Cambodia morning news for September 6

Cambodia morning news for September 6

Cambodia morning newsCambodia’s new one-party legislature begins session
Cambodia’s king on Wednesday presided over the opening of the new session of the National Assembly, whose 125 seats are filled by members of a single party following an election widely decried as unfair.
Associated Press

His Majesty the King Urges More Efforts to Help People Enjoy Their Rights and Freedoms
His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, has appealed to the newly-elected lawmakers to do their best to help people enjoy their rights and freedoms.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Vietnam blogger jailings highlight US double standards
The relatively muted response of the European Union (EU) and the American government to the 20-year prison sentence given last month to Vietnamese activist Le Dinh Luong stands in stark contrast to the loud intimidation the United States and the EU have been directing towards Cambodia since its general election last month.
— AEC News Today

Authorities ramp up book raids
More raids will be carried out throughout Phnom Penh to seize “unauthorised” books, the capital ’s culture department director Chum Vuthy said.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia’s One-Party Parliament Slammed as ‘Bogus’ Amid Opening Session
Cambodia held the opening session of its National Assembly on Wednesday, drawing scorn from political observers and members of the public who dismissed the now one-party legislature as illegitimate following an election widely seen as unfree and without the participation of the country’s opposition.
Radio Free Asia

Canberra called on to sanction Hun Sen
Some 200 Cambodians gathered in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra on Tuesday to deliver a petition calling on the Australian government to condemn the Kingdom’s new government and to put sanctions on prime minister-designate Hun Sen and other leading officials.
Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Oath of Allegiance’s Content Is Available on Fresh News
All members of the National Assembly of Cambodia shall, before taking office, take an Oath of Allegiance.
Fresh News

Observer registration opens for voter list
The National Election Committee yesterday said that local and international observers have until the end of December to register their credentials with the NEC in order to monitor the registration of new voters this year.
Khmer Times

Fragile victories, never ending struggle in Cambodia
Cambodia’s compulsory lessons on the brutal Khmer Rouge for students from grades seven to 12 could help prevent a slide back into national convulsions that killed some two million people in just four years.
La Croix International

James Ricketson to seek Cambodian king’s pardon after spying conviction
Australian film-maker James Ricketson will not seek an appeal against his conviction for espionage and six-year jail term in Cambodia, instead choosing to seek a royal pardon, his family has said.
The Guardian

Police chief suspended over death threats
The chief of Thpong district police in Kampong Speu province has been put on administrative leave after villagers filed complaints alleging that he tried to kill them in 2012.
Khmer Times

GDT Asks Citizens To Report Corruption
The General Department of Taxation (GDT) on Monday encouraged citizens and firms to file complaints against officials who demand additional money when collecting tax payments.
B2B Cambodia

Convict faces life for drug trafficking
The drug trafficking trial of a 48-year-old woman already imprisoned for narcotics began yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court with the judge saying the woman could face life in prison.
Khmer Times

Dams spell catastrophe for Cambodia, but an alternative exists
The deadly dam collapse in Laos in late July brings Cambodia’s own grand plans for hydropower into question – and thrusts solar power to the forefront of the Kingdom’s quest for energy independence.
Southeast Asia Globe

Protected forest land clearing stopped in Koh Kong
Koh Kong provincial authorities detained and educated four people over the clearing of protected forest lands on Monday before releasing them.
Khmer Times

Local cotton farming abandoned
Despite huge amounts of potential and a well-rooted past, the Kingdom’s cotton cultivation industry seems to be hanging by a thread.
Phnom Penh Post

Prince Bank Cooperates with Five Other Companies with Investment of $10M
Prince Bank invested over $10 million in addition to the existing banking systems in order to achieve her vision “First Choice of Financial Institution for Cambodians”.
Fresh News

China to heighten police training
In a bid to improve human resources in the country’s law enforcement agencies, Interior Ministry officials yesterday met with their Chinese counterparts to discuss further cooperation in the training of Cambodian law enforcement personnel.
Khmer Times

Cambodia Now Has Specialised Nursing Course
Cambodia is now offering specialised nursing course essential to provide professional care for the elderly, according to local media report.
Agence Kampuchea Presse

Japan opens first centre for elderly care in Phnom Penh
The first elderly care training centre in the country has opened to train Cambodian labourers for jobs in Japan.
Khmer Times

Court calls Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation leader over beer row
The Appeal Court has summonsed Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation leader Sar Mora to answer charges of alleged harassment against beer producer Cambrew.
Phnom Penh Post

Children taken into state care after arrest of Akira museum director
Seventeen children under the care of the Cambodian Landmine Museum, also known as the Akira museum, have been brought to the Siem Reap provincial department of social affairs following the arrests of the museum’s directors.
Khmer Times

Another injection for Acleda Bank
Acleda Bank Plc, Cambodia’s leading commercial bank, has injected $36 million worth of capital into its coffers, according to an announcement on Monday.
Phnom Penh Post

Immigration finds 6k living undocumented in first eight months
In the first eight months of this year the general department of immigration at the Ministry of Interior identified 6,000 foreigners from 26 countries living in the Kingdom without proper documentation, said its director-general Sok Phal.
Phnom Penh Post

Two dead in Mondulkiri province truck crash
Two people died and several others were injured in a traffic accident in Mondulkiri province’s Sen Monorom commune on Tuesday when a truck carrying wood used for pepper farming careened into a valley.
— Khmer Times

 

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