Cambodia morning news for April 30

Cambodia morning news for April 30

Cambodia morning newsChina to help Cambodia if EBA removed
China on Saturday pledged to support Cambodia if the European Union removes the Kingdom’s special trade status under the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Signs MoU to Export 400K Tons of Rice to China
Cambodia-China signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exporting 400,000 tons of Cambodian rice to China.
— Fresh News

NBC clarifies Chinese cash not to be used
A National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) official on Sunday clarified that a recently signed agreement over transactions in the Chinese currency the yuan only applies to banking and financial institutions, not daily transactions with individuals.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Human rights in Cambodia: Human dignity under scrutiny and respect for the rule of law
The rule of law and human rights are two sides of the same principle: the freedom to live in dignity” (United Nations).
— Yahoo Finance

Advocacy Group Urges Khmer Krom to Fight for Self-Determination in Vietnam
Members of the Khmer Krom ethnic minority group and experts will meet in The Hague, Netherlands, in early June to attend the Second World Conference, which focuses on “Khmer Krom’s right to self-determination”.
— VOA Cambodia

China to ban imports of pigs from Cambodia due to African swine fever
China will ban imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Cambodia, its customs said on Monday, after the Southeast nation reported its first case of the highly-contagious disease.
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Deal signed with Huawei to roll out 5G network
China’s Huawei on Sunday pledged to assist Cambodia developing 5G infrastructure, signing an agreement on 5G rollout with the Cambodian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia-China Sign Four Agreements on Maritime Resource Protection (Video inside)
Cambodia-China signed in Beijing on Sunday the four technical cooperation agreements on maritime resource protection.
— Fresh News

Chinese tourism MoU signed
Cambodia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation for 2019-21, one which aims to attract more Chinese tourists and investors to the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Japan to Continue Supporting Conservation of Cambodian Temples
Japan will continue to support Cambodia with conservation work of temples in Angkor Archaeological Park, according to APSARA National Authority.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Local banks allowed to use yuan in digital settlements
The Bank of China and the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding that allows certain banks in the Kingdom to settle transactions in Chinese yuan.
— Khmer Times

114 Caught Trying to Cross Border
On Sunday April 28, 2019, at 12:10 pm, members of border guard force No. 815 patrolling in Kbal Spean village, Malai commune discovered that workers a total of 114 people, including 48 women and 9 children trying to illegally cross the border into Thailand.
— Cambodia News English

Hun Sen: Cambodia will not fall into Belt and Road debt trap
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that Cambodia would not fall into a so-called debt trap as it embraces China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the Kingdom only accepted projects beneficial to the country.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cellcard, keeping Cambodia connected
Cellcard CEO Ian Watson said the team was working 24/7 to help ensure customers can continue to communicate at all times, despite the increasing power outages.
— Khmer Times

China Grants $90M to Cambodia’s Defense Sector
Chinese President Xi Jinping announced to grant approximately USD 90 million in aid to support Cambodia’s defense sector, strengthening sovereignty and territorial integrity of the kingdom, speaking in a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his delegation to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China on 29 April 2019.
— Fresh News

Mondulkiri official ‘behind land clearing’
Dak Dam commune forestry community activists in Mondulkiri province’s O’Raing district on Sunday claimed that a deputy district governor was behind the recent clearing of their land.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Construction workers seek better benefits
More than 200 construction workers and union representatives yesterday marked World Health and Safety Day and urged the government to extend to them the same protections given to workers in other sectors.
— Khmer Times

H.E. Xi Jinping Reaffirms China’s Stance on Cambodia
Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping re-affirmed China’s stance to continue assisting Cambodia against the EU’s threat to withdraw its “Everything But Arms” (EBA) preferential scheme and announced 600 million Yuan assistance to the national defence of Cambodia.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Construction workers call for safety measures from ministry
An estimated 200 members of construction sector unions gathered in front of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training on the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Sunday to deliver petitions asking for issues facing construction workers to be addressed.
— The Phnom Penh Post

PM limits number of four-star generals
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday announced reforms stipulating that only the Minister of National Defence and the commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) will be allowed to hold the rank of four-star general.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Financial Stability, Crucial for National Economic Development
Experts have placed emphasis on financial stability as cornerstone for development of national economy.
— Agence Kampuchea Presse

Hun Sen inks nine deals with China
Cambodia has signed a number of agreements during Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attendance at the annual Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, including the Action Plans of Shared Future and the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation under Grant Aid.
— Khmer Times

Think tank launches Cambodian female leaders book
German political think tank Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Singapore-based collaborative entrepreneur forum Woomentum on Friday launched a book featuring 21 female leaders of the Kingdom.
— The Phnom Penh Post

16 News of Cambodian PM Hun Sen’s Five Days to Second Belt and Road Forum
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen departed Phnom Penh late Thursday for the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation and a series of events and meetings in Beijing from 25 to 29 April 2019 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
— Fresh News

Beoeng Yeak Laom a protected area: Environment Ministry
The Environment Ministry on Friday announced the recognition of an area in Ratanakkiri province’s Banlung city as the Boeng Yeak Laom protected area.
— Khmer Times

Court rejects Smith’s request to meet Sokha
Justice Ministry spokesman Chin Malin yesterday said the municipal court has rejected a request by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights to meet with former opposition leader Kem Sokha.
— Khmer Times

‘Youth vital to Kingdom’s development’
Researchers in attendance at a forum organised by the Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) in Phnom Penh on Sunday said young people play an important role in the nation’s development and in resolving social issues.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Protests Against Cintri Landfill
On April 28, 2019, more than 50 people representing hundreds of villagers protested about the trash collecting company Cintri, which has been dumping rubbish in an open pit in Prey Rieng Village, Sangkat Phoum Chhor Trek, Khan Por Sen Chey, Phnom Penh.
— Cambodia News English

Education Ministry cuts school hours over hot weather
The Education Ministry yesterday said that no student or teacher has experienced any health issues arising from the current hot and dry weather, noting that it had cut schooling hours by half an hour before the weather gets too hot.
— Khmer Times

Myanmar state counselor arrives in Cambodia for 3-day visit
Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on Monday for a three-day visit to further enhance bilateral ties and cooperation.
— Xinhua

Marine fossils found in Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary
The Environment Ministry’s team of archaeologists have discovered several fossils of marine life in Mondulkiri province’s Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary, suggesting that the area was submerged millions of years ago.
— 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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