Cambodia morning news for April 12

Cambodia morning news for April 12

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia electricity shortage cripples small businesses
It’s hot and humid in KT Beauty, a salon owned by Morn Sokunthea. The red-and-black chairs are empty. The fans don’t work and neither do the lights. Thirty eight-year-old Sokunthea hasn’t seen a single customer today, and she doesn’t expect that to change soon.
— DW

Cambodia takes EU to court over rice import tariffs
Cambodia has filed a challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Union’s decision to impose import duties on Cambodian rice.
— Reuters

Cambodia gets serious about its illegal ivory trade
The director-general of the Cambodian Department of Customs and Excise, Kun Nhim directed all branch directors to intensify their efforts and crack down on ivory smuggling.
— Asean Today

Border staff allegedly demand bribes
Some Cambodian migrant workers crossing the border from Thailand for the Khmer New Year holiday claimed they were forced to pay 40,000 riel ($10) to get priority in filling out application forms and having their passports stamped at the Poi Pet International Border Checkpoint in Banteay Meanchey province.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Environmental NGO Urges Closure of Chinese Hotel ‘Spewing Raw Sewage’ on Cambodian Resort Island
An environmental watchdog on Thursday called on Cambodia’s government to shut down a Chinese-owned hotel and casino for pouring raw sewage into the sea off of the coast of the popular resort town of Sihanoukville, following the closure of another on the same island last month.
— Radio Free Asia

Sustainable development by 2030: Achievable in Cambodia and Asia and the Pacific
Cambodia’s recent development story has much in common with the broader region.
— Modern Diplomacy

China allows import of bananas from Cambodia
China is paving the way for Cambodian bananas to enter the Chinese market as part of increased Belt and Road cooperation between the two countries.
— Global Times

Prey Lang Forest Activists Hope New Funding Will Prompt Change
A group of activists working to protect Prey Lang, one of the last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands in Southeast Asia, is hoping that new funding can help avert the constant threat of illegal loggers and poachers.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia’s rice export to China up 59 pct in Q1
Cambodia had exported 75,214 metric tons of milled rice to China in the first quarter of 2019, a 59 percent rise over the same period last year, according to an official report released on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia Gives $500K to PacRim Bridges
Cambodia has given a $500K one-year contract to PacRim Bridges, which is fronted by two Washington state politicos, to improve its relations with the US.
— O’ Dwyerpr

Road safety committee’s budget in need of significant injection
Transport Minister Sun Chanthol on Tuesday asked the government to increase the National Road Safety Committee’s annual budget to $2 million for it to effectively reduce the number of the traffic accident across the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Sustainable development by 2030: Achievable in Cambodia and Asia and the Pacific
Cambodia’s recent development story has much in common with the broader region
— Modern Diplomacy

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam Discuss Ways to Strengthen Parliamentary Public Account Oversight of State Budgets
A delegation of the Cambodian National Assembly (NA)’s Commission on Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit led by its Deputy Chairman H.E. Loy Sophath has attended the 8th Joint Workshop on “Strengthening the Public Account Committees Oversight of the State Budgets” between the NAs of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), in Luangprabang city, Laos, from April 8 to 11.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Dr. Mengly J. Quach shares his ‘Business Ideas’
With his successful business endeavours in Cambodia for more than a decade now, Oknha Dr. Mengly J. Quach is considered a legacy in his field. He has long been known for his determination and hard work; and his words have always been an inspiration to many.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Airways Successfully Launched Its New Route — Phnom Penh to Bangkok
Congratulation to Cambodia Airways for successfully operated its first flight from Phnom Penh International Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport, on April 11th 2019. Cambodia Airways now operates one return flights daily on Phnom Penh-Bangkok route using Airbus 319 aircraft with 150 passenger seats.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen rejects Taiwanese consulate
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated support for the One-China Policy by saying that although Taiwanese people are allowed to conduct business in the Kingdom, the government will not allow a consulate.
— Khmer Times

Unescap official wraps up visit
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the executive secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Unescap), left Cambodia on Wednesday after a full-day visit to the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM lauds Sino-Cambodian ties
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to the ‘One China’ policy and stressed the role China plays in the economic development of the Kingdom.
— Khmer Times

