Cambodia morning news for September 3

Cambodia morning news for September 3

Cambodia morning newsHun Sen to reshuffle National Police
PRIME Minister Hun Sen has requested King Norodom Sihamoni to approve the promotion of three senior National Police officers and the retirement of ten other police officials, according to two letters signed by Mr Hun Sen.
Khmer Times

AMK sells 80 per cent stake to bank from Shanghai
AMK Microfinance, the country’s fifth largest such institution by total assets last year, has sold 80 per cent of its stake to China’s Shanghai Commercial & Savings Bank (SCSB) for an undisclosed sum, an AMK executive confirmed on Thursday.
Phnom Penh Post

Kim Sok flees amid arrest threat
Political analyst Kim Sok, who walked free from prison last month, travelled to Thailand over the weekend after Prime Minister Hun Sen warned of his arrest for failing to compensate the CPP over a defamation conviction.
Khmer Times

Ministry issues warning over rabies vaccine
The Health Ministry on Saturday warned all pharmacies, hospitals and other health service providers to immediately stop selling a China-made rabies vaccine over concerns it was not manufactured according to strict guidelines.
Khmer Times

Flood waters continue to rise
Prey Veng provincial officials yesterday warned residents that water levels of the Mekong river under the Neak Loeung bridge are continuing to rise.
Khmer Times

James Ricketson: Australian filmmaker found guilty of espionage, sentenced to six years in Cambodian prison
A trio of judges ruled James Ricketson, 69, had for more than 20 years used documentary projects and humanitarian work as cover while collecting information that could jeopardise Cambodia’s national security, despite a prosecution that offered little evidence to support the charge.
ABC News

Morrison says Australia will support filmmaker
Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government will be supportive of a filmmaker convicted of spying in Cambodia.
Associated Press

Julie Bishop dropped the ball on James Ricketson, now Marise Payne must step up
Australia turned its back on one of our finest citizens — respected journalist and documentary maker James Ricketson — when he needed us most.
news.com.au

Farmer arrested over 13 kilos of marijuana
Takeo Provincial Court yesterday charged a 23-year-old woman for attempting to smuggle 13 kilograms of marijuana from Kirivong district to Vietnam.
Khmer Times

Two new provinces being studied
The government is planning to create two new provinces carved out of the provinces of Kandal, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri, according to a letter Interior Minister Sar Kheng sent to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday.
— Khmer Times

Body found in house of provincial governor
Phnom Sruoch district police in Kampong Speu province are probing the death of a woman whose body was found on Wednesday in the toilet of a farm in Treng Trayoeng commune’s Veal Thom village.
Phnom Penh Post

Kampong Cham cracks down on illicit wildlife sales
Kampong Cham provincial authority halted the sale of wild animals on National Road 6 in Batheay district, which is notorious for the illegal trade.
Phnom Penh Post

6 Asians receive Ramon Magsaysay Awards for accomplishments
Six people were honored Friday as this year’s winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, known as Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, including a Cambodian genocide survivor who helped document the Khmer Rouge atrocities and an Indian psychiatrist who led the rescue of thousands of mentally ill street paupers.
Associated Press

‘To forget is a crime’: Genocide survivor helps heal Cambodia’s wounds
It was full circle for 57-year-old Youk Chhang, who in 1986 sought refuge in Bataan, Philippines, after surviving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime that killed nearly two million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979.
The Cambodia Daily

‘Why run?’ Rainsy asked after treason charge call
In response to former opposition leader Kem Sokha’s failure to secure his release at a bail hearing on Thursday, former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Sam Rainsy demanded to be charged with treason as well.
Phnom Penh Post

One party to rule them all
As Cambodia prepares to join the growing club of one-party states in Asean when its new parliament convenes on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hun Sen has been taking steps to get back into the good books of the international community.
Bangkok Post

Two Thais deported in connection to Bangkok murder
Kampong Speu Provincial Military Police said yesterday that two Thai nationals were arrested on Friday in connection to the murder of a 52-year-old businesswoman in Bangkok in July.
Khmer Times

Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers
Human rights groups expressed alarm Thursday at Thailand’s detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, saying they face possible persecution if returned to their homelands.
Associated Press

Four charged for posing as monks
Tboung Khmum Provincial Court yesterday charged four men who allegedly posed as monks to collect food from residents in Chup commune on Thursday.
Khmer Times

I begged them not to: Deportees on return ‘home’
When three Cambodian immigration officials came to meet him in May at a refugee detention centre in Pennsylvania, James, one of 30 recent deportees from the US, says they spoke highly of Cambodia.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Imports Equivalence of US$400 Steel in First Seven Months
During the first seven months of 2018, Cambodia’s steel import reached US$400 million, according to local media report.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

350 Companies from 23 Countries to Join CAMBUILD 2018
Some 350 companies from 23 countries will gather here at the heart of Phnom Penh from Sept. 12-14 for a big building and construction industry trade show.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia Needs Over 100,000 Hotel Rooms for Tourists by 2030
Cambodian Ministry of Tourism estimated that in 2018, Cambodia will receive approximately 6.2 million, more than 7 million by 2020, and approximately 15 million international tourists and 13 million national tourists by 2030.
Fresh News

Shooting for Chinese film on Cambodia begins
The shooting of a film on Cambodia that aims to promote the country to tourists and investors abroad, particularly from China, began last week.
Khmer Times

CDC Grants License to 13 New Factories in Cambodia in August
Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) approved 13 new factories in Cambodia in August with a total investment of approximately $700 million, creating over 30,000 jobs, according to CDC’s facebook post on Sunday.
Fresh News

Cambodia Earns Nearly $80M From Angkor Tickets
Within the first eight months of 2018, from January to August, over 1.7 million international tourists purchased Angkor tickets, an increase of 8.49% compared to the same period in 2017, generating over $78 million revenue acording to Angkor Enterprise’s report released on 1 September 2018.
Fresh News

Conservationist groups call for vulture conservation in Cambodia as rare birds facing extinction
Conservationist groups on Saturday called for joint efforts to conserve vultures in Cambodia as the rare birds are currently on the edge of extinction due to poisoning, food shortages and habitat loss, according to a joint press release.
The Cambodia Daily

MH370 found in Cambodian JUNGLE? Search launched as Google Maps shows ‘Boeing CRASH SITE’
A stunned truth-seeker is to scour the country’s jungles after claiming to have have spotted the ill-fated plane on Google Maps.
Daily Star Sunday

Eight Cambodians To Leave for their Training Programmes in Japan
Eight new Japanese Government Scholarship Students – three for Young Leader’s Programme, two for Teacher Training Programme and three for Japanese Studies Programme – will leave for Japan in September or October, said the Embassy of Japan in a press release AKP received this evening.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

 

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