Cambodia morning news for September 4

Cambodia morning news for September 4

Cambodia morning newsCambodian government critic flees after receiving threats
A Cambodian political analyst said on Monday he has fled the country after receiving threats since his release from a 1-1/2 year sentence for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s party of orchestrating the 2016 murder of government critic Kem Ley.
Reuters

Prime Minister says lazy officials will be terminated
With a new government set to be formed on Thursday, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday warned that lazy ministers would lose their positions if they continued to not do their jobs.
Khmer Times

Chinese Company to Invest $1.2B in Building “Tourist Vacation City”
Chinese company Union Development Group Co., Ltd. planned to invest $1,200 million in the construction of “Tourist Vacation City” projects in early 2019 in Koh Kong province.
Fresh News

Medallists receive plaudits and windfall
Cambodia’s medallists from the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games touched down in the Cambodian capital yesterday to a deluge of praise, plaudits, and prizes.
Khmer Times

James Ricketson: Peter Greste says Government should do more for filmmaker jailed in Cambodia
Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who was jailed in Egypt for more than a year while working for Al Jazeera, says the Government “clearly needs to do more” in assisting filmmaker James Ricketson who has been convicted of spying in Cambodia.
The Cambodia Daily

City Hall issues deadline on signboard language
City Hall on Friday issued a two-week deadline for all businesses in Phnom Penh to prominently advertise their services in the Khmer language instead of foreign ones by September 14.
Khmer Times

Minimum wage talks begin
The Labour Ministry and relevant parties begin talks on the minimum wage for workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries for next year.
Khmer Times

Cashew sector pared down as farmers change crops
Cashew nut production in the Kingdom declined by more than 50 per cent in the three years leading up to last year, as farmers followed the market by switching to other crops, figures from the Ministry of Agriculture indicate.
Phnom Penh Post

CNRP-linked books seized from in front of capital high school
Toul Kork district authorities in Phnom Penh confiscated two books written by the court-dissolved Cambodian National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) lawyer Yem Ponhearith.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Vlogger Aims to Promote Equal Rights in Cambodia
Catherine V. Harry is 23 years old, has 243,000 Facebook followers, generates between US$1,000 to US$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

Legal policy on marginalised groups finished by gov’t, EU
Ministry of Justice and the European Union (EU) experts have finalised the draft policy to provide legal aid to marginalised groups in rural areas in the Kingdom.
Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen: I do not hate Americans
About one month prior to an official state visit to the United States, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said that he has no hate for the US, only those who meant Cambodia harm during the height of the Vietnam War decades ago.
Khmer Times

Kingdom increasingly looking for peace of mind from insurance
Since launching operations in 2013, Prudential Cambodia has issued 150,000 life insurance policies. Of those, 50,000 were issued in the 12 months before July.
Phnom Penh Post

Rainsy: Gov’t should sue US, Germany over Sokha
Weighing in again on the detention of former opposition colleague Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy suggested over the weekend that US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel should also be prosecuted for their alleged involvement in Sokha’s “treason”.
Phnom Penh Post

13th Cambodian and Import and Export Products Exhibition To Be Held Later This Year
Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce will organise the 13th Cambodian and Import-Export Products Exhibition International Level from Dec. 8 to 11, 2018.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Pi Pay links up with local bank Sathapana
Sathapana Bank has inked a partnership agreement with online payment platform Pi Pay that promises to sync the two companies’ systems.
Phnom Penh Post

110,000 Foreign Workers in Cambodia Hold Employment Cards: Immigration Department
By the end of August 2018, approximately 110,000 foreign workers in Cambodia had received employment cards and paid more than $11 million taxes, while foreign workers without the cards contributed to a fine of more than $1 million, Interior Under-secretary of State Chan Ean reported on Monday morning.
Fresh News

Cambodia’s plastic problems
Phnom Penh is facing a massive pollution problem because of the widespread use of plastic packaging and poor waste management services.
Euronews

Total opens four new sites in Cambodia
Total Cambodge opened four new gas stations in Phnom Penh on Friday to mark its 25th anniversary in Cambodia.
Petro Plaza

Malaria’s ticking time bomb
Scientists are racing to stamp out the disease in southeast Asia before unstoppable strains spread.
Nature

Feminine hygiene packs eases burden in Cambodia
It’s hard for women and girls in Australia to imagine having to use sticks, pebbles or dirty rags to stem menstrual flow each month, but for females in Cambodia, this is their reality, and one Hervey Bay woman is on a mission to ease the burden of having limited access to feminine hygiene products.
Fraser Coast Chronicle

Recalled baby formula not for sale in Cambodia
Dumex Cambodia on Saturday said that one of its baby formula product recently recalled in Singapore is not for sale in the Kingdom, appealing to local consumers to continue purchasing Dumex products.
Khmer Times

Mine museum chiefs detained
The Siem Reap provincial court on Saturday put the founder of the Cambodia Landmine Museum and its senior officials in pre-trial detention on charges of illegal possession of weapons.
Phnom Penh Post

 

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