Cambodia morning news for December 28

Cambodia morning news for December 28

Cambodia morning news

Return to Cambodia and risk getting arrested, Hun Sen warns opposition politician Sam Rainsy
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Wednesday that a prominent opposition figure who lives in self-imposed exile abroad would risk being arrested if he dares to return to Cambodia as he recently promised.
— South China Morning Post

Cambodia gets over US$63-million loan from S. Korea for Takhmao waste water treatment project
The Royal Government of Cambodia has been provided with more than US$63 million in loan from the Export-Import Bank of Korea for Takhmao Waste Water Treatment Project.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Spotlight: Cambodia maintains political stability, robust growth after July poll
Cambodia has maintained political stability and strong economic growth after a July general election that handed a landslide victory to Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s ruling party.
— Xinhua

Government approves 4,186 trademarks
The Ministry of Commerce increased 269 business trademarks this year, bringing the total number of such registrations at the ministry to 4,186 – and 3,917 last year, its annual report said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Police continue RT film probe
A senior Interior Ministry official yesterday said police are continuing to investigate the Russia Today sex trafficking documentray that landed a news fixer behind bars awaiting trial on incitement to discriminate charges.
— The Khmer Times

EU calls for improved government resolution of land disputes
An EU delegation and civil society groups have called for better action on land disputes in Cambodia, even as the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction outlined its plans to offer speedier solutions to remaining disputes next year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia-Vietnam ties: From ‘liberator’ to a major trade partner
There has been an ebb and flow in Cambodia’s relations with Vietnam, 40 years after Vietnamese troops helped ‘liberate’ the country from the yoke of the genocidal Khmer Rouge, writes Cheunboran Chanborey.
— The Khmer Times

Workers strike over unpaid indemnity
Nearly 2,000 garment workers from the W&D factory in Meanchey district yesterday continued a strike for the third day over unpaid seniority indemnity.
— The Khmer Times

Draft law on monitoring transactions passed
The Senate on Tuesday approved a proposed new law to track the flow of money locally and from abroad and across all areas to combat tax avoidance, with special attention given to the private sector and civil society organisations.
— Phnom Penh Post

Siem Reap airline to suspend operations
Small Planet Cambodia, a charter airline based in Siem Reap, will suspend operations starting 2019, just a year after it secured its air operator’s certificate.
— The Khmer Times

Svay Rieng to see new water plant
In a bid to expand access to clean water across the country, the Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts is urging Angkor Potable Water Co Ltd to speed up work on a feasibility study for a water treatment plant in Svay Rieng province.
— The Khmer Times

Report outlines Prey Lang loggers
At least 73 people were detained this year and handed over to the environment authority by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN) for clearing forest in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary, a huge nature reserve in northern Cambodia spanning four provinces.
— Phnom Penh Post

New money transfer app set to launch after major investment
A newcomer to Phnom Penh’s fintech scene, Cambodia-based startup Clik has raised over $2m as it prepares to launch in the Kingdom in early 2019.
Southeast Asia Globe

Seeking help in aquaculture
The government has asked Japan to support the development of fish hatcheries in Cambodia to boost production and curb reliance on fish imports.
— The Khmer Times

Pepper association reports lower yields, sales
The Kampot Pepper Promotion Association has sold just 50 tonnes of the coveted commodity, an 80 percent drop compared to last year.
— The Khmer Times

edotco acquires 325 towers in Cambodia
Telecommunications infrastructure services company edotco Group Sdn Bhd’s Cambodian unit, edotco (Cambodia) Co Ltd, has acquired 325 towers from South East Asia Telecom (Cambodia) Co Ltd.
— The Star Online

Acleda inaugurates new business school campuses in PP’s Sen Sok
Cambodia’s largest financial institution, Acleda Bank, inaugurated its subsidiary firm Acleda Institute of Business’ (AIB) new $36.7 million campuses (including land cost) in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Jinko joy in Cambodia
Solar modules totalling 60MW being supplied to project under development by SchneiTec Group
— ReNews Biz

Camcontrol destroys more than 60 tonnes of sub-standard goods
Camcontrol officials have destroyed more than 63 tonnes of sub-standard goods this year.
— Khmer Times

Luxury residential project breaks ground in capital
China-based SRE Group has invested $100 million into a high-end commercial and residential project in Sen Sok district, with construction work beginning this week after a groundbreaking ceremony attended by the governor of Phnom Penh.
— The Khmer Times

Koh Kong in race to catch up with rest of the coast
The southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong may be lagging behind the other three coastal provinces in terms of economic development, but local authorities are steadfast in their resolution to push investment on infrastructure, accommodation and eco-tourism to catch up.
— The Khmer Times

Cambodia has 21 species of rattan
Twenty-one (21) species of rattan – an economical plant vital for Cambodian farmers in addition to their agricultural activities – are found across the country, according to WWF-Cambodia’s report.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Year-on-year mine casualties remain stagnant
The number of casualties caused by landmine and explosive remnants of war remained stagnant this year, according to a report issued by the Cambodian Mine Action Authority.
— The Khmer Times

Faintings increase despite efforts to improve factory conditions
More than 2,000 garment workers have fainted so far this year in 16 factories across the Kingdom, a jump of more than 400 when compared to last year’s figures despite efforts by the government to improve factory conditions.
— The Khmer Times

Joint directive to benefit disabled persons
The Ministries of Land Management and Social Affairs today issued a joint directive requiring all buildings to accommodate those with physical disabilities by building infrastructure such as wheelchair ramps and allocating parking spaces.
— The Khmer Times

Education Ministry boosts teachers’ salaries amid reforms
The Ministry of Education has allocated its current budget expenditure for 2019 with 80 percent going toward teachers’ salaries and others employed in the education sector, according to Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron
— Khmer Times

PM warns banned rivals over return
Prime Minister Hun Sen told banned former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians to request a restoration of their political rights or miss out on the 2022 commune elections.
— Phnom Penh Post

Child sexual exploitation remains a concern
Child sexual exploitation remained a concern in Cambodia despite improved law enforcement and suppression, an NGO official said.
— Khmer Times

Two more CNRP officials flee Cambodia for US
Two former opposition officials have fled Cambodia for the United States to avoid persecution as the government prepares to amend the law on political parties to allow more than 100 banned Cambodia National Rescue Party officials to return to political life.
— Voice of America News

Life After Hun Sen
Would the Cambodian people support Hun Manet for prime minister?
— Cambodia Daily

Cambodia ends long-running debate as it celebrates 20 years of peace
Cambodia’s government will host the start of a three-day celebration marking the 20-year anniversary of the end of civil war. The event, beginning Dec. 29, is designed to lay to rest the issue of when the long-running conflict finally ended.
— Voice of America News

Facing the Future in Laos and the Cambodian Coast
At the final two places on our list of 52, our columnist contemplates the swift, irrevocable changes that tourism and development are bringing.
— The New York Times

The Countdown to 2019
Cambodia has its very own Khmer New Year in April. But the lights and music on the streets every December 31 proves that Cambodians are also very fond of partying in the countdown to the universal New Year.
— The Khmer Times\

Coast prepares to welcome New Year tourist influx
The coastal provinces are preparing for an influx of local and international visitors hoping to welcome the New Year in one of Cambodia’s many splendid beaches.
— Khmer Times

 

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