-stop financial platform
Financial literacy content provider Hive Up and wealth service platform Wealth in Asia will now be called WealthUp moving forward Seeking to provide a more accessible financial literacy content for audiences in Southeast Asia, Hive Up and Wealth in Asia announced their merger into WealthUp. They …
— e27

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Refurbishment and upgrades continue on the production barge for KrisEnergy’s Apsara oilfield development in Cambodia’s offshore block A.
— Offshore

Chinese embassy to work with police over viral gang footage
The Chinese embassy issued a statement on Sunday saying that Chinese police will work with their Cambodian counterparts to investigate footage showing unidentified Chinese nationals threatening to cause insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

In a bid to boost trade, investment and the flow of tourists from China, Cambodia opened a new trade centre in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.
In a bid to boost trade, investment and the flow of tourists from China, Cambodia opened a new trade centre in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.
— Khmer Times

Nepal, Cambodia sign MoU on trade, tourism development
Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) and Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on trade and tourism development.
— Khabar Hub

PM Oli off to Cambodia from Vietnam
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for Cambodia after wrapping of his five-day official visit to Vietnam this morning.
— The Himalayan Times

Brewing up nicely: Cambodia’s rapidly growing taste for craft beer
Craft beer can be a hard sell. How do you convince people used to paying US$1 or less for a pint of beer to fork out three or four times as much for something new and different?
— ASEAN Today

Vietnamese arrested for transporting drugs from Cambodia
Police and border guards of Vietnam’s southern Long An province on Sunday arrested a local man for transporting 57 kg of crystal meth and nearly seven kg of heroin from Cambodia to Vietnam, local online newspaper VnExpress reported.
— Xin Hua

Cambodian PPP course trainees visit Gu’an New Industry City
A China-Cambodia training course focusing on the practice of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in China, was held in Beijing from May 6 to 10. A total of 30 senior officials from the Ministry of Economy and Finance and other ministries of Cambodia participated in the training.

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Cambodia
Cambodia is amazing and should definitely be on your travel to-do list. There’s Angkor Wat, the world heritage site made up of dozens and dozens of ancient temples, the bustling city of Phnom Penh and all the other breathtaking sites along the way.
— Forbes

Twelve Non-Deadly Snakes of Cambodia
Continuing CNE’s ‘Snake Long Weekend’, here are some examples of the many kinds non-lethal serpents found in the Kingdom.
— Cambodia News English

Drunken Traffic Cop Takes on Divider
A drunk driver clipped a divider at 10.20 pm on May 12, 2019 along Oknha Mong Rithy Keang and St. 1007 in Phnom Penh Thmey district, Khan Sen Sok.
— Cambodia News English

CPU Call For Teacher Checks As Filipino Charged
The Filipino suspect, 27 years old, works as a English teacher in Westland School in Kandal has been charged under article 241 (aggravated rape) by Takhmao police after allegedly sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at 10:15 am, May 9, 2019 in Takhmao, Kandal Province, according to James McCabe of CPU.
— Cambodia News English

Tourist arrivals up by 10 percent – Chinese up by 35%
A Tourism Ministry report published on Friday said that Cambodia saw a 9.7 percent increase of foreign tourist arrivals during the first quarter of this year.
— Khmer Times

Chinese gang threatens to “cause insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province.”
The Chinese Embassy to Cambodia said that Chinese police officers will cooperate with Cambodian cops to investigate a gang of Chinese men who said in a video clip that they will cause insecurity in Preah Sihanouk province.
— Khmer Times

Hun Sen tells CPP officials to prepare for Sam Rainsy’s return
Prime Minister Hun Sen last week issued a letter telling CPP officials to be ready to prevent a colour revolution should former opposition leader Sam Rainsy return to the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Storms wreak havoc in two provinces
Strong winds and lightning strikes have wreaked havoc in Tboung Khmum and Kampong Cham provinces, damaging more than 300 houses and injuring three people.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia, Nepal Reach Two More Deals
Cambodia and Nepal reached here this afternoon two more deals during the official visit of Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Rt. Hon’ble K. P. Sharma Oli and his spouse in Cambodia.


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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