Date of Broadcast: 06 May 2012
Angkor Car (Feature)
Cambodiaâ€™s first electric car may soon hit the streets. Manufacturing has already begun as part of an agreement between the creator, a local company and a foreign investor from Hong Kong. Known as the â€śAngkor Carâ€ť, the vehicle is expected to ease traffic congestion, reduce gas emissions and air pollution. However, there are concerns about the success of an electric car in a country with poor electrical infrastructure and one of the highest costs of electricity in the world.
Onshore Oil research (Main Story)
In Cambodia, oil and gas are not only available at sea but also onshore. Onshore oil has been identified in Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap lake and its surrounding provinces. According to the government, so far only 3 companies have received licenses to do exploration of onshore oil and gas. Some people seem happy about the potential economic benefits but many others worry about losing their homes and farmlands. Environmentalists are also concerned about the impact of this type of oil extraction in nearby ancient temples and the environment as a whole.
For our teaser of the week, health authorities are warning people ahead of this yearâ€™s dengue season. The Ministry of Health is urging the population to take preventive measures, especially to protect children and other vulnerable people.
Politics and society
This week our Politics and Society segment brings you highlights from World Press Freedom Day 2012: â€śPromotion Responsible Journalism in Cambodia.â€ť World Press Freedom Day is celebrated across the world in May to serve as an important occasion to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom: to evaluate press freedom, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.