Cambodia morning news for December 27

Cambodia morning news for December 27

Cambodia morning newsFour charged in $1.1 million fraud case
Four suspects, including two men and two women, were charged yesterday by Phnom Penh Municipal Court for their involvement in cheating more than $1.1 million from a property businessman in 2017.
— Khmer Times

Government hits back at HRW Sokha accusations
The government on Friday responded to comments made by Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticising Cambodia national football team coach Keisuke Honda’s links to world-class human rights abuser Sao Sokha.
— Cambodia Daily

Handcuffs wait for Rainsy: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen today challenged Sam Rainsy to return to the country to serve his sentences.
— Khmer Times

80 Microfinances Operating Across Cambodia
Cambodia has currently a total of 80 microfinance institutions operating throughout the country, according to local media report.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

End of the road? Ride-hail apps face future
WHEN Hor Daluch established the Kingdom’s first-ever ride-hailing app Exnet Taxi Cambodia in April 2016, his main challenge at the time was to convince Cambodians of the benefit of using technology for their daily commutes.
— Phnom Penh Post

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.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian Top Diplomat to Discuss EBA Issue with EU in January
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn will discuss Everything-but-Arm (EBA) trade preferential scheme issue with the European Union next month, during his stay in Brussels, Belgium for the ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Authorities release smuggled animals
Content image – Phnom Penh PostAuthorities seized more than 100 turtles and water monitor lizards from illegal wildlife traders. SuppliedSiem Reap’s Banteay Srei and Bakong forestry administrations on Tuesday released more than 100 turtles and water monitor lizards back into their natural habitats after authorities seized them from illegal wildlife traders.
— Phnom Penh Post

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.
— Cambodia Daily

Ministry warns of coming drought
The Water Resources and Meteorology Ministry is calling on all Cambodians to conserve water due to fear of drought during next year’s dry season.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s Trade Volume with Foreign Countries Up 5% in 2018
Trade volume of Cambodia with foreign countries this year reached US$24,985 million, up about 5 percent from US$23,796 million in 2017.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Ta Lon landing-by-sea campaign – milestone in victory over Pol Pot regime
A ceremony was held in southern Kien Giang province on December 24 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Ta Lon landing-by-sea campaign – a milestone in the victory against the Pol Pot genocidal regime in Cambodia.
— Cambodia Daily

Blind dining comes to Siem Reap
Picture the scenario – you’re seated at a dining table in a room so dark you can’t see the cutlery and a plate inches before you. A server enters the room; the tantalising smell of your freshly prepared meal fills the air.
— Phnom Penh Post

Senate approves party law change
Senators yesterday approved an amendment to the Law on Political Parties, bringing former opposition members banned from politics one step closer to re-entering the political arena.
— Khmer Times

High Buildings in Phnom Penh Mushrooming
Buildings of four and five floors up are mushrooming across Phnom Penh, according to the press release issued recently by Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, and Construction.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Meet the ‘Mirror Man’ who’s on a mission to help fellow amputees
Almost 15 years ago, a motorbike accident in Italy left Stephen Sumner with an amputated left leg and a strange, debilitating condition known as phantom limb pain.
— Cambodia Daily

Preah Vihear parks see clearing
Forest rangers and the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) said on Tuesday that forest in the Phnom Tnort-Phnom Pok and Prey Lang wildlife sanctuaries in Preah Vihear province are being cleared by groups of perpetrators from Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap and Battambang provinces.
— Phnom Penh Post

Gov. Brown Pardons 5 Cambodian Refugees Among Other Clemencies
California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned five refugees from Cambodia and another immigrant from Honduras who faced the possibility of deportation because of their criminal convictions.
— Cambodia Daily

NA Speaks Highly of Cambodia-RoK Friendship and Cooperation
The ties of friendship and cooperation between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea (Rok) have brought about numerous assistance and investment capital from RoK, which have contributed significantly to the development and poverty alleviation in Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press


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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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