Cambodia Morning News For January 4

Cambodia Morning News For January 4

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s army chief accuses CNRP of preparing to wage war against government
The commander-in-chief of the Cambodian armed forces Pol Saroeun on Tuesday (Jan 2) accused the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of preparing armed forces along the Cambodian-Thai border to wage war against the government, The Phnom Penh Post Online reported.
— Thai PBS

PM Hun Sen Urges to Stop Insulting Factory Workers
Prime Minister Hun Sen strongly urged the administration chief, and supervisors in ministries, institutions, public and private sectors, and other senior position holders to stop abusing workers.
— Fresh News

Agriculture Ministry to request lower electricity costs for farmers
Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said he would ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to take action to help farmers compete against neighbouring countries, including further measures to address high electricity costs, as the sector mapped out its challenges for the year at a ministry-led forum in Phnom Penh yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Transport Ministry to launch water taxi service
The Transport Ministry and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) are looking to launch a ferry service by the Khmer New Year in mid-April, connecting Prek Pnov in the north of Phnom Penh to Kandal province’s Takhmao City via six initial terminals, the ministry said yesterday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to sign 50 million dollar mango pact
The Cambodian Agriculture Ministry is set to sign a mango export investment deal with a Chinese firm.
— Fresh Plaza

Amid government talk of ‘revolution’, unions let anniversary of fatal Veng Sreng protests pass unmarked
Vorn Pov says he was only trying to ease tensions between protesting garment workers and security personnel outside the Yakjin garment factory on Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng Boulevard on January 2, 2014.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Family Still Mourns Missing Son on Crackdown’s Fourth Anniversary
The family of a young Cambodian missing since police fired on striking garment workers four years ago still hopes for answers to his fate, fearing he may have been killed and his body destroyed by authorities seeking to cover up evidence of his death.
— Radio Free Asia

Chinese premier to pay Cambodia official visit
Chinese Premier Le Keqiang – the No. 2 politician in the Chinese government – will visit Phnom Penh for an official visit next week.
— The Phnom Penh Post

National Assembly Reviews Draft Law on ASEAN-India on Trade in Service
National Assembly (N.A), on Wednesday, held a permanent committee meeting to review the request of approval on the Draft Law on ASEAN-India Trade in Service Comprehensive Framework Agreement.
— Fresh News

Cambodia Filmmakers Face ‘Taxing’ Times
The launch of Angelina’s Jolie’s Khmer language feature “First They Killed My Father” promised to deliver a much needed shot of exposure and enthusiasm into the arm of Cambodia’s emergent film industry.
— VOA

 

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