Cambodia morning news for November 6

Cambodia morning news for November 6

Cambodia morning newsFirst large-scale gold project in the Kingdom in early 2020
Emerald Resources, the Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province, will start its first large-scale gold project in the Kingdom in early 2020.
– Phnom Penh Post

HCM City vows to strengthen Vietnam-Cambodia ties
Ho Chi Minh City will do its best to continue bolstering the sound neighborliness, traditional friendship, and comprehensive, durable and long-lasting cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia, a municipal official said.

UN Human Rights Expert on Cambodia to Hold Press Briefing on 8 November
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will hold a press briefing at the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) on 8 November 2018 to discuss the preliminary findings of her 11-day visit to Cambodia, according to the media advisory dated on Monday.
— Fresh News

Khmer silk products back on track
Traditional hand-made woven Khmer silk products are struggling to survive since they have to compete with import from neighbouring countries. Chen Sopheap, who has been working for international NGOs for over a decade decided to join the weaving crafts sector, as she sees the potential and wants it to survive .
– Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia joins global real estate map
Cambodia is now officially featured in the map of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) after having joined the United States-based organisation last year.
– Khmer Times

U.S Aids $200,000 to Cambodia for Conservation of the Northern Ancient Staircase of World Heritage’s Preah Vihear Temple
The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, will sign two agreements on cultural cooperation in Cambodia on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 15:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Cambodia, according to the U.S Embassy Phnom Penh’s Press Release dated on Monday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian Journalists Attend Two Important Forums and a Visit Programme in China
Six Cambodian journalists from the Agence Kampuchea Press (AKP), Deum Ampil Media Centre, and Thmey Thmey online news joined their counterparts from over 100 media organisations around the world attended two important forums from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 in Boao, Hainan, China.
– Agence Kampuchea Press

Forestry crimes drop by almost 15%
In its report detailing forestry crimes for the first 10 months of the year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said there was a total of 945 cases – a decrease of 14. 78 per cent compared to the same period last year.
– Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Areng indigenous community fight for land and identity
“We, Areng people, don’t want the dam project in our homeland because we are living here with nature, we are here to protect natural resources for our young generations in the future,” said Pok Luy, an elderly woman in Chumnoab commune, Thma Bang district, Koh Kong province.
— Mekong Commons

Cambodian Government Creates Working Group to Solve Requests and Proposals from CSO
Prime Minister Hun Sen decided to establish a working group of the Royal Government to address the requests and proposals of civil society groups, according to the decision dated on 2 November 2018.
— Fresh News

Forestry, wildlife crimes drop at Koh Kong sanctuary
Koh Kong provincial authorities said on Sunday that illegal forestry and wildlife trafficking crimes have decreased considerably at the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, although authorities are still investigating cases of encroachment on state land at the site.
– Phnom Penh Post

CATA Organises 1st Tour to Angkor Archaeological Park’s Forest in Siem Reap Province
Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) organises the first tour to Angkor Archaeological Park’s forest in Siem Reap province with an aim to create a new tourism product.
– Agence Kampuchea Press

In Whispers, Rural Cambodians Anxiously Contemplate Life in a One-Party State
Villagers in this rural rice-growing area are eager to discuss and debate the meaning of July’s landslide election victory for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, which left them living in what is essentially a one-party state.
– VOA Cambodia

Cambodian PM Presides over the Opening of Regional Conference on Combating Falsified and Substandard Medicines
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen (Pic. 1) addresses the participants while he was presiding over the opening ceremony of the two-day Regional Conference on Combating Falsified and Substandard Medicines, in Phnom Penh this morning.
– Agence Kampuchea Press

Exclusive: Inside Cambodia’s financial revolution
Cambodia has done much to reform its economy since the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, increasing foreign investment and inculcating a property boom in the capital city, Phnom Penh. Now, it seems set to reform another pillar of its economy, building up a fintech sector.
– Gov Insider

Hidden history: Radar probes mass graves from Khmer Rouge era
A man walks gingerly over a small field in rural Cambodia, pushing a lawnmower-like contraption that deploys ground-penetrating radar to unearth clues of mass graves.
– Channel News Asia

‘Court to decide Kem Sokha fate’
A senior government official said on Sunday that former opposition party leader Kem Sokha, who is currently under home detention on “treason” charges, would not receive a Royal pardon while his court case is ongoing.
– Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia – ANZ Bank considers compensation of victims of Phnom Penh Sugar project
The victims of the Phnom Penh Sugar Company development project in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said they are “happy” to hear that ANZ Bank had declared to the Australian Parliamentary Committee that it would consider compensating those affe
— Agra Net

Pi Pay to kick-start Suzuki Cup cashless tickets
The Football Federation of Cambodia has embraced fast developing digital technology to widen its appeal among fans and make home matches easier to access by teaming up with the newest mobile app in Cambodia Pi Pay to kick-start cashless ticketing.
– Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia : Former S21 photographer to found political party
Former Khmer Rouge photographer at Tuol Sleng detention centre – also known as S21, Nhem En, is to form another political party after the first one failed.
— The Nation

Motorcyclists targeted in drive to reduce road deaths
Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said on Saturday that the National Road Safety Committee is to tackle the problem of untrained motorcyclists in a push to reduce the death toll from accidents.
– Phnom Penh Post

‘Mondulkiri rife with forest crimes’
A truck transporting timber overturned on Thursday evening, killing one person and injured another.
– Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese-Cambodian children in Phnom Penh start new school year
Children of Vietnamese Cambodians studying at the Khmer-Vietnam Tan Tien friendship primary school in Phnom Penh began their 2018-2019 school year on November 5.
— VietnamPlus


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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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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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