Cambodia morning news for April 19

Cambodia morning news for April 19

Cambodia morning newsCambodian, Chinese entrepreneurs meet to explore business opportunities
A Cambodian and Chinese entrepreneurs meeting was held here on Thursday, aiming at exploring opportunities for trade and investment, officials said.
— Xinhua

Facing No Opposition, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Expects Easy Local Election Wins
Cambodia’s ruling party is preparing for local elections to be held in May, but few Cambodians appear to be paying much attention to what has become largely a sideshow after the Cambodian People’s Party banned the main opposition two years ago and handed their jobs to loyal officials.
— VOA Cambodia

Cambodia reports an outbreak of H5N6 bird flu: OIE
Cambodia has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus among poultry, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from Cambodia’s agriculture ministry.
— Reuters

Traffic Accidents Up 47 Percent during Khmer New Year Holiday
Traffic accidents during the Khmer New Year holiday 2019 saw an increase by 47 percent compared to the same period in the previous year, according to a report of the Traffic Police and Public Order Department of the General Commissariat of National Police.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Backs Off Threats to ‘Extradite’ Opposition Demonstrators From South Korea
Cambodia’s ruling party has backed off of earlier threats it would request that the government of South Korea extradite members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as they gather in Gwangju this weekend in protest of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime.
— Radio Free Asia

Sankranta festivities finished
The Sankranta festivities (Khmer New Year) in the provinces were very well attended, very successful, and without negative incidents of any magnitude.
— Khmer Times

Opening of a rail service between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaew
The Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is leading a delegation to officiate at the opening of a new rail service between Thailand and Cambodia at Klong Luek railway station in Sa Kaew province.
— The Thaiger

A Rainy, Sweaty Week Ahead
The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology released an announcement on April 18 predicting that more low pressure across Cambodia will bring heavy to moderate rain showers throughout the country from today until April 24, 2019. There could be a risk of localised flash flooding in some areas.
— Cambodia News English

Open Development Cambodia publishes a new topic page on “SDG 5 Gender equality” and “SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth”
Open Development Cambodia (ODC) publishes 2 new topic pages on​ “SDG 5 Gender equality” and “SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth”, which are two of the 17 goals of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in both Khmer and English languages.
— Open Development Cambodia

Temperature Continues to Rise from Tomorrow
Cambodia would continue to be hit by high temperature, starting from tomorrow until April 24, according to a new forecast of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM’s and MoI’s KNY review
Prime Minister Hun Sen today (April 18) praised, via Facebook, that Khmer New Year ended happily and fruitfully, and wished that all travellers return home and to work safe and sound. He stated that it was the last day of free public transportation.
— Khmer Times

Banteay Srei District To Make Giant Num Banchok in Next New Year Celebration
Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province is planning to produce giant Num Banchok, Cambodian rice noodles, for display during the Banteay Srei Sankranta next year.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Storm damage galore
More than a hundred were destroyed or damaged by storm winds in Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap provinces during the Khmer New Year holidays.
— Khmer Times

Galaxy Milky Way Viewable with Bare Eyes from Cambodia’s Mountain Ranges
More and more international tourists are interested in the so-called galaxy Milky Way viewable from Cambodia’s Bokor Mountain, according to a notification from tourism ministry.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

 

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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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