Cambodia morning news for May 7

Cambodia morning news for May 7
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Cambodia morning newsWorld Bank: Cambodia’s Economy Achieves Robust Growth in 2018
The Cambodian economy grew 7.5 percent in 2018, according to the World Bank Cambodia Economic Update, released today. This better-than-expected growth was driven largely by the rapid expansion of exports and ongoing construction boom.
— Fresh News

Cambodian rice exports to China surge following EU tariffs
Cambodian rice exports to China have surged after the European Union imposed duties on imports of the grain from the Southeast Asian nation, the World Bank said on Monday.
— Reuters

France to support development of Cambodian electrical grid
France will support the development of the Kingdom’s power transmission network with $30 million in financing.
— Khmer Times

What’s in Cambodia’s New Military Exercise?
Cambodia’s holding of the most recent iteration of the drills spotlighted the state of its military.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia China Journalist Association officially launched in Cambodia
The Cambodia China Journalist Association (CCJA) was formally launched here on Monday with the aim of promoting media exchange and relations between Cambodia and China.
— Xinhua

CNRP, Cambodian Rights Groups Call For Investigation Into Death in Custody
Cambodian rights groups and the country’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party called on Monday for an investigation into the death in police custody of the son of a CNRP activist, with the CNRP calling the death a “new form of political murder.”
— Radio Free Asia

Ministry accounts for five million registered plots of land
The Land Management Ministry says it has fully registered five out of seven million distributed plots of land in the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Japan To Encourage More Investments and Tourists to Cambodia
Japan is committed to encouraging more Japanese investors and tourists to come to Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry to manage funds for pregnant women
The Health Ministry will create a mobile application to better manage the disbursement of money to impoverished women under a new funding programme which will be launched in June.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t to amend Press Law to be ‘in line with current reality’
The Ministry of Information is preparing with relevant ministries’ and institutions’ amendments to the Press Law to bring it in line with current reality, while UN human rights monitor for Cambodia Rhona Smith has expressed concerns over press freedom in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Payments Landscape in Cambodia: Opportunities and Risks to 2022
GlobalData’s “Payments Landscape in Cambodia: Opportunities and Risks to 2022”, report provides detailed analysis of market trends in Cambodian cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a number of key performance indicators in the industry, including cards and cheques during the review-period (2014–18e).
— Market Talk News

Cambodia in Transition to Rainy Season
Cambodia’s weather is in the transition from dry to rainy season, resulting in a range of temperature between 34 to 37 degrees Celsius.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Blaze razes nearly 70 stalls in Banteay Meanchey
An early morming blaze yesterday razed nearly 70 stalls in Banteay Meanchey province’s O’Ambel market, causing damage estimated at $300,000.
— Khmer Times

Rainsy doubles down on King criticism following conviction
Sam Rainsy, the “acting President” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Friday called King Norodom Sihamoni “weak” as he stood by previous comments that saw him sentenced to four years in prison for insulting the monarch.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Sends a Message to Muslim Communities
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has sent a message to the Cambodian Muslim communities on the occasion of Ramadan 2019.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

First official Cyclo races to be held next month
The cyclo racing will be held in Phnom Penh next month in a bid to promote cyclos and cyclo drivers’ livelihoods.
— Khmer Times

Families fear Koh Rong land claim
Dozens of families in Preah Sihanouk province are concerned they will lose their land after hearing that a tycoon is seeking the local authority’s approval to transfer ownership of over 500ha to him, while the families claim the actual area of land he owns is only some 5ha.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Continues to Promote Tourism Potential in Japan
The Ministry of Tourism, in cooperation with the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Japan, continued to promote Cambodia’s tourism potential in the Japanese market by organising the Cambodia Festival in Tokyo last weekend.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Golden Hanuman military exercises underway in Kampot
More than 1,000 troops are currently participating in this year’s five-day Golden Hanuman live-ammunition military training exercises in Kampot province’s Chumkiri district, aimed at enhancing the nation’s military capabilities.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Gov’t aims for 300,000 Japanese visitors by 2020
Cambodia aims to attract more than 300,000 Japanese tourists a year by 2020, the Minister of Tourism revealed during a festival in the Japanese capital.
— Khmer Times

S. Korea To Help Train Cambodian Police on Interventions against Terrorism and Cross Border Crimes
The Republic of Korea will help train competent Cambodian police officers on interventions against terrorism, cross-border crimes, cyber-crimes and illicit drugs, and on demonstration management.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Midwives celebrated on national day
The contribution of midwives to Cambodia’s maternal and infant health was praised by the government as the Kingdom celebrated the National Day of Midwife on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry launches new trade strategy
In a bid to bolster international trade and diversify the economy, the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday launched the new version of the Cambodia Trade Integration Strategy (CTIS).
— Khmer Times

Siem Reap City Ranked First on YouDiscover
Siem Reap cultural city of Cambodia has been crowned No. 1 among the Top 15 Destinations in Southeast Asia for 2019, the Ministry of Tourism quoted German online travel platform, YouDiscover.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

International buyers concerned over labour and human rights situation
A group of international businesses in the garment industry have expressed concern over the labour and human rights situation in the country.
— Khmer Times

Kratie villagers set up scarecrows in front of homes following ‘cholera’ outbreak
Hundreds of families, including those belonging to ethnic groups, in four villages in Kratie province’s Chitr Borei district have erected ting mong figures in front of their houses to drive away the evil spirits they believe brought cholera after residents fell sick.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Launches Mobile Trading System
“Mobile Trading System, MTS” was officially launched in a ceremony held at Aeon Mall II Sen Sok City, Phnom Penh on May 5.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Wing, Western Union partner up to facilitate remittances
Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialized Bank, Cambodia’s leading provider of mobile banking services, and Western Union have partnered up to facilitate mobile digital international money transfers.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng: Some fail to see the people’s desire for peace
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said citizens are highly conscious and merely want peace and happiness, and that certain politicians failed to grasp this concept.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Eight CNRP officials summoned
Another eight Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials received summonses from the Battambang provincial court over the weekend for allegedly violating the Supreme Court ruling that saw the party dissolved.
— The Phnom Penh Post

General held over attempted murder
Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Saturday charged a senior penal police officer working at the Ministry of Interior with attempted murder and illegal use of weapon over a violent shooting incident last week.
— Khmer Times

Holiday prisoner pardons to be considered
Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana will call a meeting on Monday to review requests for pardons from 252 prisoners, 16 of whom are females, for Visak Bochea Day which this year falls on May 18, the ministry said on its Facebook page on Saturday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Crocodiles Caught in Battambang’s Sanke River
A report says that villagers caught two crocodiles in a river in Banan District, Battambang. The area of the Sangke River is being checked to find more.
— Cambodia News English

CSX market value at $534M
Market Capitalisation in the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) reached $534.3 million at the end of the first quarter of this year – up some 21 per cent from the fourth quarter of last year – said a CSX press release on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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