Forte to move into life insurance
Hoping to capitalise on stronger demand for the product across the nation, Forte Insurance is ready to diversify into life insurance after having obtained its license in February.
— Khmer Times

134 Amnestied during Khmer New Year 2019
At the upcoming of Khmer New Year 2019, Ministry of Justice requested to His Majesty King to grant amnesty to 134 convicts, 28 females, among the 460 convicts, according to the ministry’s spokesman Kim Santepheap on Thursday.
— Fresh News

Capital waste collection set for price hike
The capital’s residents will be paying more than double for their rubbish collection after Phnom Penh Municipal Hall announced price hikes for customers of the city’s waste disposal contractor Cintri.
— The Phnom Penh Post

China Eyes Investment in Stationery and Sports Products in Cambodia
A delegation of Chinese businessmen from Shanxi province is eyeing investment in stationery and sports products in Cambodia to supply to the local demands and to export to main international markets.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Police raid nightclub, arrest 50 including Chinese, over drug crime
Police raided a nightclub in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district on Wednesday and arrested about 50 people, including Chinese nationals in connection with drug crimes.
— Khmer Times

‘ICCR provides scholarships’
Some 100 former students and members of the Cambodia-India Alumni Association gathered to share their experiences of studying in the sub-continent and their successes in life afterwards.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia Has 19.4 Million Mobile SIM Card Subscribers
Cambodia has now 19.4 million mobile SIM card users, a 4.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to the figure from Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Sanofi Cambodia raises awareness on Allergic Rhinitis
From April 7 to 13, people around the world are joining hands for the World Allergy Week 2019 – a week to raise awareness on different allergies affecting people globally.
— Khmer Times

Minister requests more demining aid from Belgium
Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday requested the Belgian government to continue supporting the demining sector in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

Ten Young Cambodian Artists To Visit the U.S.
Ten young Cambodian musicians will travel to the United States later this month, according to the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Report: Road accidents claim 67 lives in April
In the first 10 days of April, 67 people have been killed and 169 injured in road accidents across the Kingdom, said a report released on Wednesday by the Department of Traffic Police and Public Order at the General Commissariat of National Police.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Many slams former CNRP senator over Facebook post
CPP lawmaker Hun Many yesterday slammed former CNRP senator Sar Chandeth for a meme the latter posted deemed disrespectful to Prime Minister Hun Sen and the late Cabinet Minister Sok An.
— Khmer Times

Rubbish Youths pledge to pursue collection of waste in sewage canal
A group calling themselves “Rubbish Youths” who have become social media celebrities for removing litter from the Boeung Trabek canal have said they will continue doing so despite the authorities halting their Khmer New Year event.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian PM Highlights Economic Achievements in Previous Year
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, shared some of the country’s major economic achievements in the previous year.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Sok Eysan lashes out at NGOs over LANGO
CPP spokesman Sok Eysan yesterday lashed out at repeated requests from civil society groups for the government to amend the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations (LANGO).
— Khmer Times

Joonaak in Seedstars top 12
Cambodian tech start-up Joonaak Delivery was selected among 12 finalists in the global start-up competition Seedstars Global Summit in Switzerland, which ended on April 5.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Beginning April 12, the prestigious NABA Theatre @ Naga2 will host exhilarating live performances, the likes of which the Kingdom has never before seen.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Attend 16th China International SME Fair
Cambodia is going to attend the 16th China International Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Fair in Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, China, from June 24 to 27.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Villagers told to occupy land granted to them
The Kratie provincial land management department yesterday warned citizens that if they do not live on land given to them by the government, their social land concession could be revoked.
— Khmer Times

Viets Arrested in Pailin Human Trafficking Ring
The National Bureau of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection of Pailin provincial raided a sex trafficking location, and detained men, women and minors (under 15).
— Cambodia News English

Hun Sen tells authorities to safeguard travellers
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on local authorities to ensure public safety and security during Khmer New Year, which runs from Sunday until Tuesday.
— Khmer Times


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Piseth Pov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Science from the Royal University of Law and Economics, Phnom Penh in 2017, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Communications from Western University, Phnom Penh, the same year.

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