Cambodia morning news for September 17

Cambodia morning news for September 17

Cambodia morning newsChinese gambling boom looms over Cambodia’s Kampot
Kampot is one of Cambodia’s cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous.
BBC

Foreign Influence: How Cambodia’s government is recruiting students in Australia
Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is extending its influence into Australia by recruiting students who come here to study, often on scholarships provided by the Australian government.
ABC News

Mourning period for Dr Beat Richner extended by 100 days
The Ministry of Health and the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospital have decided to extend the mourning period for the hospital founder Dr Beat Richner by three months, noting that many supporters of the beloved doctor want to pay their respects.
Khmer Times

Poor Governance Seen as Hindering Cambodia’s Growth
Cambodia continues to rank near the bottom in almost all global development indicators but left the group of least developed countries in 2015, upgrading its status to a low-middle income country.
VOA

One dead, four injured after a building collapses
One construction worker died and four others were injured when a French-colonial building collapsed, falling on them early this morning in pub street area in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city.
Khmer Times

MH370 hunt to take 10 DAYS as ‘crash site’ jungle crawling with ‘TIGERS and armed hunters’
A search of the Cambodian jungle for missing flight MH370 could take up to 10 days as the site is crawling with tigers and illegal hunters.
Daily Star

Education ministry apologies for initial exam results
The Education Ministry publicly apologized on its Facebook page for the errors it made in correcting the mathematics section of the national high school exams.
Khmer Times

Mortars Found in Preah Vihear Temple
Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) personnel unearthed 128 mortars on Thursday, Sept. 13, that were buried in the grounds of Preah Vihear Temple.
Khmer Times

Laos to reduce border tensions
Cambodia and Laos agreed to de-escalate tensions along the border in Stung Treng province during a meeting at the World Economic Forum, a government official attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.
Khmer Times

Mekong region leaders envision interference-free future
Leaders of Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand agreed on a common vision to push for the region’s true potential while at the Asean World Economic Forum in Vietnam this week.
Khmer Times

Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says
A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom.
Khmer Times

Cambodian Villagers Protest Land Dispute Case in Sihanoukville Province
More than 400 villagers from 13 communities from southwestern Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province staged a protest on Friday, demanding that a local court drop charges against four locals detained by authorities for “violently occupying” disputed property.
Radio Free Asia

SHE group trains over 200 local female entrepreneurs
SHE Investment, a social entrepreneurship programme, has assisted more than 200 women to start small businesses. Since its launch in 2015, it has seen revenue grow more than 100 per cent, as shown on Thursday at its annual conference.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Vlogger Promotes Equal Rights With Positive Sex-Ed Posts
Catherine V. Harry is 23, has 243,000 Facebook followers, generates between $1,000 to $2,000 a month from her vlog, A Dose of Cath, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health, and she doesn’t much care if people disagree with her on women’s rights as long as they discuss the topics she considers important.
VOA

RFA reporters hope court drops charges
Two former RFA journalists who were recently released on bail have expressed hope that the Supreme Court will drop the charges against them.
Phnom Penh Post

Government hits back after scathing report from UN’s Smith
The government hit back this week after the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Rhona Smith criticised the Cambodian government’s prioritising of “peace, stability and development over human rights”.
Phnom Penh Post

South Korean Bank Acquires Local Microfinance
A leading South Korea-based agricultural bank Nonghyup has acquired a local microfinance SAMIC Plc. to operate its services in Cambodia.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Chailease Holding to buy microfinance stake in Cambodia
Chailease Holding Co, the nation’s top leasing services provider, on Thursday said it inked a deal with Cambodia’s Royal Group to acquire a 60 percent stake in its microfinance unit.
Taipei Times

Cambodia, China Sign US$80 Million Agreements
Cambodia and China have entered a more than US$80 million investment cooperation, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian minister visits ongoing construction site of China-funded stadium
Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, president of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, on Saturday visited the ongoing construction site of the China-aided new national stadium here.
Xinhua

More Cambodian Youths To Visit Japan
A group of 15 Cambodian youths are going to visit Japan next week, from Sept. 17 to 26, with youths from other ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste, at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan under the JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth) 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodian Minister of Tourism: Cambodia Welcomes Over 3.5 Million International Tourists Within Seven Months of 2018
Cambodian Ministry of Tourism Thong Khon on Saturday said that Cambodia received 3,455,716 international tourists within seven months of 2018, an increase of over 11% compared to the same period in 2017.
Fresh News

Cambodia Reacts to European Parliament’s Latest Resolution on Cambodia
Cambodia released a communiqué in response to the resolution on Cambodia passed by the European Parliament on 13 September 2018.
— Fresh News

Brit Ready for Cambodian Jungle Search to Find Missing MH370 Using Google Earth
British video producer Ian Wilson previously claimed he had found the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, which vanished from radar screens over 4 years ago while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Sputnik International

 

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