Cambodia morning news for October 4

Cambodia morning news for October 4

Cambodia morning newsFormer CNRP Lawmaker Calls For Release of Party Members Still Held in Jail
Former Cambodian opposition party lawmaker Ou Chanrath called on the government on Wednesday to free all members of the Cambodia National Rescue Party still held in the country’s jails, saying their release will pose no threat to national security.
— Radio Free Asia

Sihanoukville tourism First half of 2018 sees 1.3M visitors
The Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Tourism says Preah Sihanouk province received more than 1.3 million tourists during the first semester of this year.
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s borders on guard with intensed crackdown on transnational crimes
The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) has cracked down on more than 4,000 transnational crimes along the Kingdom’s land borders with neighbouring countries during the first nine months of the year, a senior Defence Ministry official said.
— The Nation

Cambodia’s fiscal forecast is favourable
Cambodia’s economic activity in 2018 was dynamic, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts a growth rate of around 7.25 percent.
— Khmer Times

‘Human rights the price paid’ for Kingdom’s SEZ growth
The gains brought to the Kingdom by the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) has come at a high price, with people becoming the victims of land grabs, poor labour conditions and environmental damage, reports the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).
— Phnom Penh Post

Rice farmers pinched by flooding
Prek Norin commune, the majority of residents are rice farmers and flood water can be seen covering their fields as far as the eye can see.
— Khmer Times

Cambodians advised to delay Indonesia travel
The Cambodian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a warning to all citizens planning to travel to the quake- and tsunami-hit region of Indonesia.
— Phnom Penh Post

Rice seeds to be distributed to flood victims this weekend
The Agriculture Ministry will distribute about 3,000 tonnes of rice seeds to the farmers affected by floods across the Kingdom, an official said yesterday.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Makes US$85.57 Million from Angkor Entrance Ticket Sales
World known Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province – a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site – generated a total revenue of US$85.57 million from entrance pass sales in the first nine months of 2018.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Poverty falling at rapid pace, says UNDP
Poverty in Cambodia has fallen dramatically over the last two decades, and continues to fall at a rapid pace, said a high official of the UNDP to Khmer Times yesterday.
— Khmer Times

SME parks to drive up competitiveness: gov’t
Construction of the country’s first ‘cluster zone’ for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will not start for another few months, but the government is already urging family-owned businesses to join these industrial parks, arguing that they will improve the competitiveness of local firms.
— Khmer Times

Turkey repeats FETÖ extradition request to Cambodia
Turkey on Oct. 2 repeated its extradition request for three suspected FETÖ members from Cambodia.
— Anadolu

The invisible epidemic
Kong Yam’s sight is failing. Having worked all her life, the mother-of-six now struggles to complete everyday activities like making rice porridge for her grandson.
— Phnom Penh Post

The rise of Cambodia as a gaming hub
CAMBODIA is a country that offers travellers, adventure seekers and history buffs unique experiences — from Angkor Wat to the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge. Now, it caters for gamblers too.
— The Edge Markets

Pay-to-stay prison block ‘to mitigate jail overcrowding’
Cambodia’s prisons have long been known for severe overcrowding, with Interior Minister Sar Kheng announcing last year the construction of a “hotel-like” pay-to-stay prison block for inmates to address the issue.
— Phnom Penh Post

Sanctuary chief accused of ‘collusion’
The Koh Kong provincial joint committee will continue its probe into the Dang Paeng Multipurpose Protected Sanctuary after social media posts alleged that mangrove forestland had been cleared in the area with the collusion of sanctuary officials.
— Phnom Penh Post

A mastermind arrested in connection with firearms trafficking
Police yesterday arrested a man who they believe to be a member of the Khmer National Liberation Front and suspected of being the mastermind behind the eight people who were charged on Monday for trafficking illegal firearms, a senior official said.
— Khmer Times

 

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This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Teachers’ Day, October 5.

 

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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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