Cambodia morning news for April 24

Cambodia morning news for April 24

Cambodia morning newsIMF: Economic outlook robust
Cambodia’s economic outlook remains robust in the near-term despite the country set to face bigger external risks and potentially lose trade privileges to its main markets, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) team has told the finance minister.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Vietnamese land grabbers linked to Cambodian firm
A senior Virak Chey National Park official on Monday said the 12 Vietnamese nationals being held in pre-trial detention for allegedly crossing the border illegally into Ratanakkiri province and clearing land are suspected of having links to a Cambodian company.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh garment workers protest hike in rent
More than 100 garment workers living within Canadia Industrial Park took to the streets in protest on Sunday night after learning that their landlords had increased the price of rent by $10.
— Khmer Times

Ahead of Second BRI Forum, Cambodia Sees Benefit of Massive Chinese Project
There will be a road here, built by a Chinese state-run company, that will connect remote villages in Veal Veng district to the coastal Koh Kong province to the southeast and to the agriculturally rich district of Samlot in Battambang province to the north.
— VOA

Heat wave hits Cambodia
Cambodia Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron has issued guidelines to prevent outbreaks of diseases in all education institutions in the Kingdom during the current hot and dry spell.
— The Manila Times

Experts call for tobacco tax increase
Health experts are calling for the government to increase tobacco tax and use the money to expand health care benefits for the general public.
— Khmer Times

Armed Forces Sacrifice Greatly to Protect Peace and Happiness of People, Says PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the armed forces of all levels including the peacekeepers abroad have made great sacrifices for peace and happiness of Cambodian people, speaking at the graduation ceremony at Koh Pich on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Former Opposition Official in Hiding in Cambodia After Arrest of Colleague
A former local official with Cambodia’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has fled his home in Tboung Khmum province following the arrest of a fellow official who had posted comments critical of the government on social media.
— Radio Free Asia

Group Warns of ‘Ruthless Crackdown’ on Cambodian Journalists
For former Radio Free Asia reporter Yeang Sothearin, life took a drastic turn when Cambodian police came to detain him and his colleague Uon Chhin in November 2017. They were accused of conspiring with foreign powers, charges they have since denied.
— VOA

Prime Minister to lead delegation at BRI forum
Prime Minister Hun Sen is to lead eight ministers to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing from Friday to Monday, with a number of agreements expected to be signed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Hun Sen to sign new aid agreements during trip to China
China and Cambodia are expected to sign a number of agreements, including one on Chinese assistance and project cooperation, during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attendance at this week’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
— Khmer Times

Hot Temperature Continuing in Cambodia
Cambodia is undergoing hot temperature possibly peaks 42 degrees Celsius forecast to continue until the third week of May.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Education Ministry meeting challenges of digital era
The National Assembly and the Education Ministry yesterday held a seminar to discuss the evolution of the Kingdom’s ability to meet global standards in e-learning.
— Khmer Times

BRI cooperation with China helps Cambodia diversify economy
Cambodia, a firm supporter of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has been benefiting in various areas through comprehensive economic cooperation with China to diversify its economy and strengthen resilience, Cambodian officials and experts told Xinhua.
— Khmer Times

‘Trespassing’ journalists ordered to renew press passes
The provincial director of Kampong Speu’s Information Department on Monday ordered four journalists to renew their press passes after they allegedly extorted money from a soil excavation company and entered Tmat Porng Military School unpermitted.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Without Peace, No Festive Mode with Family: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reminded the compatriots that without peace, Cambodian people would not be able to enjoy national holiday and festivals with family. Everyone’s job would be escaping bullets for survival.
— Fresh News

Hun Sen responds to Sam Rainsy’s call for CPP takeover
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday responded to two Facebook posts made by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, including one post calling for an internal CPP coup to oust Mr Hun Sen as party president.
— Khmer Times

China Pledges to Boost Imports of Cambodian Products
China has promised to boost cooperation with Cambodia in terms of agriculture and export of more Cambodian products to the Chinese market.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

New airport study set for 2019
A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Court tries former opposition leader Sam Rainsy
Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday held a hearing for former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was charged with inciting military personnel to disobey orders and demoralising the army, as well as insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.
— Khmer Times

