Cambodia morning news for December 26

Cambodia morning news for December 26

Cambodia morning newsMinistry of Land Management sees 6.5 pct revenue hike
The Ministry of Land Management earned nearly $98 million (390 billion riel) in 2018, an increase of 6.5 percent over last year.
— The Khmer Times

Prestige Garment workers protest for second day
More than 200 workers from the Prestige Garment factory in Kandal province yesterday continued a protest over the sacking of a colleague who tried to form a union.
— The Khmer Times

Afraid of potential EU tariffs, exporters and millers buy less rice
Local rice exporter and millers will buy significantly less paddy rice this year as they await the European Union’s final decision on whether or not to impose tariffs on Cambodian rice, industry insiders say.
— The Khmer Times

Chinese ambassador shuts down naval base rumours
The newly-appointed Chinese ambassador to Cambodia yesterday met with Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and lashed out at some Western countries for accusing China of constructing a military base in Koh Kong province.
— The Khmer Times

Minister to discuss EBA with EU’s trade commissioner
Prak Sokhonn, the Cambodian Foreign Minister, will meet European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom in Brussels next month to push forward the Kingdom’s viewpoint on the potential cancellation of the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme.
— The Khmer Times

Joint venture to build $200-million project in SEZ
Locally-owned Chay Chay Investment and Shanghai Guozhi Group Co on Friday formed a joint venture to develop a commercial and industrial project in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet-O’Neang Special Economic Zone.
— The Khmer Times

Ninety-five NGOs condemn convictions of union leaders
Ninety-five NGOs have issued a joint statement condemning the convictions of six union leaders for their roles in a minimum wage protest at Veng Sreng Boulevard in Phnom Penh in 2013.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian, Vietnamese police meet to discuss forestry crimes
Cambodian and Vietnamese police officials met on Sunday to discuss forestry crime prevention along the border between both countries in Mondulkiri province.
— The Khmer Times

‘PM is within his rights to intervene in internal affairs of companies’
A senior Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) official said Prime Minister Hun Sen has the right to intervene in the internal affairs of companies after an audio recording emerged this week in which he is heard ordering the removal of CNC TV’s CEO.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court denies Akira Museum permission to reopen
The Cambodian Landmine Museum, which planned to reopen on Monday, cannot do so because Siem Reap Provincial Court has yet to complete the case against its owner.
— The Khmer Times

Senate adopts Political Parties law amendment
The Senate today (Dec. 25) adopted an amendment to the Law on Political Parties that could pave the way for hundreds of banned former opposition members to re-enter the political arena.
— The Khmer Times

City Hall identifies needs of impoverished communities
Capital Hall released results of a study that surveyed the infrastructure needs of poor communities in Phnom Penh.
— The Khmer Times

Increase in land dispute resolutions
The Land Management Ministry yesterday announced it solved 364 out of 990 land dispute cases reported throughout the country this year, an increase when compared to last year’s 208 solved cases.
— The Khmer Times

Forestry officials seize nearly 600 kilos of reptiles
Forestry administration officials in Siem Reap province on Monday seized nearly 600 kilograms of live turtles and monitor lizards in Siem Reap city.
— The Khmer Times

Mondulkiri, VN join forces to fight border crimes
Provincial police from Mondulkiri, and Dak Lak in Vietnam made a commitment on Sunday to strengthen their cooperation to intercept and prevent border crimes in order to secure peace for residents on both sides.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Factory fire claims last victims
The three remaining victims of a fire last week at the Golden Rice Factory in Kampong Speu province’s Odong district died on Saturday, an official said yesterday.
— The Khmer Times

Food safety set to be in curriculum
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is set to finalise its draft national policy on student health, with food safety incorporated into schools’ curriculum throughout the country, according to a senior official at the ministry.
— The Phnom Penh Post

ETO-linked schools closed in Cambodia
A Cambodian company bought all the schools linked to Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in the country in November, a Turkish education foundation said on Tuesday.
— AA

New Chinese ambassador meets with Heng Samrin
The newly-appointed Chinese ambassador to Cambodia yesterday met with National Assembly president Heng Samrin and said China was committed to respecting the Kingdom’s sovereignty and independence.
— The Khmer Times

Japan-based Okura Nikko Hotel announces 2022 Cambodia opening
Japanese company Okura Nikko Hotel Management Co Ltd announced last Friday that it will open its first Nikko Phnom Penh Hotel in the capital by 2022, a press release issued by the company said.
— Borneo Review

Tech set to reshape real estate in 2019
According to real estate investment company JLL, the value of investable commercial property worldwide will hit US$65 trillion by 2020. Nearly a third of that, it stated in a recent report, will be in the Asia Pacific region.
— The Khmer Times

Battambang jute growers pine for the crop’s glory days
Farmers in Battambang province are pining for the old days when jute was used to weave sacks, ropes, mats and baskets. Thanks to the popularity of plastic, they can now hardly eke out a living selling jute.
— The Khmer Times

Welcome 2019 in style at NABA Theatre
Embrace 2019 with an array of delightful offerings at NagaWorld. Join the countdown and be part of a fun celebration as we herald the New Year with a spectacular concert from 10pm on December 31 at the state-of-the-art NABA Theatre, featuring top Cambodian celebrities. It’s completely free!
— The Khmer Times

Sand models are creating joy in capital
Sitting behind bowls of coloured sand, a man carefully manipulates a slim steel funnel through the narrow opening of a small glass bottle, creating a picture of dolphins swimming playfully in the sea.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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A a professional photographer since the days of film, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.

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