Cambodia morning news for January 11

Cambodia morning news for January 11

Cambodia morning news

Mass sackings send chill through Cambodian garment factories
The termination of about 1,200 staff from garment factories in Cambodia supplying brands including H&M and Marks & Spencer after a mass strike has sent a ripple of fear through the industry, experts said, warning of fresh unrest.
— Reuters

Cambodia mobile base grows 4% in year to November to 19.3 mln
The number of registered SIM cards in Cambodia reached 19.3 million in November, an increase of 3.9 percent compared with the same period in 2017, according to data from the Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC) reported by the Phnom Penh Post.
— Telecompaper

Cambodia denies having issued passport to ex-PM Yingluck
CAMBODIA DENIES claims that it issued a passport to former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who reportedly used it to register a company in Hong Kong, according to the Phnom Penh Post yesterday.
— The Nation (very annoying popups)

US Follows EU in Reviewing Cambodia’s Preferential Trade Treatment in Light of Alleged Abuses
U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Chris Coons on Wednesday introduced a new trade bill that would require the Trump administration to review the preferential trade agreement with Cambodia.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodian PM Highlights the Role of Media in National Development
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has spoken highly of the key role of journalists in the national development.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Coons, Cruz introduce Cambodian Trade Act
Sens. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019, which would require the administration to review the preferential trade treatment Cambodia receives under the General System of Preferences.
— The Cambodia Daily

Manila-Phnom Penh flight to launch in April
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced it will launch a flight service to Phnom Penh from Manila in early April.
— Bangkok Post

Report: Illegal Logging Still Rampant in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Forest
Deforestation in Prey Lang forest in the central plains of Cambodia continues to be a major problem that threatens the local economy, food security and biodiversity, and has the potential to accelerate climate change, according to a recent report by the Prey Lang Community Network (PLCN).
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia / Bosch country head on traffic accidents and engineering solutions
Traffic accidents are all too common across Southeast Asia, where approximately 1.35 million people die each year from road crashes.
— Southeast Asia Globe

A veteran member of Cambodia’s dissolved opposition party broke ranks with his colleagues on Wednesday and became the first to apply for a government-offered lifting of a ban on engaging in political activity.
— Khaosod English

Pictorial flashback: When Vietnam freed Cambodia from a genocidal regime
40 years ago, Vietnam launched a retaliatory attack on Khmer Rouge and succeeded, freeing Cambodia from their grasp.
— The Cambodia Daily

Cambodia / Bosch country head on traffic accidents and engineering solutions
Traffic accidents are all too common across Southeast Asia, where approximately 1.35 million people die each year from road crashes. To shed some light on how automotive manufacturers and marketers can help minimise accidents in the region, Southeast Asia Globe sits down with Phirum Hay, country head of Bosch in Cambodia, to discuss the importance of the Kingdom’s adoption of new technologies and modern safety systems in its cars
— Southeast Asia Globe

Sihanoukville families push for dispute solution
More than 20 families from Village 1 in Sihanoukville’s Commune 3 are pressing for a solution to their decades-old land dispute after four villagers were detained for obstructing the authorities on Tuesday.
— Phnom Penh Post

Some 626,000 Tons of Milled Rice Exported in 2018
Cambodia exported 626,225 tons of milled rice throughout 2018, according to a report from Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

PM Hun Sen Warns of Unrest in Garment Sector Over Seniority Pay Demands
Hun Sen warned workers that continuing to press for the bonuses could lead to the closure of two-thirds of garment factories in the country.
— VOA Cambodia

Small businesses urged to apply for tax incentives
The General Department of Taxation is calling on small and medium-sized enterprise operating in a number of prioritised industries to apply for tax incentives created through a sub-decree last year.
— Khmer Times

NSSF issues cards to more than 150,000 new members
The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has provided membership cards to more than 150,000 public servants, former civil servants, and veterans for healthcare services.
— Khmer Times

40 pct of construction work on China-aided stadium in Cambodia completed
About 40 percent of the construction work on a China-funded new national stadium here has so far been completed, Thong Khon, president of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, said on Wednesday.
— The Cambodia Daily

China Establishes an Association to Boost Trade Relations in Cambodia
China has established an association called “Jiangsu China entrepreneurs association” to promote Cambodia-China trade relations as well as to attract investors and tourists from Jiangsu province to Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Nearly 500 workers go on strike over sackings
Nearly 500 workers at the Bai Hong factory in Svay Rieng province went on strike today after the company fired three representatives who were in the process of forming a union.
— Khmer Times

Team to work on 200 sites of mass graves
The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry’s archaeology and prehistory department is set to continue to catalogue remains to be found in about 200 mass graves across the country yet to be excavated.
— Khmer Times

Mondulkiri’s highest and smallest waterfalls, metres apart
Most people travelling to Mondulkiri province head to its most famous waterfalls Bou Sra, Kbal Preah, Romanear I & II and Monorom. But what most visitors generally don’t experience, however, are the province’s shortest and highest waterfall
— Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian peacekeepers set for mission to Lebanon
Cambodia is to send 184 peacekeepers to Lebanon by the end of this month to join the UN mission in the Middle Eastern nation, the National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War (NPMEC) told The Post on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Container traffic sees solid growth
Container traffic at Cambodia’s main ports increased significantly in 2018, according to port authorities.
— Khmer Times

Northern Ireland filmmaker scoops BAFTA nomination for outstanding debut
Northern Ireland man Chris Kelly has been nominated in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer at the 2019 BAFTAs for his feature documentary, A Cambodian Spring.
— The Cambodia Daily

Brand-new Locomotives Delivered to Cambodia
Three modern locomotives have already arrived Sihanoukville Autonomous Port of Cambodia and are pending installation and official launching.
— Agence Kampuchea Press

Phnom Penh-Beijing air service takes off
The maiden flight in Air China’s route connecting Phnom Penh and Beijing landed in the Cambodian capital on Monday, marking the start of the first direct flight service connecting the cities.
— Khmer Times

Race Track Planned in Kampong Speu
Cambodia will have a 500 hectare race track in Kampong Speu province on land belonging to Oknha Mong Reththy.
— Cambodia News English

What now for banned CNRP after law change signed off?
With King Norodom Sihamoni having signed off on the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties, 40 banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials have expressed their positions, with more than half vowing to not request the government return their political rights.
— The Cambodia Daily

New Water Management in Kam Cham, SHK, BTB and SR
Asian Development Bank has appointed Ramboll to carry out a major water and sanitation project in Cambodia.
— Cambodia News English

Court hears convicted oil trafficker
A man serving a life sentence for his role in trafficking 1,100 litres of safrole oil – an ingredient used in the production of methamphetamine MDMA – told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that he and his assistant, Yaing Tran, did not know the contents of the truck they were driving in 2011.
— Phnom Penh Post


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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