Weather Report- Hot, Hot, Hot!
On 22 April 2019, spokesman and secretary of state at the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, Chan Yuttha, warned that temperatures could reach up to 42 degrees Celsius this week.
— Cambodia News English

ASEAN To Issue a Joint Statement on the Impacts of EU’s Safeguard Measures on Cambodian Indica Rice Export
ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEMs) has accepted Cambodia’s request to issue a joint statement on the negative impacts of European Union (EU)’s imposition of safeguard measures on Cambodian Indica rice export.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

If I Am Not Strong, the Ill-intended Groups Will Destroy Cambodia: PM Hun Sen (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen stated Tuesday that many ill-intended groups, referring to members of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party, aimed to topple the legitimate government.
— Fresh News

Cambodia, Thailand sign human trafficking MoU
Cambodia and Thailand yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strengthening the management of the repatriation and reintegration of human trafficking victims.
— Khmer Times

Court hears two cases against CNRP’s Rainsy
Phnom Penh Municipal court on Monday heard two cases against Sam Rainsy, “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on charges of inciting the military and insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodian Commerce Minister Attends AEM-ASEAN-BAC Consultation in Thailand
H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, ASEAN Economic Minister (AEM) for Cambodia, attended the AEM-ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Consultation at Angsana Laguna Phuket Hotel yesterday, as part of the 25th AEM Meeting Retreat in Phuket, Thailand on April 22-23.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Ministry bans hypertension drugs over cancer fears
The Health Ministry has issued an announcement to the public to avoid consuming four hypertension drugs found by Singaporean and Thai experts to have contained chemicals that can cause cancer.
— Khmer Times

Prime Minister: Ignore group’s calls to stage ‘a coup d’etat’
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday told Sar Kheng and other government officials not to respond to an unnamed group who he said had urged the Minister of Interior to stage a coup against the leader of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
— The Phnom Penh Post

Sar Kheng urges timely help for disaster victims
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today called on all local authorities and relevant officials to go the ground to help victims of natural disasters, noting that more than 10 people were killed and thousands of homes were affected by storms so far this year.
— Khmer Times

Cambodian PM Satisfied with Liberalisation of Education Sector
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his satisfaction with the liberalisation of the country’s education sector.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

More Than 2,000 New Graduates Receive Certificates from PM Hun Sen
Some 2,280 new graduates of the National University of Management (NUM) have received their certificates from Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

PM urges caution after storm deaths
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on people to remain careful as storms and lightning killed two people and destroyed more than 100 houses, schools and pagodas throughout Banteay Meanchey province on Sunday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Ministry asks Unesco to speed up registration work
The Ministry of Tourism on Thursday asked Unesco to accelerate the process of listing Battambang, Kratie, and Kampot as heritage cities.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia To Adapt Its Education to Global Digital Trend
Cambodia is ready to adapt its educational sector to the global digital trend, said Monday H.E. Ngoun Nhel, First Vice President of the National Assembly (NA).
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

‘Schools need modern methods’
Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, on Monday said that learning through research and analysis rather than by recitation would enhance innovation as Cambodia prepares for the arrival of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Make Official Visit to Cambodia Late April
State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi will make the first official visit to Cambodia in late April, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday.
— Fresh News

Charity helping Cambodian youth through helpline
In a country where emotional and physical abuse is still prevalent, an organisation is transforming the way in which Cambodia’s most vulnerable young people can access help through free phone counselling, information, referrals and follow-up services.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Elephants Return to Mondolkiri Village
A report says that many elephants have appeared in the vicinity of a pond in Srae Preah District Forestry Administration, only about 300 meters from National Road 76 in Ou Am Village, Sreang Keo Seima district.
— Cambodia News English

WorldBridge, SHE-CAN team up
The WorldBridge Group and US-based NGO Supporting Her Education Changes a Nation (SHE-CAN) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Cambodia’s human capital by investing in the education, training, and promotion of female leaders.
— Khmer Times

Financial skills important for students, says Dr In Channy
Veteran banker Dr In Channy’s perception towards the notion that Cambodia has a low level of financial literacy may differ to the common perception.
— The Phnom Penh Post

 

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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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