Cambodia morning news for September 24

Cambodia morning news for September 24

Cambodia morning newsJames Ricketson flies home to Sydney after more than a year in Cambodian jail
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has touched down on Australian soil after Cambodian authorities pardoned his espionage conviction and deported him from the kingdom.
ABC News

Ministry holds workshop on ASF control
The recent outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in China has put the Kingdom’s authorities on alert, with Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday holding a workshop on the measures to be taken in order to keep the Kingdom free of the disease.
Phnom Penh Post

Foreign Ministry Releases PM’s Schedules in New York
Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has released schedules of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen during his visit in New York to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly and its relevant meetings from Sept. 27-30, 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

CIMB offers cash prizes of $120,000
The CIMB GROUP Holdings Berhad has launched the CIMB 3D Conquest, a competition with cash prizes worth more than $120,000. It aims to identify and attract Asean’s top creatives and young digital talent with an agile and entrepreneurial mindset.
Phnom Penh Post

Danger alert for Cambodian opposition head
Cambodia’s former main opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, says his successor, who is under de facto house arrest on treason charges, is “in danger of death” at the hands of Prime Minister Hun Sen.
News.com.au

Kem Sokha situation confounds
Is it house arrest or not? That’s the question dividing the Kingdom’s legal experts and politicians, with little agreement other than this – being outside a Cambodian jail is better than being incarcerated.
Phnom Penh Post

Cellcard wins 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CxO of the Year
Cellcard Chief Executive Officer Ian Watson is the 5G Asia People’s Choice Award for Operator CxO of the Year, awarded at the TechXLR8 Asia Awards.
B2B Cambodia

Life after Pol Pots: How Cambodia has picked itself up after the Khmer Rouge tyranny
The first thing I noticed about Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on landing is how empty the airport is. Unlike its neighbour Thailand, where you are stuck in a kilometre-long line behind hundreds of individuals, Cambodia’s immigration line at the maximum will have two people standing in front of you.
DNA India

An English Language School from Cambodia makes it to the International Stage
An English language school from Cambodia, the Australian Centre for Education (ACE), was one of the top four across the globe put forward as a finalist for the Language Educator of the Year Award for 2018.
Phnom Penh Post

Aranyaprathet customs blocks big goods smuggling from Cambodia
Aranyaprathet Customs Office has blocked the smuggling of illegal goods from Cambodia into Sa Kaeo province. Many of the confiscated items included cigarettes and shoe soles.
NNT

Labour Ministry issues directives to address wages and indemnity
The Labour Ministry on Friday issued two directives on wages and indemnity to improve labour conditions for workers.
Khmer Times

Fruit vendor gunned down at Neak Meas market in Tuol Kork
A 28-year-old fruit vendor at the Neak Meas market was shot dead yesterday by an unknown gunman who fled the scene on a motorbike, Tuol Kork district police said.
Khmer Times

Donors urged to continue support for NEC
Interior Minister Sar Kheng has urged donor countries to continue funding the National Election Committee to ensure free and fair elections in the future.
Khmer Times

ADB and IMF Positive of Cambodia’s Economic Outlook
International funding agencies are positive of Cambodia’s economic outlook for the sixth legislature and look forward to continue their support to the Royal Government of Cambodia.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Foreign Ministry Releases PM’s Schedules in New York
Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has released schedules of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen during his visit in New York to attend the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly and its relevant meetings from Sept. 27-30, 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM Hun Sen Hopes to Meet Cambodian Citizens in U.S.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday that he hoped to meet Cambodian citizens living in the United States in the near future.
Fresh News

U.S Ambassador to Cambodia Fails to Provide 3-Pro, Says Former President of Khmer Power Party
Former President of Khmer Power Party Sourn Serey Ratha blatantly criticized U.S Ambassador to Cambodia William A. Heidt, saying the ambassador failed to provide 3-Pro, speaking to Fresh News on Saturday.
Fresh News

Cambodia-Thailand Trade Volume Reaches $4B in First Seven Months of 2018
In the first seven months of 2018, Cambodia-Thailand trade volume reached over $4 billion, an increase of 34.4 percent compared to the same period in 2017, according to the official report of the Thai embassy in Cambodia on Saturday morning.
Fresh News

Why a dog meat seller switched to serving vegan menu, and Cambodia’s fight to curb slaughter of dogs for food
Chom Mong breaks into a smile as he picks up his four-month-old brown and white puppy, Gigi. He gives her a gentle cuddle as she licks his face affectionately. It’s hard to believe that, until earlier this year, Chom Mong ran a dog meat restaurant in the Cambodian capital.
South China Morning Post

What in the world was Sen. Ericksen doing in Cambodia?
State Sen. Doug Ericksen projects a surprisingly rosy view of the recent election in Cambodia, which the U.S. government and many others have condemned as unfair and undemocratic. What’s his deal?
Seattle Times

 

Feature photo: US Air Force

This week’s Cambodia morning news feature photo acknowledges World Rabies Day, September 28.

 

Find our previous morning news feature photos in the AEC News Today Morning News Feature Photos gallery where you will find a pictorial display of daily life throughout the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Cambodia morning news by AEC News Today is your one stop source for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. It is published M-F by AEC News Today: Governance, not government; policies not politics.

 

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