Cambodia morning news for September 13

Cambodia morning news for September 13
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Cambodia morning newsCambodia leader tells world to stay out of Indochina politics
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that countries outside Indochina are too critical of politics in the region and that it should be left to solve its own problems.
Reuters

Tax department rakes $2 billion with reforms and audits
Kong Vibol, director-general of the General Department of Taxation, told Khmer Times Editors that the department has collected a whopping $2 billion in the last five years.
Khmer Times

PP garment workers continue wage protest
About 200 garment workers at a factory located in the capital’s Steung Meanchey Commune1, Meanchey district, have been protesting since Monday after the owner fled without paying their August wages.
Phnom Penh Post

Committee to address student complaints
The Education Ministry today received hundreds of complaints filed by students who were dissatisfied with their results in the 2018 national exam.
Khmer Times

Police chief called on to curb protests in capital
Phnom Penh governor Khuong Sreng on Tuesday told the newly appointed municipal police chief to continue preventing protests and crimes of all kinds in the capital.
Phnom Penh Post

‘Shoe thrower’ Sam Sokha sends apology to PM
Sam Sokha, who was sentenced to two years in prison after a video of her throwing a shoe at a ruling party billboard went viral, has written a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen apologising and asking him to pardon her.
Phnom Penh Post

Kem Sokha’s lawyers seek to clarify bail restrictions
Lawyers for bailed opposition leader Kem Sokha said on Tuesday that they will seek clarification as to the conditions applied to his release – which they have compared to house arrest due to their perceived stringency – saying one, in particular, is worryingly “subject to interpretation”.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Urged to Drop Charges on All Political Prisoners
A leading international human rights group on Wednesday called on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to release all political prisoners and drop all charges against them, arguing that recent releases and pardons were merely “attempts to regain international legitimacy after sham elections.”
Radio Free Asia

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman
The recent release of Cambodia’s former opposition leader into house arrest does not go far enough to appease critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, according to US Congressman Alan Lowenthal.
VOA

PM vows to ‘protect’ Chinese interests
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Chinese companies investing in Cambodia not to worry about contract cancellation in the Kingdom.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Praises CAEXPO’s Roles and Significance
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has lauded the roles and significance of the annual China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO).
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Over US$20 Million Worth Investment Projects Approved
Royal Government of Cambodia has licensed four new investment projects worth over US$20 million, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Regional research office projects higher growth for Cambodia this year
Cambodia’s economy is predicted to continue its strong growth momentum in 2018, supported by robust construction activities, strong rebound in garment manufacturing, and solid growth in tourism-related services, the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) said on Wednesday.
Xinhua

Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be on a Working Visit to Japan
Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) Prak Sokhonn will be on a working visit to Japan from 18-19 September 2018 at the invitation of the Government of Japan, according to the ministry of foreign affairs (MoFAIC)’s press release dated on 12 September 2018.
Fresh News

UN, partners in Cambodia meet to improve support for victims of human trafficking
The Cambodian government, the United Nations, and civil society representatives gathered here on Wednesday to strengthen mechanisms in order to support the victims of trafficking in persons, said the UN mission in Cambodia.
Xinhua

Four charged over kidnapping and torture
Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court yesterday charged four Chinese nationals with unlawfully confining two countrymen, and torturing one of them, over a gambling debt in Sihanoukville.
Khmer Times

Illegal loggers take to waterways
Stung Treng provincial police yesterday cracked down on an illegal timber operation that was transporting logs along the Sekong river in Strung Treng city.
Khmer Times

Vietnamese Cultural Week opens in Cambodia
The Vietnamese Culture Week opened at Chaktomuk theatre, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on September 11.
Nhan Dan

Annual largest construction exhibition kicks off in Cambodian capital
Cambodia’s biggest annual construction exhibition kicked off here on Wednesday, with the aim of further developing the booming construction sector.
Xinhua

Cambodia Town Film Festival presents perspectives beyond ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Kilong Ung’s story of surviving the so-called killing fields and the aftermath of trying to find closure in genocide is explored in a new documentary, “Risking Lights,” which will debut this weekend at the Art Theater as part of the Cambodia Town Film Festival.
Long Beach Post

New Partnership To Advance Local Social Security System
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) yesterday teamed up with a Philippine insurance provider to boost the quality of the local social security system.
B2B Cambodia

Floods in Cambodia mean more problems to come
The massive release of water caused flash floods in southern Laos and parts of Cambodia. Though the floods happened nearly two months ago, people are yet to experience the worst of it.
Mission Network News

MH370 crash site search under way as helicopter FLIES OVER ‘plane wreckage’
A group of aviation experts have searched the Cambodian jungle after it emerged a Google Maps image could have spotted missing Flight MH370.
Daily Star

 

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