Cambodia morning news for November 20

Cambodia morning news for November 20

Cambodia morning newsBelt and Road project to strengthen Cambodia’s trade ties
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) plays a crucial role in connecting China to Cambodia and enhancing connectivity and cross-border trade within Asia and across the globe, the Minister of Public Works and Transport said Friday.
— Khmer Times

AMRU Rice fears tax will impact rice
AMRU Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd, one of the Kingdom’s main rice exporters, has appealed to the EU to reconsider imposing a tax on the Kingdom’s rice exports to all EU member states.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia rejects ‘fake news’ of planned Chinese naval base in Koh Kong
Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, declared on Monday, Nov. 9 that there would never be a foreign military base in his country after rumors last week that China was in negotiations with the Cambodian government to establish a naval base in the country.
— Taiwan News

Acleda, GMAC in garment workers payroll system deal
Following a deal signed with the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) yesterday, Acleda Bank Plc will roll out its payroll services for garment, shoes and travelling bag factory workers nationwide, thus enabling risk-free electronic transfers of salaries to individual payroll accounts.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airways to launch Siem Reap-Taichung flights
Cambodia Airways announced Monday it will open a new route Wednesday that links Siem Reap in Cambodia with Taichung in central Taiwan.
— Focus Taiwan

Kingdom’s main tourist spots set to see an increase in local visitors
Local tourists travelling to the main destinations during the three-day Water Festival are expected to greatly increase, as insiders say hotel and guesthouses are fully booked.
— Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng chastises border authorities over illegal logging
nterior Minister Sar Kheng has blamed local officials posted along the Cambodian-Thai border for failing to curb the flow of illegal loggers sneaking across the border to cut down trees in Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Japan provides grant for demining
The Japanese government has provided nearly $4 million in aid to the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) for demining operations in the Kingdom.
— Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen’s Cambodia: a nation without nationalism
This month Cambodia commemorated its 65th Independence Day, the anniversary of the declaration by the late King Norodom Sihanouk on November 9, 1953.
— Asia Times

A new source of income for Mondulkiri’s Panong
Indigenous people in Mondulkiri are enjoying a second source of income: visits from foreigners seeking the ‘real thing’.
–Khmer Times

Cambodian official says Khmer Rouge tribunal’s work is done
A top Cambodian government official has reiterated his government’s intention to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
— Pattaya Mail

Russia to showcase latest military helicopter
ussia will demonstrate its Mi-171 helicopter’s capabilities on Tuesday in a bid to sell some to the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in the future.
—  Khmer Times

One year on, CNRP fate unclear
A year after the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the fate of the former main opposition party remains unclear.
— Phnom Penh Post

Sanofi Cambodia marks World Diabetes Day 2018
Sanofi Cambodia, in collaboration with the Cambodian Diabetes Association (CDA), organised the World Diabetes Day under the theme, “The Family and Diabetes”, at Banteay Srey Restaurant, Siem Reap on November 18, 2018, with around 600 healthcare professionals and participants.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia genocide verdict a signal to other perpetrators: US
The US has welcomed Cambodia’s landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, “even those at the highest levels”, will eventually face justice for their crimes.
— Mizzima

Organic coffee production boosted
Locally produced organic coffee has seen a significant rise in demand followed by a 50 percent increase of land under cultivation in 2018 mostly due to the shifting taste buds among citizens in Phnom Penh, said officials on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia’s beleaguered opposition and the fight for democracy
In June 2017, Cambodia’s pro-democracy opposition party made unprecedented gains in the local commune elections, casting serious doubt on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ability to extend his 33-year rule in the following year’s national election.
— Al Jazeera

Phnom Penh to up security at festival
Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the authorities to beef up security to maintain public order during the Water Festival.
— Phnom Penh Post

Ministry pinpoints source of droughts
The Water Resources Ministry yesterday said a change in weather conditions is the main contributor to a series of droughts occurring throughout some provinces, adding that it is now finding a viable solution.
— Khmer Times

Culture Minister receives archaeology award
Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona has been awarded a 2018 Paestum Archaeology Award at the 21st edition of the Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism held at the ancient city of Paestum, Italy.
— Phnom Penh Post

No more Khmer Rouge prosecutions, says Cambodia
Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the UN-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
— The Guardian

‘No more Khmer Rouge leaders left to stand trial’
Friday’s verdict in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan has been hailed as “historic” for “Cambodia and all humanity”, while Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said no further cases of its kind would be brought to court.
— Phnom Penh Post

Apsara Authority looks to relocate Preah Pithu temple vendors
The Apsara Authority has formed a committee tasked with relocating vendors and parking spaces around Preah Pithu temple in order to restore public order in the area.
— Khmer Times

Sar Kheng calls for decentralisation
Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has urged local authorities to solve problems and develop their communities to avoid people complaining to top-level government ministers.
— Phnom Penh Post

Villagers upset over threat to cut down resin trees
Kouy Indigenous people in Stung Treng province’s Siem Bouk district raised concerns over a man claiming to represent a company and threatening to cut down their resin trees in order to develop the land.
— Khmer Times

Aussie predicted he’d ‘leave in body bag’
A 42-year-old Melbourne man who wrote on Facebook predicting he might be “leaving … in a body bag” has died of a drug overdose in Cambodia.
— Tweed Daily News

Russian news agency to hold workshop for 40 foreign journalists
Russian news agency and radio Sputnik will hold a multimedia workshop for 40 young journalists and media managers from Cambodia and 33 other countries in Moscow from November 29 to December 1.
— Khmer Times

Ministry to manage special needs schools
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that beginning next year the Education Ministry will manage five special schools in Phnom Penh and in the provinces of Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Cham.
— Khmer Times

 

Feature photo The Cambodian Acid Survivors Charity (CASC)

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Sreypov Men recently completed a course of study in International Relations at the Institute of Foreign Languages.

She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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