Cambodia morning news for November 5

Cambodia morning news for November 5

Cambodia morning newsPetrol to sell at $1 a litre
The government yesterday advised gas station owners to set petrol and diesel pump prices at 4,000 riel ($1) per litre until November 15, which means gasoline retailers would absorb 160 riel (four cents) of the cost of crude.
— Khmer Times

Prep for digital revolution must start now, ADB official says
The government should start refashioning its institutions and policies as soon as possible to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), which is already impacting all aspects of Cambodian society in ways that are hard to anticipate, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) economist said Friday.
— Khmer Times

NGOs concerned over crimes against journalists
Several NGOs have voiced concern over continuing crimes against journalists and human rights advocates, urging authorities to take sterner action against perpetrators
— Khmer Times

SSEZ seeks Hong Kong listing
The Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) will seek listing in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the capital raised will mainly be used for the development of real estate within the industrial park, said president Jack Chen.
— Khmer Times

The Cambodian textile factory that craves ‘normal’
Boring is best when it comes to business or so says Piet Holten, a Dutch entrepreneur who credits “normal” working conditions for helping to grow his textile factory in Cambodia.
— The News

PM Hun Sen Regards Counterfeit Medicine as Masked Murderer
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that counterfeit medicine is a masked murderer of people in remote areas as this medicine is not only ineffective in treatment, but also harms consumers.
— Fresh News

Forestry law amendments to be discussed
Three ministers will later this month meet to discuss amendments of the forestry law, and the law on natural resources, to pave the way for decentralisation in order to transfer more decision making power to sub-national levels.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Hun Sen Rejects His Party Spokesman’ Statement
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen rejected the statement of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) spokesman Sok Eysan for saying former President of Sam Rainsy Party Kong Korm is the spy of CPP.
— Fresh News

Forestry crimes on decline: Agriculture Ministry
The Agriculture Ministry has issued a report showing that in the first nine months of this year there were 846 cases of forestry crimes, down from 963 during the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

People Who Worry about the Withdrawal of EBA Pollute Society, Says Cambodian Politician Kong Korm
Kong Korm, former president of the Sam Rainsy Party, said that those who are concerned about the withdrawal of EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme from Cambodia tried to pollute the society and intimidate the workers, speaking in an interview with Vayo radio on Sunday.
— Fresh News

Officials travel to Korea for M&E training
A group of Cambodian government officials have been chosen to participate in a training programme on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in Korea organised by that country’s development agency.
— Khmer Times

Vietnam-Cambodia friendship monument inaugurated in Ratanakiri Province
The Vietnam-Cambodia Friendship Monument was inaugurated on November 3 in Ratanakiri Province which is located in the Northeastern region of Cambodia and shares border with Vietnam’s Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces.
— Sggp News

Migrant worker numbers rise
There were about 1.8 million documented and undocumented migrant workers working overseas in the first six months of this year, an increase of nearly 20,000 when compared to the same period last year, according to the National Committee for Counter Trafficking.
— Khmer Times

Apsara Authority signals Siem Reap tourism revamp
The Apsara Authority is planning to repair all roads under its control in order to facilitate travel as a inter-ministerial committee is preparing to further develop the tourism sector in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Tainted chicken meat seized in capital
Anti-economic crime police stopped a truck smuggling chicken legs and wings in the capital on Saturday and issued fines against those transporting the tainted, untaxed meat.
— Khmer Times

Singapore, Cambodia JV to raise mixed-use project in Tuol Kork
HLH Development Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of publicly listed Hong Lai Huat Group Limited, yesterday entered into a joint venture agreement with local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies to launch a mixed development project in Phnom Penh.
— Khmer Times

NGO: Use bail to tackle ‘appalling’ overcrowding
The number of people being held in Cambodian prisons has reached epidemic proportions, leading to overcrowding and corruption, and causing families to suffer unnecessarily, claims a report by local NGO Licadho.
— Phnom Penh Post

‘We are open for business,’ Minister tells New Zealand
The Cambodian Commerce Minister last week appealed to businesses in New Zealand to consider the Kingdom as an investment destination.
— Khmer Times

French Diplomat Is Surprised to See Cambodian Progress
Speaking in a courtesy call on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday at Peace Palace, Jean-David, a French diplomat who took part in the 1991 Paris Peace negotiations for Cambodia, admired Cambodian development on his visit to Phnom Penh.
— Fresh News

Government threatens ‘action’ if IPU ‘extremists’ violate sovereignty
NATIONAL Assembly spokesman Leng Peng Long on Wednesday threatened unspecified “action” against the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) if “extremists” violated Cambodian sovereignty, as the body hit back at claims of interference by saying it was simply insisting on “due process”.
— Phnom Penh Post

China lauds Cambodia
Vice-Chairperson of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee of China, Zhang Chunxian, affirmed that Prime Minister Hun Sen is admired and supported by the Chinese people.
— Khmer Times

‘Local and foreign dogs’ misleading people
Ruling Cambodian People’s Party spokesman Sok Eysan said on Thursday that the political situation in Cambodia is making “good progress”. He accused “local and foreign dogs” of trying to intimidate and mislead people into thinking the contrary.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian exhibitors absent from Wuzhou Jewel Festival
Cambodia’s world-renowned precious stone and silver craftsmen and jewel designers were notably absent from the fifteenth Wuzhou Jewel Festival, held last month in China’s Wuzhou city, lamented a spokesperson.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian LGBT Fashion Designers Find Beauty in Trash
A model wears a dress made out of recycled material during a show organised by LGBT fashion designers to battles discrimination in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 24, 2018.
— Tempo

Maybank rewards financially savvy kids
Three primary school children scored themselves a brand-new gadget each, after showcasing brilliant financial literacy prowess in Maybank’s battle-of-the-wits on Saturday.
— Khmer Times

‘I feel blessed’: Deported Cambodian refugee from Sacramento returns home to family
Six months after he was deported to Cambodia, a country he has never visited and a place his family fled as refugees more than two decades ago, Phorn Tem returned Friday to the United States and his waiting family.


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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6.


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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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