Cambodia morning news for April 18

Cambodia morning news for April 18

Cambodia morning newsNearly 5 mln tourists visit tourism sites in Cambodia during traditional New Year
The number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting tourist destinations in Cambodia during the Khmer New Year holiday rose 67 percent to 4.72 million, a tourism ministry report said on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Cambodia takes EU to Court over rice tariffs
Cambodia has filed a challenge at the European Court of Justice against the European Commission’s decision to re-impose duties on its rice exports.
— Ieg Policy (paywall)

52 die in traffic accidents over Khmer New Year
The updated National Police states that from April 13 to 16 they tallied 109 traffic accidents nationwide, with 52 fatalities and 183 injured persons.
— Khmer Times

Protected status secured for Cambodia’s Stung Sen wetlands
Under the sweltering Cambodian sun, a Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus wades through the freshwater swamps of the Tonle Sap Great Lake.
— Birdlife Org

Survivors Attend Long Beach Service to Remember Cambodian Genocide
Remembering the genocide that happened in Cambodia is not easy, especially for the people who lived through it.
— Spectrum News

17 April 1975 and 17 April 2019
Many Cambodian repatriated to Phnom Penh on 17 April 2019 after enjoying time with family during Khmer New Year 14-16 April. People with 50 years of ages still remember well 17 April 1975 – a historic day that Cambodian families were hurt, broken apart, and murdered.
— Fresh News

PM: Khmer New Year Celebration Ends With Joyfulness
Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen this morning shared a message after the end of the three-day Khmer New Year celebration.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Fires during KNY
The three days of Khmer New Year have seen more than 10 fires break. They consumed eight houses, a timber warehouses, a stall, and a three hectare growth of eucalyptus trees. Only one person was injured.
— Khmer Times

Protected status secured for Cambodia’s Stung Sen wetlands
Under the sweltering Cambodian sun, a Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus wades through the freshwater swamps of the Tonle Sap Great Lake. Within Tonle Sap lies Stung Sen, a unique wetland characterised by old-growth forest that undergoes seasonal flooding.
— Birdlife

Cambodia Airways starts Phnom Penh-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi route
Cambodia Airways became the sixth airline to serve the airport pair of Phnom Penh (PNH) and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK).
— Anna Aero

Angkor Wat Is Great and All, But It’s Time to Give Siem Reap Its Due
Angkor Wat rightly claims a spot near the top of many ­travelers’ bucket lists, but for most of the area’s 2.5 million annual visitors, the standard visit is about three days—just enough time to wander through the archaeological park’s central ruins and get sufficient selfies.
— Bloomberg

 

This morning’s Cambodia Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Sankranta Chhnam Thmei celebrations. We wish all of our Khmer readers a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

 

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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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