Cambodia morning news for September 5

Cambodia morning news for September 5

Cambodia morning newsLawmakers to take oaths today
All 125 elected CPP members will today attend the National Assembly’s first session and take oaths to be lawmakers before King Norodom Sihamoni.
Khmer Times

Urban planning should not ignore Cambodia’s invisible entrepreneurs
Southeast Asia is experiencing rapid urbanisation, and with it comes more and more people who are absorbed into the unregulated, informal sectors of the economy.
AEC News Today

Singaporean businesses, finance institutes deliver rapid relief to Cambodia flood victims
Singapore-owned PhillipBank has partnered with Kredit Microfinance Institute (Kredit) to raise more than $13,000 to aid some 300 Cambodia flood-hit victims following recent inundation that killed at least 30 people in Steung Treng and Kratie provinces in Cambodia.
AEC News Today

Almost 9,000 Cases of Dengue Fever Reported in First Eight Months
During the first eight months of this year, 8,880 cases of dengue fever have been detected across the country, claiming 14 lives, a higher record compared to the same period last year.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia dismisses reports of MH370 crashing in its jungle
Cambodia on Tuesday ruled out rumours that the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board, crashed in the country’s remote jungle.
Outlook India

Cambodians rescued from Malaysian plantation
Malaysian Police yesterday rescued 23 Cambodian workers believed to be victims of exploitation at a plantation in the state of Kedah.
Khmer Times

James Ricketson’s daughter pleads for release of film-maker jailed in Cambodia
James Ricketson’s daughter has pleaded with the Australian government and people to campaign for her father’s release from a Cambodian prison, saying she is worried he will die in jail.
The Guardian

Warrant out for analyst Kim Sok
Released from prison on August 17, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a fresh warrant to political analyst Kim Sok to appear on September 14 to answer charges related to public defamation and inciting unrest.
Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen slams call for meeting with Rainsy
Prime Minister-designate Hun Sen lashed out at political analyst Meas Nee for suggesting he meet with opposition figure Sam Rainsy, who lives in France, while in Europe.
Phnom Penh Post

Former Cambodian Opposition Leader to Remain Behind Bars
Many of those jailed in the lead up to Cambodia’s July 29 general election have now been released after the ruling party completely dominated the ballot. But the leader of the country’s banned opposition looks set to remain behind bars for some time yet.
VOA

‘Hun Sen Cannot Ignore the Power of International Pressure’: Interview
Speaking in a Sept. 4 interview in the RFA studio with Vuthy Huot of RFA’s Khmer Service, the former chief of Cambodia’s now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party says that international pressure will soon force Prime Minister Hun Sen to free jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha, who has been jailed for more than a year without trial on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
Radio Free Asia

Rainsy promises freedom to Montagnards
Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy has again said that Vietnam’s Montagnards will unite with Cambodia, a claim that landed him treason charges earlier this year.
Khmer Times

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution
It’s a given that while Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution opens windows of opportunity for some countries, it provides challenges to others, forcing them to play catch-up. In Cambodia, people still rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods.
The ASEAN Post

Vietnam boosts parliamentary ties with Laos, Cambodia, Morocco
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Do Ba Ty held meetings with leading parliamentary officials from Laos, Cambodia, and Morocco within the framework of the 39th ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) General Assembly in Singapore on September 4.
— Vietnam Plus

Chemicals on ELCs to Cause Parkinson on Tumpoun Villagers in Ratanakiri
Rich in fertile laterite soil, Ratanakiri province is covered with rubber, cashew, and durian plantations as well as other crops and is home to many indigenous people (IP) who account for half of the province’s total population.
Cambodian Centre for Independent Media

Keisuke Honda begins training Cambodia football team
Former Japanese striker Keisuke Honda, who was recently appointed the head coach of the Cambodian football team, oversaw a training session at the Olympic National Stadium in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
The Quint

Border residents to cease land leases
Cambodian and Vietnamese authorities in a meeting yesterday agreed to remind their respective citizens living along the border to not lease land to each other and to help prevent transnational crimes.
Khmer Times

4 workers dead after lift falls in Cambodia’s hotel building
Four men had died after a lift they were in fell from the sixth floor in an under-construction hotel building in western Cambodia’s Pailin province on Tuesday morning, the National Police said.
Xinhua Net

Making cashless trendy in Cambodia: the story of Pi Pay
Behind the catchy name and youthful, shocking, pink logo of Pi Pay, it is Paul Freer, the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Pi Pay.
Yahoo News

World Bank Provides $50M to Cambodia for Rural Development Projects
The World Bank has agreed to loan approximately $50 million to Cambodia for development projects in Siem Reap, of which $20 million will be spent on wastewater collection networks to prevent city from flood.
Fresh News

Oddar Meanchey animals threatened
All species of animals in the Sorng Rukhavoan Wildlife Sanctuary are facing danger no thanks to night hunters, despite concerted efforts to stop the crimes, say activists and environment officials.
Phnom Penh Post

Guidelines issued for flood victims
The Health Ministry yesterday issued safety guidelines for people suffering from floods in order to avoid getting sick.
Khmer Times

Department takes charge of ancient statue
The Takeo provincial culture department on Sunday took possession of an ancient statue, believed to be of the Hindu God Vishnu, found by a farmer in Traing district’s Sambour commune while ploughing his land on Thursday.
Khmer Times

Cambodia: Confirel to send large mango shipment to EU
Towards the end of the year, Cambodian firm Confirel plans to export 500 tons of keo romeat mangoes to the European Union.
Fresh Plaza

ISF on short list for global award in New York
Local NGO Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) has been officially shortlisted for Beyond Sport’s Sport for Health and Well Being Award, being selected from over 400 applications from 100 odd countries, covering more than 50 sports.
Phnom Penh Post

 

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