Cambodia morning news for August 29

Cambodia morning news for August 29

Cambodia morning newsRicketson trial to conclude today
Phnom Penh Municipal Court is today set to wrap up the espionage trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who has been in jail since June 2017.
— Khmer Times

Direct Flights from Beijing to Phnom Penh to Launch on First of November
General Mao Havannal, Secretary of State of the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation on Tuesday received a courtesy call of delegation of airline of the People’s Republic of China (Air China).
Fresh News

PM meets with Chinese investors
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday asked Chinese businessmen to invest in human resources, energy and infrastructure in the Kingdom.
Khmer Times

Oxfam to Empower Cambodian Rice Farmers With Blockchain
Oxfam has launched a pilot project in Cambodia to help rice farmers getting paid their fair share using blockchain technology.
News BTC

Meach Sovannara vows return to political stage
Meach Sovannara, a former CNRP official who was released from jail after a royal pardon, yesterday vowed to return to politics to challenge Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons following medical treatment overseas.
Khmer Times

Fourteen Jailed Cambodian Opposition Activists Freed
Cambodia has released 14 members of the country’s dissolved opposition party in the wake of a controversial election that extended Prime Minister Hun Sen’s three-decade grip on power.
VOA

KPP infighting intensifies
Former Khmer Power Party president Sourn Serey Ratha has threatened to file a complaint against current party president Soung Sophorn for allegedly forging public documents to secure the title of party president.
Khmer Times

Sights in Kampot granted new designation
The Kampot Provincial Hall has granted the environment department’s request to register several scenic mountains in the coastal province as protected sites.
Phnom Penh Post

Clearing along Koh Kong beach raises eyebrows
Concerns have been raised over the clearing of mangrove forests along Bak Khlong beach in Koh Kong province’s Mondul Seima district as land prices in the area increase.
Phnom Penh Post

UXO kills boy, injures three in Kampong Speu
A boy was killed and another three injured after an unexploded ordnance (UXO) they were playing with detonated in Kampong Speu province’s Ka Ek Porng village on Monday.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia genocide survivor makes ‘homecoming’ to PH
When Youk Chhang first set foot in the Philippines in 1986, he said it felt like he was making his first steps to “heaven.”
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Journeys of Discovery: Author shares stories from the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Cal Poly journalism lecturer Katya Cengel to talk about her new book, “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back”.
KCBX

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Cambodia
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday arrived in the Cambodian capital, as a part of her two-day trip to the South-East Asian nation.
ANI News

King to preside over opening of parliament
The National Assembly issued a statement on Monday saying King Norodom Sihamoni will preside over its opening session on September 5, with the presence of dignitaries, ambassadors and representatives of civil society organisations.
Khmer Times

Chinese delegation scopes out Kingdom
A group of Chinese entrepreneurs are on a four-day visit to the Kingdom to explore investment opportunities to expand their presence in the country.
Phnom Penh Post

The making of new Chinese colonies
Sihanoukville used to be a sleepy coastal town in south Cambodia. Its beaches were known for their quiet, cosy – albeit a little seedy – atmosphere that attracted mostly families, individual travellers, and backpackers.
The ASEAN Post

MP in Kampong Thom flees after killing two teen riders
Kampong Thom provincial police are on the lookout for a senior Military Police officer in connection with a tragic hit-and-run incident on Saturday in Santuk district’s Pur commune.
Phnom Penh Post

Oxfam to Empower Cambodian Rice Farmers With Blockchain
Oxfam has launched a pilot project in Cambodia to help rice farmers getting paid their fair share using blockchain technology.
News BTC

ACLEDA Managing Director Compares Banking Situation between Cambodian General Election 2013 and Election 2018
Cambodian people withdrew $150 million during Cambodian general election in 2013 compared to $100 million deposits during Cambodian general election 2018, ACLEDA Bank Managing Director In Channy said in Fresh News weekly special guest program.
Fresh News

Request for Reinstatement of Cambodia National Rescue Party Is a Crazy Dream: Ruling Party Spokesman
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan called the request to revive Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and the demands of other conditions by the former opposition leader Sam Rainsy “crazy imagination”.
Fresh News

Foreign Affairs Ministry Assist 26 Abused Cambodians in China, Malaysia, Indonesia
Cambodian ambassadors to China, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Cambodian Consulate General in Shanghai, China, have assisted 26 Cambodians to repatriate, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC)’s press release on Tuesday.
Fresh News

Appeal Court upholds PM bodyguard conviction
The Appeal Court yesterday overturned suspended sentences handed to a former officer with the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit and a former deputy commune council chief who forged land documents and cheated a businesswoman out of $800,000 in Kampot province in 2013.
Khmer Times

Police seize more fake cosmetics
Officers with the Interior Ministry’s Anti-Economic Crime Department raided a house stocking fake cosmetic products in Russey Keo district on Monday, seizing more than four tonnes of merchandise.
Khmer Times

Meach Sovannara to return to politics
Meach Sovannara, ex-CNRP official who was released from prison last night, said that he will return to political life and challenge with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sons.
Khmer Times

Cambodia Hosting International Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture in Siem Reap Province
Cambodia has been hosting a three-day international workshop on sustainable agriculture on topics of current knowledge, implementation and future needs, at Angkor Paradise Hotel in Siem Reap city, Siem Reap province from Aug. 27 to 29.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM To Receive Cambodian Asian Games Medalists Next Week
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will receive the Cambodian medalists of the Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia next week, said H.E. Vat Chamroeun, Head of Mission of Cambodia Asian Games.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

40 Cambodians To Attend Mine Clearance Training in China
Forty (40) Cambodians, both soldiers and civilians, will depart on Sept. 1 to join a mine clearance training in the People’s Republic of China under the support of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

E-commerce Site For Local Goods In The Making
The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) is partnering up with e-commerce experts from Yunnan, in Southern China, to enhance online sales of Cambodian agricultural products.
B2B Cambodia

 

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